Install VMware Tools on any Debian Base OS

In VMware, select your guest, and click “Install/Upgrade VMware Tools”

Then go back in your VM, and issue all the following commands from terminal.

Sometimes, you have to run the “mount” twice…. Cdrom might not have been ready the first time

Install the headers, required to build:

Proceed with the rest of the install process

The -d to the previous command automatically puts all the defaults answers. Remove it if you want to choose them manually.

Tested on:
Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10, Debian 7

Hypervisor:
ESXi 5.1
Workstation 9, 10.

If you have a different procedure, or tested this one on other hypervisor or OS, drop a comment so I can add it.

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