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I installed El Capitan on VMware Pro 12.0 running on x64 Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 using this torrented image. While trying to install VMware tools, I get an error saying Could not find component on update server.

Everything went smooth on Windows 10 host, so I suppose image is fine.

I would appreciate if someone could recommend a work-around like downloading required components and manually installing them.

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As the error message says, you should have contacted VMWare Support, who would have likely pointed you at this knowledge base article, which details how to install the tools in a MacOS guest, and which also states that MacOS guests are only supported on VMware Fusion.

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