How-to Install VMware Tools on FreeBSD 10.X i386 Easy Guide

February 3rd, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

FreeBSD 10.X 32bit Install VMware-Tools




The Step-by-Step Guide Shows You How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Unix FreeBSD 10+ 32bit.

Inside the Post you will Find a Link to “Install Kernel Extension and Compiling a New Custom Kernel.”

The VMware Tools Installation is Necessary to Solve the Not Working Mouse Integration for FreeBSD 10 on VMware Virtual Machines.

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

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a Much More Pleasant Journey with FreeBSD10 on VMWare…

With the VMWare Tools Installed you will Easily Resize your Virtual Screen and Switch between Guest and Host OS.

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  1. Boot to Command Prompt or Open a Terminal Window

  2. Start the VMWare Tools Installation:
    Virtual Machine >> Install VMWare Tools

    Before to Start the Installation you Need to have the CDRom Unmounted… If Not the Window Containing the Tools will Not Pop-Up.
    If you Need to Unmount/Eject the CDRom go to Places, Open a Window and Eject the CDRom.

    FreeBSD 10 Install VMWare Tools - 2
  3. If is a First Time Install you will Need to Wait until Automatic Tools Download:
    FreeBSD 10 Install VMWare Tools - 3
  4. Install Kernel Extension and Compile Custom Kernel:

    FreeBSD 10 i386 Install Custom Kernel
  5. Reboot to Load the New Custom Kernel!

  6. Eventually Under VMWare Connect the Virtual DVD

  7. Mount the CD with VMware-Tools Iso Image

    su root
    mkdir /cdrom
    mount_cd9660 /dev/cd0 /cdrom
  8. Extract the VMware Tools Archive

    cp /cdrom/vmware*.tar.gz /tmp
    tar xvzf /tmp/vmware*.tar.gz
  9. Access the Directory Containing the Tools

    cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib
  10. FreeBSD 10 Getting Started Searching and Installing Packages:

    FreeBSD 10 pkg Quick-Start
  11. Start the VMWare Tools Installation
    ./vmware-install.pl

    Follow to Accept All the Proposed Default Setting Until Achievement.

  12. Finally to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
    vmware-user-suid-wrapper
  13. VMware Tools Installation Troubleshooting Guides:

    VMWare Tools Troubleshooting

    VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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