Installing VMware Tools on Unbuntu

If the cdrom was not automatically mounted, mount the cdrom (in your guest OS) by doing

sudo mkdir /media/cdrom

sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

sudo cp /media/cdrom/VMwareTools*.tar.gz ~

tar xvf VMwareTools*.tar.gz

To install run the following

cd ~/vmware-tools-distrib
sudo ./vmware-install.pl

During vmware-install.pl, choose the default answers to everything (just hit the <enter> key).

You can configure the tools using the following

sudo vmware-toolbox

 

Reference

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Tools