Install VMWare-Tools (from Vmware server)
Post date: 16-Sep-2010 04:51:52
Using VMware Server, click the "Install VMWare Tools"
Start up a terminal window and do the following to ensure that you have the required packages for building VMware Tools or your kernel.
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r` psmisc
NOTE: linux-headers-uname -r is not required on a default build as these headers already exist. They are listed here in case you have made kernel modifications.
From the VMware menu, choose VM->Install VMware Tools. You should see a mounted CD image show up on the desktop. In the File Browser that pops up, right-click the VMwareTools*.tar.gz file and extract to the Desktop.
If the cdrom was not automatically mounted, mount the cdrom (in your guest OS) by doing
# make a mount point if needed :
sudo mkdir /media/cdrom
# Mount the CD
sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom
# Copy and extract VMWareTools
tar xvf /media/cdrom/VMwareTools*.tar.gz
# Install as below
Open a terminal window, and run the following commands.
During vmware-install.pl, choose the default answers to everything (just hit the <enter> key).
You can configure the tools as root
Problems configuring vmware-tools with Ubuntu 11.04 - What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel?
Using VMWare, if you create an Ubuntu 11.04 virtual machine, you may struggle to configure vmware-tools once it has been installed due to a problem with finding the installed kernel C header files. You might find you get errors like the following half way through the installation :
What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include] : YOU ENTER PATHS HERE THAT SUIT YOUR SETUP
The directory of kernel headers (version @@VMWARE@@ UTS_RELEASE) does not match
your running kernel (version 2.6.38-8-virtual). Even if the module were to
compile successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.
To fix, you need to create a couple of symlinks :
sudo ln -s /lib/modules/YourInstalledKernel/build/include/generated/utsrelease.h /lib/modules/YourInstalledKernel/build/include/linux/utsrelease.h
sudo ln -s /lib/modules/YourInstalledKernel/build/include/generated/autoconf.h /lib/modules/YourInstalledKernel/build/include/linux/autoconf.h
So, for example, I had to do the following:
sudo ln -s /lib/modules/2.6.38-9-generic/build/include/generated/utsrelease.h /lib/modules/2.6.38-9-generic/build/include/linux/utsrelease.h
sudo ln -s /lib/modules/2.6.38-9-generic/build/include/generated/autoconf.h /lib/modules/2.6.38-9-generic/build/include/linux/autoconf.h
Further info : http://bitnami.org/forums/forums/virtual-appliances/topics/installing-vmware-tools-on-ubuntu-11-04-tracks