Posted by: rasuj | September 8, 2012

Install vmware tools in BOSS Linux guest OS

I recently downloaded Linux distribution of Bharat Operating System and I installed it in the VMWARE

workstation as Redhat Linux.The installation went smoothly and I choose all the defaults. After the

installation the first step was to install vmware tools and here is how installed the tools.

1. From the workstation menu bar choose VM and go to Install VMWARE tools.This will mount the vmware

tools in the cdrom0.
2. su – and then enter the password
3. #cd /media/cdrom0
4. #cd /tmp (change to a temporary directory)
5. tar zxpf /media/cdrom0/VMwareTools-8.8.0-471268.tar.gz
6. cd vmware-tools-distrib
7. # ./
Followed the instructions on the screen about folder creation and placement of files bye pressing enter
8. Exit

After this I had to restart the virtual machine and I was able to move the mouse out of the virtual

machine without pressing Ctrl-Alt. The mouse and keyboard response was faster and better.

There could be a way by which I don’t need to restart but I need to find out how?

Also to open the vmware toolbox you can run the following command

su -
#vmware-toolbox &

Hope it helps :)

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