How to Install VMware Tools in Ubuntu 16.10? – After installing Ubuntu with VMware Workstation, it is necessary to install VMware Tools software to use Ubuntu virtual machine more efficiently and transfer files.
How to Install VMware Tools in Ubuntu 16.10?

How to Install VMware Tools in Ubuntu 16.10?

How to Install VMware Tools in Ubuntu 16.10?

When you install Windows operating system with VMware Workstation, it is easy to install VMware Tools on the Windows virtual machine. But this is not the case in operating systems like Ubuntu, Debian, Linux.

In order to install VMware Tools in Ubuntu 16.10, you need to make sure that the CD/DVD device is attached to the virtual machine. We have already told you how to install Ubuntu on VMware Workstation. After completing the steps to install Ubuntu 16.10 with VMware Workstation, it is necessary to install VMware Tools software.

Once you have done the Ubuntu installation, you can also install VMware Tools on the internet from the terminal. However, if your VMware Workstation software is more up-to-date than the VMware Tools software, it will give you an update message.

You can also update Ubuntu VMware Tools. Run your Ubuntu virtual machine and follow the steps below.

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How to Update VMware Tools on Ubuntu?

Please carefully follow the steps to update Ubuntu VMware Tools…

   Step 1

After running Ubuntu on VMware, VMware Tools will send a message on the bottom. Continue by clicking the Update Tools button to begin installing VMware Tools in Ubuntu 16.10.

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   Step 2

If the CD / DVD device is not attached to the Ubuntu virtual machine, it will fail as shown below. To solve this problem, close the virtual machine and then add the CD / DVD device.

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   Step 3

After restarting the Ubuntu virtual machine, click on Update VMware Tools from the VM menu.

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   Step 4

The following message tells you how to install VMware Tools in Ubuntu 16.10.

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   Step 5

The VMware Tools ISO image will automatically add to the CD/DVD device and the window will open as follows. Continue by selecting all files there.

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   Step 6

Select the right key / copy.

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   Step 7

Create a new folder on the Ubuntu desktop. Then, paste the files you copied into the folder.

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   Step 8

Run the terminal in the VM Tools folder.

Ubuntu VMware Tools Kurulumu | Ubuntu VMware Tools Güncelleme

   Step 9

To extract the tar.gz extension folder, run tar -xvzf VMwareTools-10.1.6-5214329.tar.gz.

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   Step 10

In order to install VMware Tools in Ubuntu 16.10, the files have extracted into the VMware-tools-distrib folder.

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   Step 11

Return to the terminal again, and run cd vmware-tools-distrib.

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   Step 12

Later, after browsing the folder with the ls command, run sudo ./vmware-install.pl -d to start the Ubuntu VMware Tools installation process.

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   Step 13

Enter your user password and press Enter.

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   Step 14

Once the user has written your password, the installation will begin. Here, the -d command specifies that we accept the default settings. If you do not apply this command, you can answer one by one…

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   Step 15

Ubuntu VMware Tools installation has successfully completed!

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How to make a VMware virtual machine backup? For the answer to the question, you can read the topic called “How to Take Snapshot in VMware Workstation 12?“.

   Step 16

You can restart the Ubuntu virtual machine for the settings to take effect.

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   Step 17

When we check VMware Tools on Ubuntu 16.10, we can understand that the reinstalled is enabled.

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How to create a new virtual machine on VMware? You can find the answer to the question by reading the topic called “How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 12?“.

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  Final Word

How to Install VMware Tools in Ubuntu 16.10? – I strongly recommend that you install Ubuntu VMware Tools. Or you can not get full performance from the virtual machine.

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