This may be a very simple tasks for many however this is also tedious task for few, and as far as i know, many even do not know that VMWare tools exists to get multiple features.
I came to know about VMWare tools when my screen was not coming to full screen and i was very desperate to get that. Then my search started and i found that there is tool given by VMWare which has to be installed after every operating system we install on VMWare workstation to get many important features.
So this is how it will go:
This would be the login screen of OEL 6.3:
Now select Install VMware tools from VM menu bar:
After you click on that you will see VMware Tools showing on desktop screen:
Double click on VMware Tools icons and you will see the below image that will have *.tar.gz file.
Copy the file to desktop:
Now Open the terminal and find out the software in the directory – Desktop like below:
Now simply untar the file using the tar command like below and you will get – “vmware-tools-distrib” directory generated:
Now cd to vmware-tools-distrib and execute the script and keep on press enter and select all default values:
[root@oragyan1 Desktop]# cd vmware-tools-distrib/
[root@oragyan1 vmware-tools-distrib]# ls -lrt
drwxr-xr-x. 15 root root 4096 Nov 1 2012 lib
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 260711 Nov 1 2012 vmware-install.pl
drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Nov 1 2012 installer
-rw-r–r–. 1 root root 2538 Nov 1 2012 INSTALL
-rw-r–r–. 1 root root 253239 Nov 1 2012 FILES
drwxr-xr-x. 4 root root 4096 Nov 1 2012 etc
drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Nov 1 2012 doc
drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Nov 1 2012 bin
Now Execute the script:
[root@oragyan1 vmware-tools-distrib]# ./vmware-install.pl
Creating a new VMware Tools installer database using the tar4 format.
Installing VMware Tools.
In which directory do you want to install the binary files?
What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to rc6.d/)?
What is the directory that contains the init scripts?
In which directory do you want to install the daemon files?
In which directory do you want to install the library files?
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You must restart your X session before any mouse or graphics changes take effect.
You can now run VMware Tools by invoking “/usr/bin/vmware-toolbox-cmd” from the
To enable advanced X features (e.g., guest resolution fit, drag and drop, and
file and text copy/paste), you will need to do one (or more) of the following:
1. Manually start /usr/bin/vmware-user
2. Log out and log back into your desktop session; and,
3. Restart your X session.
–the VMware team
Found VMware Tools CDROM mounted at /media/VMware Tools. Ejecting device
No simply logout and login ur session and you will be set to get full screen along with many features.
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Hope it helps..