To install VMware Tools in a Linux guest operating system using RPM:

To install VMware Tools in a Linux guest operating system using RPM:


1.Ensure that your Linux virtual machine is powered on.
2.If you are running a GUI interface, open a command shell.
3.Click VM in the virtual machine menu, then click Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools and click OK.
4.To create a mount point, run:
mkdir /mnt/cdrom

5.To mount the CDROM, run:
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

6.To install VMware Tools using RPM, run:
rpm -ivh /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-.rpm

where is the version of VMware Tools you want to install.
Notes: You can only perform the install as a root user or by using the sudo command.

7.To configure VMware Tools for your running kernel, run:
/usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl
8.To unmount the CDROM, run:
umount /mnt/cdrom

9.To end the VMware Tools install, c lick VM in the virtual machine menu, then click Guest > End VMware Tools Install.

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