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Installing VMware Tools in a Ubuntu virtual machine

We have a new video for you today which is specifically aimed towards users who are new to VMware Workstation, VMware Player or VMware Fusion, or users who may not be very comfortable with the VMware Tools installation process for Linux based guest operating systems.

This video discusses and demonstrates installing VMware Tools in a Ubuntu virtual machine. This demonstration was performed on a Ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine running in VMware Fusion 5 but the instructions also apply to the VMware Workstation and VMware Player.

In this tutorial you will see:

  • How to mount the VMware Tools cdrom in Ubuntu using a graphical interface
  • How to mount the VMware Tools cdrom in Ubuntu using a command line interface
  • How to install the VMware Tools cdrom in Ubuntu using a graphical interface
  • How to install the VMware Tools cdrom in Ubuntu using a command line interface

For additional information, see VMware Knowledge Base article Installing VMware Tools in an Ubuntu virtual machine (1022525).

Note: For best viewing results, ensure that the 720 HD quality setting is selected and view in full screen mode.

2 thoughts on “Installing VMware Tools in a Ubuntu virtual machine

  1. Victor

    If you are going to tell people to “use the command shown on screen” then you have to make the font large enough to read.

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