How To Install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server

  1. Use Install VMWare Tools option in VMWare Client to attach media
    ubuntu vmware tools install 12.10 
  2. Update the server
  3. Create the mount point

  4. Mount the ISO

    You should see the message: mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only

  5. Change Directory
  6. Copy the tar file to your /tmp directory
  7. Install Build tools if necessary
  8. Change Directory
  9. Unmount the ISO

  10. Expand the tar

  11. Change Directory
  12. To prevent a potential error in the install script on Ubuntu 11.10+, create a special directory
    Unable to create symlink “/usr/lib64/” pointing to file “/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/”.

  13. Run the Install Script. The -d flag automatically answers the default to all questions. To customize it, just omit the -d.
  14. Reboot

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CENT OS 6 — La nouvelle carte réseau disparaît après reboot.

« With CentOS 6 everthing is handled by udev now. Go into /etc/udev/rules.d and delete the 70-persistent-net.rules file and reboot. If you open it berfore hand you will most likey see the original NIC MAC listed as eth0 and the new one as eth1.

Now you need to edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 and manually update to the MAC of your new NIC card.

Deleting the file forces the detection process to run again at boot with no baggage left over from the cloning process, namely the old NIC MAC address(es). »

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