Linux Debian 6 Squeeze Xfce How-to Install VMWare-Tools Easy Visual-Guide

November 19th, 2012 by Regaz
This Easy Visual-Guide Shows You Howto Install the VMWare Tools on Debian Linux 6 Squeeze Xfce Desktop.

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Debian Linux Wheezy Xfce on the VMWare Virtual Machine

With the VMWare Tools Installed you Can Custom Easy-Resizing the Screen Just Dragging and More your Guest will Dispose Also of Shared Folders to Easy Exchanging Files with the Host System!

Just Take the Time of Carefully Looking, Reading and Following the Detailed Instructions and Commands Contained in this Guide.

You Find Detailed VMWare Installation Troubleshooting Link 2 the Article Bottom.

Debian Linux on VMWare
  1. Start the Process of Downloading and Mounting the VMWare Tools CD with:
    • VMWare Fusion Virtual Machine >> Install VMWare Tools
    • VMWare Workstation VM >> Install VMWare Tools

    May be you will need to Wait Until VMWare has Provided to Downloading and Mounting the VMWare Tools CD.
    If the Window with the VMWare Tools Do Not Appear you will Need to Manually Disconnect the CD/DVD in:
    Virtual Machines >> CD/DVD(IDE) >> Disconnect CD/DVD
    And just Re-Starting the VMWare Tools Installation…

  2. The Mounted VMWare-Tools CD should Pop-Up on File-Manager or Desktop
    Install VMWare Tools on Debian Squeeze Xfce - Open VMWare-Tools CD
  3. Double-Click on Archive to ExtractInstall VMWare-Tools on Debian 6 Xfce Extraction

    Browse the /tmp Directory Naming it as vmware because Xfce Extractor Automatically Send the Output Into a Folder.

    Install VMWare-Tools on Debian 6 Xfce Extraction - Destination

  4. Installing the Required Kernel Headers:
    su 

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    apt-get install linux linux-headers-$(uname -r)

    In Case you Cannot Find/Install the Kernel Headers Look:

    Debian Cannot Install Headers

    Before starting to install check than kernel’s headers are in the right location:

    ls /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)

    This should give you an input like this below:

    arch include Makefile Module.symvers scripts

    Now your system should be Ready for VMware Tools installation.

  5. VMWare Tools Installation:
    • Access the Target Directory
      cd /tmp/vmware/vmware*
  6. To Get Enabled the Shared-Folders Apply Patch

    VMWare-Tools Patch
  7. Execute Installation Script
    ./vmware-install.pl

    Follow to Accept All the Default Proposed Settings

    Eventually Answer “Yes” to Enable Load New Kernel Modules at Boot.

  8. This is the Sign of Success!
    Congratulations :)

    Install VMWare Tools on Debian Wheezy 7
    VMWare Tools Troubleshootings
  9. Finally to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
    vmware-user-suid-wrapper
  10. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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