Installing VMware tools into Ubuntu Server via CLI

Create a directory to mount the cdrom

sudo mkdir /mnt/cdrom

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Now need to see where the cdrom is mapped to, so run:

lsblk

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So I can see sr0 is my rom

Mount the cdrom to the Directory just created:

sudo mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom

navigate to the Directory and run ls to see contents

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Extract the VMwareTool-x.x.x.tar.gz file – note this name may be different per release

tar -xvf VMwareTools-10.0.0-2977863.tar.gz -C /tmp

change directory to where you extracted VMware tools

cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib

Install vmware tools, the -d accepts all the defaults

sudo ./vmware-install.pl -d

Reboot the machine

Info gained from a VMware KB

 

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