How to Install VMware Tools in Linux Mint 18/19? – With the VMware Workstation virtualization program, after installing Linux Mint, the first thing you need to do is to install VMware Tools.
How to Install VMware Tools in Linux Mint 18/19?

How to Install VMware Tools in Linux Mint 18/19?

On Linux systems, you can install VMware Tools for VMware Workstation using two methods.

  1. You can install it with VMware Tools software that is available on VMware Workstation.
  2. You can download VMware Tools by using commands from the terminal.

In this post, we will install VMware Tools through the terminal. Installing VMware Tools with Terminal on Linux Mint is sometimes more useful. Because in some cases, installing VMware Tools on VMware Workstation can lead to errors.

In our previous article, we implemented Linux Mint installation with VMware. You can browse Linux Mint setup from the following link.

In this article, we will install VMware Tools for Linux Mint 18/19 Sylvia, which is installed on the VMware Workstation virtualization program. And finally, we’ll test how to make a file transfer between the Linux Mint virtual machine and the physical computer.

How to Install VMware Tools for Linux Mint 18/19 Sylvia on VMware Workstation 14.1.1 Pro?

After installing VMware Tools for Linux Mint, you will be able to use the virtual machine in full-screen mode. In addition, you can transfer files between your computer and the virtual machine and also use hardware devices such as USB 3.0, Webcam.

Follow the steps below for VMware Linux Mint installation.

   Step 1

Run Linux Mint on VMware and then check whether the Fit Guest Now option in View is active. As you can see in the image below, you can see that VMware Tools is not installed for Linux Mint.

How to Install VMware Tools in Linux Mint 18/19?

   Step 2

For Linux Mint VMware Tools installation, first open the Terminal on your desktop.

How to Install VMware Tools in Linux Mint 18/19?

   Step 3

Ping any site to check the internet connection. For example, you can use the ping -c 3 www.google.com command.

ping -c 3 www.google.com

 
How to Install VMware Tools in Linux Mint 18/19?

   Step 4

To update existing software packages on Linux Mint, run sudo apt-get update.

sudo apt-get update

 
How to Install VMware Tools in Linux Mint 18/19?

   Step 5

To download and install the VMware Tools software, execute the following command.

sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop -y

 
How to Install VMware Tools in Linux Mint 18/19?

   Step 6

Now, restart the Linux Mint 18/19 virtual machine using the shutdown -r now command.

shutdown -r now

 
How to Install VMware Tools in Linux Mint 18/19?

   Step 7

After restarting the Linux Mint 18/19 virtual machine, you can see that the Fit Guest Now option is active. Click Fit Guest Now to expand the virtual machine’s display.

How to Install VMware Tools in Linux Mint 18/19?

   Step 8

After clicking Fit Guest Now, the virtual machine screen resolution will be as follows.

How to Install VMware Tools in Linux Mint 18/19?

How to Transfer a File Between Physical Computer and Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation?

After installing VMware Tools for Linux Mint, you can transfer files between the physical computer and the virtual machine. You can transfer a file by following the steps below.

   Step 1

Create the test.txt file on the physical computer and drag and drop the file to the Linux Mint virtual machine.

How to Install VMware Tools in Linux Mint 18/19?

   Step 2

The generated test.txt file has been successfully copied to the virtual machine!

How to Install VMware Tools in Linux Mint 18/19?

   Step 3

Open the test.txt file on the virtual machine and type 123 in it. And then save the file by clicking on the Save button.

How to Install VMware Tools in Linux Mint 18/19?

   Step 4

Drag the test.txt file from the Linux Mint 18/19 virtual machine to the host machine and click on Replace the file in the destination.

How to Install VMware Tools in Linux Mint 18/19?

   Step 5

On the physical computer, open the file test.txt and you can see from the following image that the content of the file changed.

How to Install VMware Tools in Linux Mint 18/19?

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How to Install VMware Tools in Linux Mint 18/19 ⇒ Video

You can watch VMware Tools installation video for the Linux Mint 18/19 Sylvia virtual machine installed on VMware Workstation 14.1.1 Pro. And you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to support us…

How to Install VMware Tools on Linux Mint 19 Tara ⇒ Video

Installing VMware Tools on the latest version of Linux Mint 19 (Tara) is the same as the above steps. To install VMware Tools on Linux Mint 19, you can watch the following video!

  Final Word

How to Install VMware Tools in Linux Mint 18/19? – In this article, we installed the VMware Tools software required for VMware virtual machines through the Linux Mint terminal. Thanks for following us!

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