VMware Fusion – Installing VMware Tools in Linux as a Guest OS

Once you install Linux as a guest OS, on the VMware Fusion menu, click Virtual Machine > Install VMware Tools
This will mount the VMware Tools. Open the mounted, VMware Tools, and copy the VMwareTools-9.6.2-1688356.tar to your desktop.
Now, open your Terminal, and type-in  the following.

root@networkshinobi:~# cd Desktop/
root@networkshinobi:~# tar -xf VMwareTools-9.6.2-1688356.tar.gz
root@networkshinobi:~# cd vmware-tools-distrib/
root@networkshinobi:~# perl vmware-install.pl

Then accepts all the default except for If it ask you to change the path for kernel header, type-in no
When the installation is done, type-in reboot to reboot the system and apply the changes. After the reboot, log in to your Linux Guest OS, then you should be able to change the resolution, and use the drag and drop features.

About networkshinobi

My name is Karlo, I work as a Network Engineer. A little about myself. I started as a PC gamer back when I was in high school. PC gaming became my addiction and pushed me to learn more about computers. Slowly got my some certifications and landed an IT Tier 1 Helpdesk job. This job opened the door for me to work to push further on my certifications and going deeper into the IT world. My goal was to get my Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching, but my journey for CCIE has changed due to I always ended up working on non-Cisco network appliances. Therefore, I have to pivot and decided to jump to the dark side and go with Juniper. Hopefully, I would get my JNCIE in the near future. All the entries/post I made are based on my views, opinion and for educational purposes only. If you see some mistakes, feel free to drop some comments. I would appreciate all the helpful comments. Thanks
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