How To Install VMware Tools Into Debian Linux
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boot and log in as root check for the kernel version in a terminal uname -r which in this case is: 2.6.18-4-486 (match the headers package and the sym link, see below) go online in host system Synaptic change repositories from cdrom to ftp.debian.org and security.debian.org reload mark packages for install: gcc-4.1 linux-headers-2.6.18-4-486 apply go offline in host system install VMwaretools Tools e.x.p-42757 - point the cdrom to the external linux.iso file (from a VMware 6 beta installation, 20.3.07) - copy the VMwareTools-e.x.p-42757.tar.gz file to the /tmp and extract it there - delete the .tar.gz file - cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib - make a symlink: ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.18-4-486 /usr/src/linux - change the gcc version to use: export CC=/usr/bin/gcc-4.1 - start the installer with ./vmware-install.pl accept everything with
- video resolution: choose 3 instead of 2 (1024*768) - log out and in again to activate XOrg changes
Debian Linux (operating system)
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