VMware Tools Setup on Debian 7

Written by Peter Davies on .

Before starting we need to make sure that we have the correct tools for building the VMware tools (warning GCC is approx 120Mb):

apt-get install gcc make linux-headers-$(uname -r)
cd /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/build/include/

Resulting in the correct path being:


Then its time to get the current VMware tools application:

mkdir /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
ls -al /mnt/cdrom/
cp /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-9.2.3-1031360.tar.gz ~/
cd ~/
tar -xvf VMwareTools-9.2.3-1031360.tar.gz
cd vmware-tools-distrib/