Howto Install Vmware Tools in Ubuntu Jaunty/Intrepid/Hardy

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VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machine’s guest operating system and improves management of the virtual machine.Installing VMware Tools in the guest operating system is vital. Although the guest operating system can run without VMware Tools, you lose important functionality and convenience.

Install vmware tools Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy)

Open a terminal window and execute the following commands

Download the script

wget http://chrysaor.info/scripts/ubuntu804vmtools.sh

Change script permissions

chmod +x ubuntu804vmtools.sh

Now run the script that makes VMware Tools compatible with Ubuntu 8.04 (Warning: it will download some large files):

sudo ./ubuntu804vmtools.sh

When the script promps for answers, just hit Enter as defaults are OK. If you're using VMware Fusion, Server or Workstation, reboot the virtual machine and you are done.

Install vmware tools Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid)

Open a terminal window and execute the following commands

Download the script

wget http://chrysaor.info/scripts/ubuntu810vmtools.sh

Change script permissions

chmod +x ubuntu810vmtools.sh

Now run the script that installs VMware Tools (Warning: it will download a large file):

sudo ./ubuntu810vmtools.sh

When the script promps for answers, just hit Enter as defaults are OK. If you're using VMware Fusion, Server or Workstation, reboot the virtual machine and you are done.

Install vmware tools Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty)

Open a terminal window and execute the following commands

Download the script

wget http://chrysaor.info/scripts/ubuntu904vmtools.sh

Change script permissions

chmod +x ubuntu904vmtools.sh

Now run the script that installs VMware Tools (Warning: it will download some files)

sudo bash ./ubuntu904vmtools.sh

When the script promps for answers, just hit Enter as defaults are OK. If you're using VMware Fusion, Server or Workstation, reboot the virtual machine and you are done.

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7 thoughts on “Howto Install Vmware Tools in Ubuntu Jaunty/Intrepid/Hardy

  1. Still getting displayed in the lower left hand corner of VMWare Server, ‘you do not have VMWare Tools Installed.’ Even after rebooting the pc. The script shows no errors after running.

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  2. Worked great for me! Thanks. I did not have vmware-tools installed because I have vmware player. This compiled and installed everything automatically. Very useful!

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