Another one for the list of things I forget how to do regularly.
Make sure our packages are up to date.
# apt-get update # apt-get upgrade
Install the packages needed to install the vmware tools:
# apt-get install build-essential psmisc linux-headers-$(uname -r)
In the vmware server console select "Install VMWare tools..." from the VM menu.
Then type the following:
# cd # mount /media/cdrom # tar zxvf /media/cdrom/VMware*.tar.gz # cd vmware-tools-distrib # ./vmware-install.pl --default
That should be it, you should now have working vmware tools on your Debian distribution.
Optionally you can delete the installation files with:
# cd .. # rm -rf vmware-tools-distribUpdate: You should consider using more efficient virtual hardware and drivers, check out my post about using paravirtualized drivers