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Monday, December 1, 2014

How to Install VMware Tools in Ubuntu

There is a method to DualBoot Ubuntu with Windows, but what if we won't install two operating systems together, but we still need both of them. So I already posted How to install Ubuntu in VMware and use it as a virtual machine. So after we have installed it in VMware, we need to install VMware tools in Ubuntu ( Important thing! Same you need to install drivers in operating system after you format it ).
But before make sure you have already installed latest updates on your Ubuntu systemAfter we can start tools installation.

Start Ubuntu system, Right click on its tab in VMware and choose Install VMware Tools... line.
After in newly opened file window select and copy tar.gz format archive file into the Desktop.
First of all, we need to execute sudo passwd root command and after enter 3 times password of Ubuntu system.
Now execute next commands.
sudo su
cd home/your username
tar -xvzf VMwareTools-9.6.2-1688356.tar.gz
After ls command, you can see that file name with red, in 3rd command replace file name from the example given above with yours.
Now execute next commands.
cd vmware-tools-distrib
Now you need to press the enter button on the keyboard until installation finished. And when it's finished you need to reboot your machine.
After reboot, you can use full-screen Ubuntu with installed VMware tools.