How-to Install VMWare-Tools on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela LTS 32-64bit Easy Visual-Guide

June 19th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Installing VMware Tools for Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela



The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela i386/amd64 Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce Desktop.

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela on the VMWare Virtual Machine

The VMWare Tools Installation should improve VM Performances, enabling Custom Easy Scree Resizing and more your Guest will Dispose Also of Shared Folders to Easy Exchanging Files with the Host System!

Just Take the Time of Carefully Following the Detailed Instructions and Commands Contained in this Easy How-to Install VMware Tools on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela Guide.

Install VMware Tools on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela - Featured
  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. Double-Click on Archive and Extract VMware-Tools into /tmp

    Install VMware Tools on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela - Extract Archive
  3. Open a Shell terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install VMware Tools on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela - Open Terminal
  4. VMWare Tools Installation:
    • Access the Target Directory

      cd /tmp/vmware*
    • Login as SuperUser
      su 

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

    • 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.

    This is the Sign of Success! :)

     

    Install VMware Tools on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela - Success

  5. VMware Tools Installation Troubleshooting Guides:

    VMWare Tools Troubleshooting
  6. Assure that Linux will Load VMware Tools at Boot:

    Get VMware Tools Loaded on Boot
  7. Finally to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
    /usr/bin/vmware-user
  8. Get Installed DropBox for Easy File Sharing VMs OS
    SetUp DropBox on Mint.

    VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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