Linux How-to Install VMWare Tools on Linux Fedora 7 to 19 Step-by-Step Guide

May 11th, 2011 by Regaz
The Tutorial shows Step-by-Step How-to Install the VMWare Tools for Fedora Linux 7-19 32/64bit.
This Setup procedure of VMWare Tools on Fedora has shown to be Working on All the Releases Down to the Seventh.

It is a Simple Procedure that do Not Require any Particular Skill to be Executed…
Only Relax, Take It Easy, Follow AllDetailed Instructions and You will be Successful!

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Experience with Fedora on VMWare…

With the VMWare Tools Installed you will Dispose Also of Shared Folders to Easy Exchange Files with the Host System!

If you Need to Install VMWare Tools on Fedora 16 look this Easy Visual Guide:
Installing VMWare Tools on Fedora Linux 16

You Find Detailed VMWare Installation Troubleshooting Link 2 the Article Bottom.

Fedora on VMWare
  1. Start Selecting Virtual Machine >> Install VMware Tools

    That’s inside “Virtual Machine” Wait until the Installing Media has been Mounted on

  2. Open a Terminal Window
  3. Install some Prerequisite Stuff
    su 

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution
    Install Needed Packages

    yum install gcc gcc-c++ make binutils

    Update the kernel

    yum update kernel
    reboot
  4. Install the Kernel’s Headers
    Check your kernel type with:
    uname -rs

    Then If Fedora has a PAE Kernel Go To: Installing on PAE Kernel

    Elsewhere Follow Installing the Kernel Headers:

    su -c "yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel"

  5. Copy the package on a writable location, give it the right permission and untar it:

    cp /media/VMware Tools/VMwareTools*.tar.gz /tmp
    cd /tmp
    chmod +x VMwareTools*.tar.gz
    tar xvzf VMwareTools*.tar.gz
  6. VMWare Tools Installation:
    • Access the Target Directory
      cd /tmp/vmware*
    • To Get Enabled the Shared Folders Apply Patch:

      VMWare-Tools Patch
    • Execute Installation Script

      Start VMWare Tools Installation

      su -c "./vmware-install.pl"

      Follow to Accept All the Default Proposed Settings

      Eventually Answer “Yes” to Enable Load New Kernel Modules at Boot.

    After a little while the installation should complete successfully :)

    But if Instead you Get: Execution aborted

    Then Consult Troubleshooting…

    VMWare Tools Troubleshootings
  7. This is the Sign of Success!
    Congratulations :)
    Install VMWare Tools on Debian Wheezy 7
  8. Now to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
    vmware-user-suid-wrapper
  9. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

Good Luck! :)

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Alternative to pkg libiconv

    https://gist.github.com/1151273

    using system libiconv

    $ rvm install 1.9.2 -C –with-iconv-dir=/usr/local