How To Install VMware Tools In Linux Mint 13

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Here’s how to install VMware Tools in Linux Mint 13 (using VMware Workstation 8):

1. Click on ‘VM>Install VMware Tools…’

How To Install VMware Tools In Linux Mint 13

2. VMware Tools ISO will be mounted as a virtual drive inside the Linux Mint virtual machine. Copy the ‘VMwareTools-8.8.0-471268.tar.gz’ to your home directory.

How To Install VMware Tools In Linux Mint 13

3. Open the terminal and issue the following command –

tar -zxvf VMwareTools-8.8.0-471268.tar.gz

How To Install VMware Tools In Linux Mint 13

4. After the files have been extracted, issue the following command at the terminal –

cd vmware-tools-distrib/

How To Install VMware Tools In Linux Mint 13

5. Now issue the following command at the terminal to begin VMware Tools installation –

sudo ./vmware-install.pl

How To Install VMware Tools In Linux Mint 13

6. As shown below, hit enter whenever prompted to accept default values until the script completes the installation –

How To Install VMware Tools In Linux Mint 13

How To Install VMware Tools In Linux Mint 13

How To Install VMware Tools In Linux Mint 13

How To Install VMware Tools In Linux Mint 13

How To Install VMware Tools In Linux Mint 13

How To Install VMware Tools In Linux Mint 13

How To Install VMware Tools In Linux Mint 13

How To Install VMware Tools In Linux Mint 13

How To Install VMware Tools In Linux Mint 13

How To Install VMware Tools In Linux Mint 13

  1. Marc says:

    Excellent! Finally no more headaches. Why is it not possible for the programmers to provide such useful explanations? All Linuxeswould be very much more appreciated, but not at all if I have to sit and search for hours and hours… There MS is much easier!

  2. manny says:

    excellent guide, by far the easiest to follow of all similar type of tutorial. thanks.

  3. VAL says:

    Great tutorial. It was very easy to follow, had to just change the version number for vmware-tools and hit enter. Thanks for your time and effort.