Install VMware tools on CentOS 5.5

Make sure GCC and kernel headers are installed
yum install gcc kernel-devel

Mount your vmware tools .iso YMMV
mkdir /media/cdrom
mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

Extract the VMware tools archive to our home dir
tar -zxvf /media/cdrom/VM* ~/

Run the installer

You should be good to go using the defaults for everything.
Reboot and your done.

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