Forum Thread: HELP PLEASE How to Install Vmware Tools in Kali Linux

Recently i installed kali linux on vmware workstation but i am unable to install vmware tools in it even after watching every turtorial on google please help me when i install it gave some error as shown in image.

By the way im using vmware player 9.0.2 because it is only version of vmware available in 32 bit.

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Reinstall kali.
copy. Tar file from media/cdrom0
Extract using tar - xvf
Then open terminal and cd to the extracted folder.
Type . /vmware-install. py
After installation reboot or log out of the system then login.
If the above doesn't work then switch to virtualbox its free and fast.

I had virtual box installed but it was slow than vmware

Make sure that packages are up to date or run following command.VMware recommends using the distribution-specific open-vm-tools (OVT) instead of the VMware Tools package for guest machines. To install open-vm-tools in Kali, first make sure you are fully updated, and then enter the following:

Check the version:

root@kali:~# uname -a
Linux kali 4.15.0-kali2-amd64

Download approximate deb file from
install the package
dpkg -i Linux kali 4.15.0-kali2-amd64.deb

apt update && apt -y full-upgrade

apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop fuse


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