How-to Install VMware Tools on Debian 9 Stretch 32/64bit Linux+GNU

October 8th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

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.

Installing VMware Tools for Debian 9 Stretch Linux - 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. Open File-Manager Double-Click/Right-Click on VMWare-Tools Archive into the VMWare-Tools CD

    Install VMWare Tools on Debian 9 Stretch 1
  3. Click on Extract and Decompress into the /tmp Folder

    Install VMWare Tools on Debian 9 Stretch 3
  4. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window

    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Search for Terminal

    Debian Linux 9 Stretch Gnome 3 Open Terminal
  5. 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.

  6. VMWare Tools Installation:
    cd /tmp/vmware*
    su -c "./"

    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!

    Congratulations :)

    Install VMWare Tools on Debian 9 Stretch 7
  7. Guided Setup to Load VMware Tools at Boot:

    Get VMware Tools Loaded on Boot
  8. Finally to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
  9. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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