How to Extract VMWare Tools component.tar Archives on Linux Easy Guide

October 9, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Extracting VMware Tools component.tar

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Extract the Downloaded VMware Tools component.tar Archives on GNU/Linux.

To Achieve this Pourpose You will need to Download and Install the Proper VMware Component Extractor Tool.

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  1. Download VMware Component Extractor Tool

    VMWare Component Extractor
  2. Open a Command Line Terminal Session.

  3. Extracting VMware Component Extractor

    unzip $HOME/Downloads/
  4. Installing VMware Component Extractor

    cd $HOME/Downloads/VMWare-Component-Extractor-master

    Require a g++ Compiler Installation Linux System…

    mkdir $HOME/bin
    mv VMwareComponentExtractor $HOME/bin
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  6. Extracting VMware component.tar Archives

    $HOME/VMWareComponentExtractor $HOME/Downloads/vmware-tools*.component.tar

    Then You will find the .iso VMware Tools Extracted!

  7. To Mount on most Linux Desktop.

    Right-Click >> Open with Archive Mounter
    Inside You’ll Finally, find the VMware-Tools tar.gz Archive ready to Extract and Install ;)

  8. How to Install the VMware Tools for Linux and Unix:

    VMWare Tools Installation Guides

    Links to Step-by-Step Guides on Installing VMware Tools.

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