Install Vmware tools upon Debian…

To Install Vmware tools upon a debian etch instance. It is not a hard process. Here is the step by step process to install the vmware tools upon a debian installation.

Install some required packages upon the installed machine.

# apt-get install autoconf automake binutils cpp gcc linux-headers-$(uname -r) make psmisc

Mount the vmware iso image

# mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

Copy the vmware tools to the temporary folder

# cp /media/cdrom/VMwareTools-1.0.3-44356.tar.gz /tmp

Go to the temporary folder

# cd /tmp

Unpack the VMware archive distribution.

# tar -xvfz VMwareTools-1.0.3-44356.tar.gz

get into the unpacked directory

# cd vmware-tools-distrib

execute the installer

# ./

once a machine has rebooted, if you have x windows installed upon your system, or from a remote x desktop.

# vmware-toolbox &