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VMware Tools on Linux

I have found myself doing a lot of work on Linux VMs lately. Thus a lot of VMware tools installs on systems I am not at home in. This method from VMware Support resources works on every flavor I have used to date: NOTE: This was written for 5.0 but works for any version. Just check your mounted CD for your version as it will change the command structure. 3. As root ( su - ), mount the VMware Tools virtual CD-ROM image, change to a working directory (for example,  /tmp ), uncompress the installer, then unmount the CD-ROM image. Note:  Some Linux distributions automatically mount CD-ROMs. If your distribution uses automounting, do not use the mount and umount commands below. You still must untar the VMware Tools installer to  /tmp . Some Linux distributions use different device names or organize the  /dev  directory differently. If your CD-ROM drive is not  /dev/cdrom  or if the mount point for a CD-ROM is not  /mnt/cdrom , you must modify the following commands to