Installing vmware tools on Debian wheezy 7 !

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If you are stuck with installing vmware tools on debian system then here the instruction and you can install vmware tools easily:

#i have installed Debian wheezy CD1. And i don’t see gcc and make tools already installed . So gonna install:

apt-get install gcc make

#We also need to install the kernel header:

apt-cache search linux-header 

#now installing linux-headers-3.2.0-4-amd64

apt-get install linux-headers-3.2.0-4-amd64

To be safety just run: apt-get update && apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

We are ready to go!

Now we right click on Debian system of vmware workstation(Left side) and click on “Install Vmware Tools”:

Note: I already installed the tools, so here you are seeing “Reinstall Vmware Tools” whereas it should be “Install Vmware Tools” .

It will pop-up to open in CD-ROM to mount it. Now just open the the location and copy to other location such as :

cd /media/vmware-tools; mkdir /home/scientific/vmtools

cp * /home/scientific/vmtools;tar xvf *

#time to install:

cd /home/scientific/vmware-tools-distrib 
perl *.pl

Now wait until and press Enter when it asks . When installation finished just reboot:

Hope it is helpful to someone !

19 Replies to “Installing vmware tools on Debian wheezy 7 !”

  1. this doesn't work for me. I'm getting this error:

    /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock-only/linux/af_vsock.c:105:28: fatal error: linux/smp_lock.h: No such file or directory
    compilation terminated

    It's a file missing since the 2.6 kernel. How can you compile without this file??

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