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In this tutorial I’ll show you how to install the VMware Tools for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Guest machine.

VMware Tools is a suit of drivers and utilities that enhances both the performance of the virtual machine and interaction between the guest and the host. It’s not required to be installed, but most of VMware users do install.

When I was installing Ubuntu 13.10 guest on VMware Player, the esay install failed to automatically install Vmware Tools. So here’s how to do it manually!

To get started, boot the guest system on your host and follow the steps below:

1.) Get the command prompt by Ctrl+Alt+T, then run below command to install required packages first:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)

2.) Click on VM or Manage -> Install VMware Tools …. You’ll be prompt to download VMware Tools CD image if need.



3.) After the downloading finish, create mount point and mount the CD image:

sudo mkdir /media/cdrom && sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

4.) Go to that directory and copy the source package:

cd /media/cdrom && cp VMwareTools-*.tar.gz ~/

5.) Extract this package:

cd && tar -zxvf VMwareTools-*.tar.gz

6.) Finally, run the command below to begin the installation:

sudo ./vmware-tools-distrib/

Choose the default for all questions. When done, restart and enjoy!

Install VMware Player on Ubuntu 13.10

Last updated: July 6, 2013

VMware Player is virtualization software that lets you run a guest system on your desktop. I use it test various Ubuntu releases on Ubuntu host.

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to install VMware Player on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy 13.10 Salamander. To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal and then follow below steps:

1.) Run command to install required packages:

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)

2.) Download the latest Vmware Player for Linux from the official website. Download the bundle version. You may check 32-bit or 64-bit by opening Details from Unity Dash.


3.) You may need to rename downloaded package from .txt to .bundle.

4.) Give executable privilege to the downloaded package:

chmod +x ~/downloads/VMware-Player-*.bundle

5.) Finally, run the installer. You’ll get a graphical wizard that installs VMware player for you.

gksudo bash ~/Downloads/VMware-Player-*.bundle