How to Paste in Virtual Machine

Hello Experts,

Can someone show me how to cut and paste into an Open Console in a virtual machine, see image. I would like paste the commands highlighted in red


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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
see my EE Article, if you don't even know how to install VMware Tools, which by the WAY is mandatory for ALL VMware VMs, Linux and Windows!

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
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
see here,

Clipboard Copy and Paste does not work in vSphere Client 4.1 and later (1026437)

and here

first you must install VMware Tools, and then edit the configuration as posted above.
Member_2_7966113Author Commented:
Hi Andrew,

This is a lInux device. The demonstrations showing how to install VMware Tools are based on Windows. Is it possible to install VMware Tools on a linux box?

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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The installation of Tools in Linux vary by Linux distribution. What distribution?  Look in the VMware Knowledge base. For some distributions, I have had to install the C Compiler so that the Tools install would compile its modules correctly.
Member_2_7966113Author Commented:
Hello Andrew,

I'm following your guide, however in my Linux machine I don't get the same screen. The only indication I get that VMware tools is being installed is by the statement 'End VMware Tools Install', see image

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Please post a new question, and we can discuss installing VMware Tools installation in detail.
Member_2_7966113Author Commented:
Excellent article. Thanks
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