How to install VMWare tools in Ubuntu Linux

Copy the tar.gz file to the /tmp directory

Step6:
Copy the .tar.gz file using the File Browser to /tmp directory

Open a terminal window

Step7:
Open a terminal windows by clicking on Applications -> Terminal

Reset the password for the root user (SU)

Step8:
On the command prompt enter the following commands one by one:
sudo passwd root
[sudo]password for koder: TypeYourPasswordForYourOwnAccountHere
Enter new password: TypeThePasswordOfTheRootUserYouWantHere
ReType new password: ReTypeThePasswordYouTypedForRootUserInPreviousStep
Passwd will be updated successfully
This exercise has just reset the password for the root (SU) user in Ubuntu Linux

Become root by doing SU

Step9:
Become root by typing su and providing the root password you had reset it to in the previous step

CD to the /tmp directory

Step10:
Change to the tmp directory by giving the command /tmp