04 January 2011

If you want to install VMware tool in Ubuntu Linux you have to follow fowling steps

1. first install the Compiler utility by this command

viru@viru-VM:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential

Note - This command installs gcc and all the compiler utility in to the Ubuntu by default these compiler utility not installed in Ubuntu Linux

2. Now install header files for currently running Linux kernel in your computer

viru@viru-VM:~$ sudo apt-get install Linux-headers-`uname -r`

3. Now you can install VMware tool to this navigate VM-Install VMware tool




4. After this follow these command and enjoy VMware tool feature


viru@viru-VM:~$ sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

viru@viru-VM:~$ cp /media/cdrom/VMware*.tar.gz /tmp

viru@viru-VM:~$ sudo umount /media/cdrom

viru@viru-VM:~$ cd /tmp

viru@viru-VM:~$ tar xzvf VMware*.gz

viru@viru-VM:~$ cd vmware-tools-distrib/

viru@viru-VM:~$ sudo ./vmware-install.pl

last command will begin the VMware tool installation process and the installation scripts prompts for answers, just follow the installation steps

Congratulation you have installed VMware tool in your Ubuntu Linux