I'm not really too familiar with the inner workings of UT in general, but have a good grasp on common concepts of networking, etc. I have installed the tools in ubuntu server via the command line previously but seem to be having a brainfart doing it in UT.
So here's the question/procedure I have so far.
1) Mount the guest tools cd by logging into terminal and doing a
2) Copy the vmware tools.tar.gz file to a directory
3) tar xvf of same file to expand it to a directory and run its perl installer script.
Get an error requiring the gcc compiler.
*I am stumped at this point*
I am unable to grab the build-essentials using apt-get. Seems as if it refuses to grab from the respository. I am unsure if it is commented out or not in some config file.
The 8.0 upgrade of my 7.x machine bombed, so I reloaded from scratch instead of going the ovf route.