Install VMtools on Oracle Linux

1035  mount -t iso9660 -o ro /dev/cdrom1 /mnt
1036  cd /mnt
1037  ls
1038  cp VMwareTools-9.4.11-2400950.tar.gz /tmp
1039  cd /tmp
1040  tar -xzvf VMwareTools-9.4.11-2400950.tar.gz
1041  cd vmware-tools-distrib/
1042  ls
1043  ./vmware-install.pl
1044  service vmware-tools status

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Getting vmtools to work in Debian 6

apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.32-5-amd64
install/mnt VMwareTools from Workstation/Player/Fusion
./vmware-install.pl

or

apt-get install gcc make
apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
then
install/mnt VMwareTools from Workstation/Player/Fusion
./vmware-install.pl

then
apt-get install ssh

depending on your build