Linux Install VMware Tools on Debian 5 Lenny and 6 Squeeze Easy Guide

May 27, 2011 | By Regaz | Filed in: Uncategorized.
The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install the VMWare Tools for Debian Linux 5 Lenny and 6 Squeeze.

Take the Time to Carefully Reading and Executing all the Instructions given here.

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Debian on VMWare…

The VMWare Tools Installed will Grant a Much More Pleasant Experienche on VMWare Virutal Machine, you will Dispose of Easy Screen Resizing and of Shared Folders to Easy Exchange Files with the Host System!

You Find Detailed VMWare Installation Troubleshooting Link 2 the Article Bottom.

Debian Linux on VMWare
  1. Start by Selecting Virtual Machines >> Install WMWare Tools
  2. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
  3. Installing the Required gcc & Kernel Headers:
    After you follow to Find and Install needed Kernel’s Headers.
    Find Headers:

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

    apt-get install gcc linux-headers-$(uname -r)

    In Case you Cannot Find/Install the Kernel 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.

  4. Load VMware Tools
    cp /media/cdrom0/VMwareTools*.tar.gz /tmp
    cd /tmp
    tar xvzf VMwareTools*.tar.gz

  5. VMWare Tools Installation:
    • Access the Target Directory
      cd /tmp/vmware*
    • Execute Installation Script

      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! :)


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  6. VMWare Tools Troubleshootings
  7. Finally, to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
  8. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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