Installing VM ware tools on debian Wheezy

I came across this good guide for installing Vm ware tools on Debian wheezy so though I would re publish as I need it for my own use and to help others.
Note when you get to step 7 press enter as default and it asks lots of questions.
Oh If you are using VM ware its pretty much a given that you install VMware tools for debian.

  1. In vSphere Client, use the command Guest – Install/Upgrade VMware Tools (it “inserts” the VMware Tools ISO in the CD drive of the guest)
  2. Open console/SSH to the guest as root (or use sudo as needed)
  3. mount /dev/cdrom /mnt
  4. tar xzf /mnt/VMwareTools*
  5. umount /mnt
  6. apt-get update
  7. apt-get install gcc make linux-headers-$(uname -r)
  8. cd vmware-tools-distrib
  9. ./
  10. Change the install directory if wanted
  11. cd
  12. rm -rf vmware-tools-distrib
  13. shutdown -r now


Be sure to check mine was working ok after these steps you could mount manually but why bother.

How to set ups worpress on debian LAMP server

How to set ups wordpress on debian LAMP server


Leave a reply


We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.


Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?