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I've chosen the menu item "Install VMWare Tools", and it instructs me that it will attached the CD.

From there, apparently, I need to log into guest and mount the CD Rom, following instructions to install.

But I don't know how to do that!

Best thanks.

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It's not that intuitive, unfortunately. It mounts an ISO which you can find in Nautilus. The ISO contains the tarball of the VMware tools. Untar the tarball in a writable folder (e.g. Downloads). I haven't quite figured out how Ubuntu handles mounted volumes, but for me it's in /media/cdrom1 (I'm typically a Mac user).

tar zxf /media/cdrom1/VMwareTools-8.2.4-215242.tar.gz

Change to the VMware tools directory.

cd vmware-tools-distrib

Install the VMware tools from there.

sudo ./vmware-install.pl

Follow the instructions from there. All the default answers to the questions the installer asks apply to Ubuntu. Hope this helps!

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Hi, this answer seems good so far... just needed to mount the cdrom first with: sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom I'll just finish the process and report back –  Daryl Jan 24 '10 at 4:07
    
yep, that worked –  Daryl Jan 24 '10 at 10:03
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