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Installing VMTools on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

This post is for preservation, because just about the time I forget the steps is the time I need to reinstall VMWare Tools on an Ubuntu Guest on an ESXi Host.
Firstly setup network parameters :
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sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
sudo nano /etc/resolv.conf
sudo nano /etc/hostname
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Then update Ubuntu:
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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
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And finally :
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sudo -i
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get install build-essential binutils linux-headers-$(uname -r)
mount /dev/scd0 /cdrom
cp -a /cdrom/VMwareTools* /tmp/
cd /tmp/
tar -vxzf VMwareTools*.gz
cd vmware-tools-distrib/
./vmware-install.pl
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