1. In VMWare Workstation select Install Vmware Tools. This will then mount a virtual CDROM drive containing the required files.

2.. First we want to make a directory to copy the vmware tools files to.

mkdir /mnt/cdrom

3. We then want to mount the cdrom.

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

4. We then need to extract the tar.gz file.

x - extract z - uncompress v - verbose output f - filename to extract

tar xzvf ./mnt/cdrom/VwareTools-10.0.6-3560309.tar.gz -C /tmp/

5. Now we need to change directory to the /tmp/vamware-tools-distrib location.

cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib

6. The we will run the vmware-install.pl file.


Time to hit enter a bunch of times.