Installing VMware tools on Freebsd 10

Installing VMware tools on Freebsd 10

  • When installing OS, add kernel src
  • Once installed, start the tools installer
    Player, Manage, Install VMware tools
  • Mount the tools cd in the OS
     # mount -t cd9660 -o -e /dev/cd0 /cdrom

    Assumes /dev/cd0 is your cdrom and that /cdrom exits

  • Copy install from cd to local file system
     # cp /cdrom/vmware-freebsd-tools.tar.gz /tmp
  • Eject cdrom
     # umount /cdrom

    then Click Player, Manage, Cancel VMware tools installation

  • Install required packages
     # pkg install compat6x-i386
     # pkg install perl5
     # pkg install xf86-input-vmmouse
  • Create link to perl (so vmware tools can find it)
     # ln -s /usr/local/bin/perl /usr/bin/perl
  • Extract vmware tools installer ad start installer
# cd /tmp
 # tar zxvf vmware-freebsd-tools.tar.gz
 # cd vmware-tools-distrib
 # ./

I just press enter to accept all the defaults, you may want to read all the options and change some if required.