On building a new system in VMware, frequently there are additional things you need to install. In addition to installing the VMware tools, there are certain dependencies that need to be added as well. These include make, gcc, and the kernel libraries. These can be done with the following commands:
You may need to ensure the media is mounted:
This of course assumes that the CDROM drive has presented the appropriate ISO.
I also need to install the ssh software so I can log into the system:
Followed by starting the service:
After all this was done, I needed to be able to install the VMware tools. So I unmounted the Ubuntu ISO to install the tools:
Disconnecting the CDROM and then clicking on the install VMware tools inside VMware.
# mount /dev/cdrom # tar xzvf /media/cdrom/VMwareTools-6.0.2-59824.tar.gz # cd vmware-tools-distrib/ # ./vmware-install.pl
Follow all the default prompts for the installation.