Manually Installing VMware Tools on Unbuntu

If the cdrom was not automatically mounted, mount the cdrom (in your guest OS) using the following commands:

sudo mkdir /media/cdrom sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom sudo cp /media/cdrom/VMwareTools*.tar.gz ~ tar xvf VMwareTools*.tar.gz

To install, run the following

cd ~/vmware-tools-distrib sudo ./vmware-install.pl

During vmware-install.pl, choose the default answers to everything (just hit the <enter> key).

You can configure the tools using the following

sudo vmware-toolbox

Reference

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Tools

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