I have run apt autoremove.

During initial installation of 18.04 as a virtual machine in VMware Workstation 14 Player, VMtools was not installed. I selected Player → Manage → Reinstall VMtools. Using Files I opened VMWare Tools. I right-clicked on VMwareTools-10.2.0-7259539.tar.gz. When I selected option Extract To…, no matter what I did I received the error message above about not enough free space.

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    what does df -h say?
    – SDsolar
    Apr 27, 2018 at 19:56
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  • I also have this issue. I've increased (with GPart) the sda1 partition size to about 100GB, but I still have this issue.
    – user313885
    Oct 1, 2019 at 14:02

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Move the contents of the mounted drive to the desktop. I had the same issue, copied it over to the desktop and chose "Extract here" worked after that.

  • I would like to note that you first need to click on the VMWare Tools (DVD), then you drag and drop the .tar folder (inside VMWare Tools (DVD)) to the desktop.
    – user313885
    Oct 1, 2019 at 14:04

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