Under Debian Stretch, you have to install following packages in order to install the VMWare Tools, as indicated :
make should be already installed.
To duplicate a virtual machine, simply duplicate the entire directory.
This procedure is for a VMWare Player patched to handle Mac OS.
Use a copy of your .vmdk, as VMWare Player modifies it (and can corrupt it).
Create a new Virtual Machine,
I will install the operating system later,
Apple Mac OS X(you don't have this entry, than your VMWare Player is no patched),
Edit Virtual Machine Setting
Use an existing virtual disk,
Quit Disk Utility…
On march 2015, when installing/confguring the VMWare Tools (
vmware-config-tools.pl) on Debian Wheezy or Jessie, there was an error when compilng the stuff regarding the shared folder (
error: ‘struct dentry’ has no member named ‘d_alias’).
To get rid of this error, I took the following (inspired from https://communities.vmware.com/thread/502554) :
tar -xf vmhgfs.tar),
inode.cfile in the
vmhgfs-onlydirectory (resulting from the above untaring),
d_u.(with the dot :
d_u.d_alias; there was 2 occurrences).
tar -cf vmhgfs.tar vmhgfs-only).
Et voilà !
Sometimes, after restarting the computer, without any apparent reason, VMWare claims that it has no access to the virtual machine, along with this message : The VMware Authorization Service is not running..
This means that the VMAuthdService was not started as it ought to be. Simply start it with the help of the Service Manager.