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How to Install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu 9.10 running under VMWare Fusion on Mac OS X 10.6

How to Install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu 9.10 running under VMWare Fusion on Mac OS X 10.6

I've chosen the menu item "Install VMWare Tools", and it instructs me that it will attached the CD.

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Guest [Entry]

"It's not that intuitive, unfortunately. It mounts an ISO which you can find in Nautilus. The ISO contains the tarball of the VMware tools. Untar the tarball in a writable folder (e.g. Downloads). I haven't quite figured out how Ubuntu handles mounted volumes, but for me it's in /media/cdrom1 (I'm typically a Mac user).

tar zxf /media/cdrom1/VMwareTools-8.2.4-215242.tar.gz

Change to the VMware tools directory.

cd vmware-tools-distrib

Install the VMware tools from there.

sudo ./vmware-install.pl

Follow the instructions from there. All the default answers to the questions the installer asks apply to Ubuntu. Hope this helps!"