FreeBSD VMware Tools Installation

From Leo's Notes
Last edited on 27 January 2014, at 01:51.

Start the installation process in VMware. Once the CD-ROM is mounted, open a terminal on the guest OS and run:

mount_cd9660 /dev/cd0 /mnt/cdrom

If your CD-ROM device is not /dev/cd0, you can probably find it by grepping dmesg:

dmesg| grep -i cd

You will need to install compat6x before you can run the installer. You can install this from ports by running:

cd /usr/ports/misc/compat6x
make install clean


pkg_add -r compat6x 

Untar the VMware Tools tar file.

cd /tmp
tar -xzf /mnt/cdrom/vmware*

Run it

cd vmware-tools*

The script should unmount the cdrom, but if it doesn't, run:

umount /mnt/cdrom