As shown, the “sudo apt-get update” command is not working in the case of VMWare workstation. Please help.
Please go through this link https://youtu.be/3X94SMUlp6s
To install VMware Tools in a Linux guest operating system using Compiler:
Ensure that your Linux virtual machine is powered on.
If you are running a GUI interface, open a command shell.
Note : Log in as a root user, or use the sudo command to complete each of these steps.
- Click VM in the virtual machine menu, then click Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools .
- Click OK .
Note : In some cases, verify that the CDROM device is Connected from within the Edit Settings option of the virtual machine.
- To create a mount point, run:
- To mount the CDROM, run:
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
- To copy the Compiler gzip tar file to a temporary local directory, run:
cp /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools- version .tar.gz /tmp/
Where version is the VMware Tools package version.
- To determine the version of VMware tools, run:
You see output similar to:
- To change to the tmp directory and extract the contents of the tar file into a new directory called vmware-tools-distrib, run:
tar -zxvf VMwareTools- version .tar.gz
- To change directory to vmware-tools-distrib and run the vmware-install.pl PERL script to install VMware Tools, run:
- Complete the screen prompts to install the VMware Tools. Options in square brackets are default choices and can be selected by pressing Enter .
- To compile VMware Tools successfully, you need gcc Compiler and Linux Kernel sources provided by your Linux distribution. Consult your Linux distribution documentation for details on methods to install these packages.
- It is normal for the console screen to go blank for a short time during the installation when the display size changes.
- Some warnings or errors are normal, like when a files does not exist.
- Depending on the Linux distribution, your network service might restart after installation. VMware recommends that you invoke this command from the console and not remotely.
If you are running a GUI interface, restart your X Window session for any mouse or graphics changes to take effect.
To start VMware Tools running in the background during an X Window session, run:
- Depending on your environment, you may need to unmount the CD-ROM. To unmount the CD-ROM, run:
Depending on your environment, you may need to manually end the VMware Tools installation. To end the VMware Tools install, click VM in the virtual machine menu, then click Guest > End VMware Tools Install .
To remove VMware Tools installation packages, run:
rm /tmp/VMwareTools- version .tar.gz
rm -rf /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib
For general VMware Tools installation information, see Install VMware Tools (1014294)