How-to Install VMware Tools on Elementary OS 0.2-Luna/0.3-Freya 32/64bit Linux Easy Guide

April 7th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Install VMware Tools on Elementary OS 0.2-Luna/0.3-Freya



The Guide Simply Show How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Elementary OS 0.2-Luna/0.3-Freya 32/64bit Desktop.

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Linux Elementary OS on 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!

Relax and Take the Time to Look, Follow and Enjoy this Complete and Detailed Guide.

Comprehends All the Screen-shots taken during Installation that Show Every Single Step and Setup of the Process…

Install VMware Tools Elementary OS 0.2-Luna/0.3-Freya - VMWare-Baloon
  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 after Download 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 after Re-Starting the VMWare Tools Installation…

  2. Open File Manager

    Install VMware Tools Elementary OS 0.2-Luna/0.3-Freya - Open File Manager

  3. Click on VMWare-Tools Archive to Extract by Archive Manager

    Install VMware Tools Elementary OS 0.2-Luna/0.3-Freya - Open VMWare Tools on Archive Manager

  4. Extract Into /tmp Directory
    Install VMware Tools Elementary OS 0.2-Luna/0.3-Freya - Extraction
  5. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Ctrl+Alt+t

    Install VMware Tools Elementary OS 0.2-Luna/0.3-Freya - Pantheon Open Terminal
  6. VMWare Tools Installation:
    cd /tmp/vmware*
    sudo su -c "./vmware-install.pl"

    Follow to Accept All the Default Proposed Settings

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

    In Case you Got Kernel Header “” is not a valid path Look:


    Troubleshooting VMware-Tools Installation

    This is the Sign of Success! :)

    Install VMware Tools Elementary OS 0.2-Luna/0.3-Freya - Success
  7. For VMware Tools Installation Troubleshootings Look:

  8. Now to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
    /usr/bin/vmware-user
  9. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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