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How To: Install VMware Tools on CentOs using VMware Workstation

Step 1:
Mount the iso image on the VMware guest running CentOS
Depending on whether you have x64 or x86 Windows Operating System, the iso for VMware tools is located at:
x86 = %programfiles%\VMware\VMware Workstation\linux.iso
x64 = %programfiles(x86)%\VMware\VMware Workstation\linux.iso
Step 2:
Login with VMWare Server Console to CentOS and mount the cdrom
* mkdir /mnt/cdrom
* mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
you should see: “mount: block device /dev/cdrom is write-protected, mounting read-only”
Before you move on to Step 3, make sure you check what version of VMware Tools is on the Linux.iso disc. To do this enter the following:
* cd /mnt/cdrom
* ls
Take note of the version (in red) as you will need this information in Step 3. (ex. VMwareTools-7.8.7-246459.i386.rpm)
Step 3:
Mount will link the cdrom to the /mnt/cdrom directory. Now you can copy the rpm file to /tmp and start the installation process.
below command is case sensitive
* cp /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-7.8.7-246459.i386.rpm /tmp
* cd /tmp
* rpm -i /tmp/VMwareTools-7.8.7-246459.i386.rpm
Step 4:
After the file has been installed start the vmware tools perl script
* vmware-config-tools.pl

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