I have TeamViewer access to a VMware virtual machine, which is running Ubuntu. I would like to install VMware tools on it, but I can't, because all of the tutorials start with: Mount an image...

I have no access to the host, only to the guest.

  • Are these tools installed on the host or on the guest? If on the guest, then mount it as a virtual image. – SPRBRN Jan 26 '17 at 13:50

Use sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools (for a guest running Ubuntu Server) or sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop (for a guest running Ubuntu Desktop).

VMware recommends using open-vm-tools instead of the proprietary distribution.

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