How to Install VMWare Tools on Linux Ubuntu 12 Easy Visual Guide

April 3, 2012 | By Regaz | Filed in: Uncategorized.

This is Another WoW-Guide that Lead you Step-by-Step to Successfully Installing the VMWare Tools for Ubuntu Linux 12.

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.

Ubuntu on VMWare
  1. Start the VMWare Tools Installation:
    Virtual Machine >> Install VMWare Tools

    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 the Window Containing the Tools Should Pop-Up Install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu 12 1
  3. Drag the Tools Box Into your Home Folder
  4. Find the Tools Box and Double-Click on it to Extract the Content Install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu 12 2
  5. Choose your Home Directory as Location and Click on Extract Install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu 12 3
  6. Open a Terminal Window

    Install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu 12 4

  7. 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

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


      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! :)


    Installing VMWare Tools on Linux Mint 12 10

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

    How to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

    You Find the VMWare Tools Installation Video on Youtube at: How to Install the VMWare Tools on Ubuntu Linux 12 Video


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