HOWTO: Install Vmware Tools in CentOS From Console

If you installed a virtual machine with CentOS without Xorg, here are the commands to install vmware tools as found in this thread:

  1. Login as root, in text-mode console
  2. VM/Install VMWare Tools… it do nothing except making the tools available as in cdrom
  3. Mount the cdrom: mount /media/cdrom
  4. Install the tools: rpm -i /media/cdrom/VMware-tools*.rpm
  5. Configure the tools: vmware-config-tools.pl

These worked fine in a VM with CentOS 4.4 i386