How-to Install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic 32/64bit Linux Easy Guide

July 25th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Installing VMware Tools for Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Linux



The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the VMWare Tools for Ubuntu Linux 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Unity i386/amd64 Desktop.

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 More Pleasant Journey with Ubuntu on VMWare…

With the VMWare Tools Installed you will Dispose Also of Shared Folders to Easy Exchange Files with the Host System!

You Find Detailed VMWare Installation Troubleshooting 2 the Article Bottom.

Install VMware Tools for Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Linux - Featured
  1. Start the VMWare Tools Installation:
    Virtual Machine > Install VMWare Tools

    If the VMWare Tools are Not Already on your Hard Drive you Should Wait Until the Archive is Downloaded from VMWare Update Server…

    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.

  2. After Downloading the Window Containing the Tools Should Pop-Up

    Double-Click on the VMWare Tools Archive to Decompress it.

    Install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic - Open Archive

  3. Extract Into /tmp Directory
    Install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic - Extraction
  4. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic - Open Terminal

  5. VMWare Tools Installation:

    • Access the Target Directory

      cd /tmp/vmware*
    • To Get Enabled the Shared Folders Apply Patch:

      VMWare-Tools Patch
    • Execute Installation Script

      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.

    This is the Sign of Success! :)

    Install VMware Tools for Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Linux - Success
  6. Here is the VMWare Tools Troubleshooting Guide:

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

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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