Installing VMware-Tools for Debian 9 Stretch Linux
This Easy Visual-Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Debian 9 Stretch i386/amd64 GNU/Linux Gnome/KDE/Lxde/Xfce/Mate Desktop.
You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Debian Linux 8 Jessie Gnome3 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 Carefuly Looking, Reading and Following the Detailed Instructions and Commands Contained in this Guide.
You Find Detailed VMWare Tools Installation Troubleshooting Link 2 the Article Bottom.
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…
Open File-Manager Double-Click/Right-Click on VMWare-Tools Archive into the VMWare-Tools CD
Click on Extract and Decompress into the /tmp Folder
Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
(Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
Search for Terminal
Installing the Required Kernel Headers:
After you follow to Find and Install needed Kernel’s Headers.
Find and Install Headers:
su -c "apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)"
In Case you Cannot Find/locate package linux-headers Look:Debian Cannot Install Headers
Before starting to install check than kernel’s headers are in the right location:
ls /usr/src/linux-headers-$(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.
VMWare Tools Installation:
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 Get “not a valid path” for linux-headers Look:Troubleshooting VMware-Tools Installation
This is the Sign of Success!
Guided Setup to Load VMware Tools at Boot:Get VMware Tools Loaded on Boot
- Finally to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:
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