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Install VMware Tools on Debian Squeeze

1. Install required packages

aptitude install autoconf automake binutils cpp gcc linux-headers-$(uname -r) make psmisc

2. Mount VMware Tools

mkdir /tmp/vmtools
mount /dev/cdrom /tmp/vmtools

3. Unzip the tools

tar -C /tmp -vfx /tmp/vmtools/VMwareTools*.tar.gz

4. Run install script

cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib
./vmware-install.pl

Note: You can also use the “open-vm-tools” instead of installing the VMware Tools.

aptitude install open-vm-tools

You need to add “contrib” to your sources.list !

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