install vmware-tools on Guest OS Ubuntu 7.04

My OS is windows XP, Guest OS is ubuntu Feisty Fawn.

I have try some solution from the web here and there.

The final working one is a hybrid. I don’t know why.

Here it is.

First, run two command. (or three).

1. uname -r –> get something like 2.6.20-16-generic

2. sudo apt-get install build-essential

3. sudo apt-get install linux-headers-[2.6.20-16-generic] –>

put what you get from (1) inside [ ]

Then, click on your vmware menu VM->install VMware tools…

You should see a vmware CD mounted, it appears on your desktop.

open and copy that i385.rpm to your desktop.

extract it and go to this directory in your terminal.

The directory should be vmware-tools-distrib.

Then run the final command : ./

This is it.

You can now configure vmware tools using /usr/bin/vmware-toolbox

You have to keep this running if you want to have the auto ‘jump’ mouse feature.

That is no need to punch ctrl+alt anymore.

REMARK: If you are using 64bit OS like me, you should get the ia32-libs first.

vmware-tools don’t have 64bit just like flash.


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