Linux OS4 Opendesktop 13 How to Install the VMWare Tools

November 7, 2012 | By Regaz.

This is Another WoW-Guide that Lead you Step-by-Step to Successfully Installing the VMware Tools on Linux OS4 Opendesktop 13 32/64-bit.

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. Open File-Manager and Double-Click on VMware Archive
    Install VMware Tools on OS4 OpenDesktop 13 - Open Archive

  3. Extract Into /tmp Directory
    Install VMware Tools on OS4 OpenDesktop 13 - Extraction

  4. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands) Install VMware Tools on OS4 OpenDesktop 13 - Open Terminal

  5. VMWare Tools Installation:

    • Access the Target Directory

      cd /tmp/vmware*
    • Login as SuperUser

      sudo su

      If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

    • To Get Enabled the Shared Folders Apply Patch:

      VMWare-Tools Patch
  • Execute Installation Script


    Follow to Accept All the Default Proposed Settings

    Possibly Answer “Yes” to Enable Load New Kernel Modules at Boot.

  • This is the Sign of Success! :)

    Installing VMware Tools Success
    VMWare Tools Troubleshootings
  • Now to Enable VMware Tools without Logout

  • VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How to Install the VMware Tools on Linux Distros

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