How to Install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Easy Guide

October 6, 2018 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

VMware Tools Ubuntu 18.10 Installation Guide

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install VMWare Tools in Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic GNU/Linux Desktop.

And the VMware Tools Installation on Ubuntu 18.10 it’s Quick and Easy, involving the simple Execution of a Shell Command.

Most noteworthy: as of Sept 2015, VMware recommends using the distribution-specific open-vm-tools instead of the VMware Tools package for guest machines.

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

Because with the VMWare Tools Installed you will Dispose Also of Shared Folders to Easy Exchange Files with the Host System!

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  1. How to Quick Start with Command Line on Ubuntu

    Ubuntu Console Quick Start
  2. Then to Update System

    sudo apt upgrade

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

  3. And for Installing the VMware Tools

    sudo apt install open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-desktop
  4. Finally, to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout


    Drag & Resize the Window to Check that the Tools are Working.
    Then the Desktop should automatically Fit the window’s Size.

    Assure that Linux will Load VMware Tools at Boot:

    VMware Tools Loaded on Boot
  5. Get Installed DropBox for Easy File Sharing VMs OS
    SetUp DropBox on Ubuntu.

    VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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