This video shows you how to install VMware Tools on a Linux Mint virtual machine installed on the VMware Workstation 15/14 Pro virtualization program.
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.
Step 2: Run Mint 19.1 / 18 for VMware Tools installation.
Step 3: Run Terminal on 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 is running on Mint.
Step 10: You can now transfer files between the host computer and the Mint virtual machine.
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