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VMware Tools

posted Nov 8, 2012, 7:11 PM by Joe Bieber

Once you mount your VMware Tools ISO, You probably need a few pieces of software installed before you try to install it.

You will most likely need GCC, MAKE, and Linux headers installed.

These commands should do the trick.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gcc
sudo apt-get install make
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

You will need to copy the VMware tools file to a write-able location for extracting.
cd /media/cdrom
cp Vmware......tar /home/username
cd /home/username

sudo tar xvc WMware......tar
cd /WMware-tools

to be continued.....

Mounting Guest CD-ROM

posted Nov 8, 2012, 7:08 PM by Joe Bieber   [ updated Nov 8, 2012, 7:08 PM ]

Using vShere Client to attach a cd-rom, whether it be actual physical drive or a virtual one, does not automatically mount it in a Linux server guest. So here's how...

using the console from vShpere or SSH into the Linux guest.

you need to be logged in as root or make yourself root with su or use sudo

make your mount point for the cdrom

mkdir /media/cdrom

now mount the cd-rom

mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

now change directory and see what's on your cd-rom

cd /media/cdrom

if there is nothing listed, then you probably forgot to actually insert a disc(physical) or attach an iso(virtual).

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