Manual installation of Parallels Tools in Ubuntu Virtual Machine

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Sometimes when some Ubuntu components are not up-to-date, automatic installation of Parallels Tools may fail. To ensure that all the components are up-to-date and perform the installation manually, follow the steps below:

  1. Run the virtual machine.
  2. Mount the Parallels Tools .iso by clicking Actions > (Re-)Install Parallels Tools.
  3. Inside the virtual machine, open Terminal and execute the following commands one by one:

    sudo apt-get install dkms libelf-dev linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential
    sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom
    cd /media/cdrom
    sudo ./install
  4. Follow the Parallels Tools Installer instructions to complete the installation.
  5. When the installation of Parallels Tools is complete, restart your virtual machine.

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