Monday, December 7, 2015

Installing VMWare tools on linux


Make sure open-vm-tools is not installed.
sudo apt-get remove open-vm-tools

1. Make sure the updates are done:
sudo apt-get update

2. Make sure git is installed
sudo apt-get install git

3. Run the command to get the tools from repository.
sudo git clone

4. cd to vmware-tools-folder
cd vmware-tools-patches

5. Run the patch
sudo ./ 7.1.3
(open to see available options. The file recommends using the latest version, however, 7.1.3 is what worked for me)

6. Run the following patch
sudo ./

7. Run the file
sudo ./

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