How to Install VMware Tools to Use Virtual Machines More Effectively in Linux Mint 19

In this informative video, you will be guided on the step-by-step process of installing VMware Tools on a Linux Mint virtual machine installed on the highly efficient VMware Workstation 15/14 Pro virtualization program. This handy tutorial is designed to help you seamlessly navigate the installation process, ensuring you have all the necessary knowledge and tools to complete the task.

How to Install VMware Tools to Use Virtual Machines More Effectively in Linux Mint 19

NOTE: Follow this video tutorial to install VMware Tools for Mint on VMware Workstation 15.0.4 Pro.

To install VM Tools for Linux Mint 19.1 / 18 on VMware Workstation 14/15 Pro in Windows 10:

Step 1: Install Linux Mint 19.1 / 18 on VM Workstation 14.1.1 Pro.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmjxBFm-Qj8

Step 2: Run Mint 19.1 / 18 for VMware Tools installation.

Step 3: Run Terminal on the Linux system.

Step 4: Run the following command to check that the virtual machine is connected to the Internet.

➦ ping -c 3 www.google.com

Step 5: Run the following command to update the software packages.

➦ sudo apt-get update

Step 6: Type in your root password for the Sudo apt-get update command and press Enter.

Step 7: Run the following command to download and install VM Tools on VMware.

➦ sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop -y

Step 8: After installing VM Tools, run the following command to restart the virtual machine.

➦ shutdown -r now

Step 9: Click View / Fit Guest Now to check if VMware Tools runs on Mint.

Step 10: You can transfer files between the host computer and the Mint virtual machine.

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