open-vm-tools tcz extension for TinyCore 6.4

For those who would like to install open-vm-tools on the newest TinyCore release, please find enclosed below a link to a compiled .tcz extension. It is still necessary to download some dependencies which are listed in build-dependencies. In my particular case for open-vm-tools to install and run on Core 6.4 it was necessary to download following extensions:

  • squashfs-tools

To learn how to build and install a TC-based VM with open-vm-tools on board, feel free to visit this link.



  1. Deepak JV · March 30, 2016

    Hi matanyahu, very useful vm. Any possibility of sharing ova for this new vm please?


    • matanyahu · March 30, 2016

      Yes, of course. Here’s a reference to the download page:


      • Deepak JV · March 31, 2016

        Thank you. Do you have the link for 6.4 or 7.0 ova ?


      • matanyahu · April 1, 2016

        I did not compile a new version yet. I tried version 6.4 couple of months ago but with mixed results. It required at least 128 mb of ram which in my opinion was not something worth an effort since it is possible to have a full-fledged Ubuntu VM with VMware Tools inside packed within 192mb of ram (tried it, it works!).


      • matanyahu · April 12, 2016

        I was making an attempt to create a version of yVM with the use of TC 7.0 but until now the results are not satisfactory. Is there any particular use case you would need a newer version of TC OS for?


      • Deepak JV · April 12, 2016

        No specific use case, I was just trying to keep up to date with the new version. Thanks for your effort, very much appreciated.


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