Can’t install VMware Tools on

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I’m using VMware Fusion 11.5.6.

 

Host is Mac OSX 10.15.6 Catalina and guest is Ubuntu (sorry don’t know version number – how to check?)

 

I’m trying to install VMware Tools. Initially the “Install VMware Tools” option from Virtual Machine menu was greyed out. So I added a CD/DVD ROM device using linux.iso as the image. This  ungreyed the “Install VMware Tools” option. When I boot the VM, a few things happen:

 

  • Says virtual device sata:01 will start disconnected.
  • Asks to install VMware tools: “Mount the virtual CD drive in the guest, uncompress the installer, and then execute vmware-install.pl to install VMware Tools.”

 

I click install and nothing happens.

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