What do I have to type in the terminal to install VMware tools. I already have it showing up as a cd in the file system. I am new to Linux systems and operating the terminal.
This is an example how it works in VMWare Workstation. There're minimal differences to other versions of VMWare.
1) Mount the VMWare Tools CD.
VM >> Install VMWare Tools
2) Open File Manager and go to VMWare Tools. Extract the VMWareTools-xxxx.tar.gz to a known directory.
3) Open Terminal and go to the directory of the extracted archive.
4) Run installation
sudo su -c "./vmware-install.pl"
5) After installation enable VMWare Tools and reboot
I encountered the same issue with the error being logged as:
RPC greeting failed: Host software version may not be compatible with the upgrader
I found that VMware now only makes updates to
open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-desktop and that the tools bundled with VMware Fusion or VMware Workstation are legacy products.
That said, this is how to install them.
This will be similar to pdunker's answer but more command oriented.
- Mount the drive: Open Files and click the CD icon with the label VMware Tools.
- Right click in any empty space and select Open In > Terminal.
- Run the following code:
cp VMwareTools-*.tar.gz ~/
tar -xzf VMwareTools-*.tar.gz
# this will uncompress to vmware-tools-distrib
- Follow the interacetive shell to make choices and your install should complete normally.