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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