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ESXi and Linux Mint 18

Posted on 2016-07-22
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Hi all,

I'm trying to run Linux Mint 18 on an ESXi 5.5 machine, and I'm getting this message:

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How do I get past this?

Thanks in advance.
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Question by:Go-Bruins
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by:Eric C
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you need to install vmware tools.

for linux mint, here is a visual step by step guide:
http://tutorialforlinux.com/2015/12/03/how-to-install-vmware-tools-on-linux-mint-17-3-rosa-lts-32-64bit-easy-visual-guide/
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 250 total points
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you can follow my EE article, which shows how to install, or download open vm tools if available

Part 9: HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Linux on a VMware Linux virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) Host Server
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by:rindi
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Rather than the cinnamon version of mint, you could also rather use the mate version. The Mate UI uses less system resources and is also lighter on the Graphics.

Of course that doesn't mean you shouldn't install the VMware Tools. With the tools you generally get better performance and more features.
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by:Go-Bruins
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Brilliant. Thank you all.

The application I need to run in Mint doesn't require a fancy UI, so I'm going to go with the Mate version.
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