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  • 1.  Installing VMware tools on PCLinuxOS guest

    Posted Aug 11, 2014 01:12 PM

    Hi all,

    I just started playing around with VMware player (version 6.0.3). I made a new virtual machine and installed PCLinuxOS on it. I want to now install VMware tools on to this guest, so I click Player -> Manage -> Install VMware tools. However nothing seems to happen and I have waited for over an hour. When I click Player -> Manage I see it says (Downloading VMware tools). Both the host and virtual machine guest have internet access. Is there anything that could be blocking it from downloading or any way I can troubleshoot the issue? Thanks so much for your help - J



  • 2.  RE: Installing VMware tools on PCLinuxOS guest

    Posted Aug 11, 2014 01:21 PM

    Try download manually from this URL: http://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/player/



  • 3.  RE: Installing VMware tools on PCLinuxOS guest

    Posted Aug 11, 2014 01:36 PM

    Thanks for replying, when I look down the link you sent me do I need to use 'Core' or 'Packages'? I'm new to this so what I did was download vmware-tools-linux-9.6.2-1895310.x86_64.component.tar from CDS Repository - /var/www/public/stage/session-19/cds/vmw-desktop/player/6.0.3/1895310/linux/packages and un tarred it but not sure what to do next.



  • 4.  RE: Installing VMware tools on PCLinuxOS guest

    Posted Aug 11, 2014 01:39 PM


  • 5.  RE: Installing VMware tools on PCLinuxOS guest

    Posted Aug 11, 2014 03:01 PM

    The instructions on the second link still require you to install VMware tools via the VMware player GUI, which does nothing in my case. I'm not sure what to download manually from the first link you posted. Thanks for the help though.



  • 6.  RE: Installing VMware tools on PCLinuxOS guest
    Best Answer

    Posted Aug 12, 2014 01:50 PM

    Are you running VMware Player on Windows or Linux, host ? If you're running on WIndows host, download the file: http://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/player/6.0.3/1895310/windows/packages/tools-linux-9.6.2.exe.tar

    Extract the .EXE file and run the .EXE file on host it will silently install the VMware Tools ISO Images in the working directory of VMware Player.

    After that, try install VMware Tools again on VM, just go to menu Player -> Manage -> Install VMware Tools.



  • 7.  RE: Installing VMware tools on PCLinuxOS guest

    Posted Aug 12, 2014 01:10 PM

    Hi ,

    VMware KB: Installing VMware Tools in a Linux virtual machine using Red Hat Package Manager (RPM)

    http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&externalId=1022525

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