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Hi ,

I am new to linux and ubuntu, I just wanted to know how can I install vmtools without gui. I know the procedure but i stuck in on step , when I use command sudo ./vmware-install.pl -d , it asks me whether I want to proceede with my installation and when I type yes and enter it veiws as .
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and keeps on going further as if it is hung.
Please assist.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1000 total points
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I have an article here, you can follow with step by step tutorial instructions, and screenshots based on Ubuntu.

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

But also remember, you can now also install Open VMware Tools from the package manager.
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but I dont want gui on my server.
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Here is a VMware article with command line only install part way down.

https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1022525

You may need to upgrade the kernel or add a compiler for the tools to install.
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No need for gui, if you look at my article it's all command prompt, e.g. terminal session, that I use to install VMware Tools.

see from

Select the terminal application in Linux......

you are all ready at the Bash prompt.

there is no GUI install for VMware Tools....

You may want to look at Open VMware Tools....

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Tools

The VMware Article does not show you how to install the prerequisites you will need as well! Follow what I type in my article, and you will be done.
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Hi is there any shortcut keys for terminal. I am trying to click on the gui icon but no luck.
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by:John Hurst
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Close the GUI and run the Tools setup directly from Command Line.
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You cannot run the terminal application ?
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by:rindi
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If your VM is already installed without GUI, you already are inside the terminal.
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Provide us with a screenshot of what you have on you screen.
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by:Techie solution
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I followed both link and solved, in John's link during installation I didn't use  -d in my installation command.

Thank You Andrew and John.
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You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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