Ubuntu Server LTS 8.04 VMWare VMTools Howto and Tutorial

You may have some difficulty with Ubuntu Server and VMWare Tools. Here’s how we got it working in the end:

  • start vm
  • # sudo mount /cdrom
  • # cd /cdrom
  • # cp *.tgz /tmp
  • # cd /tmp
  • # apt-get install build-essentials
  • # apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`
  • # tar xzvf vmtools<yourversion.tgz>
  • # cd vmtools<yourver>
  • # perl vmware-install.pl

That’s it. You might want to modify your console settings so you can get 1024×768 from VMWare Workstation, but it’s not really required if you’re just SSH’ing to it.

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