How-to Install VMware Tools on Linux Fedora 7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 & 18 PAE kernel Step-by-Step Easy Visual-Guide

May 14th, 2011 by Regaz

This is a Detailed Visual-Guide for Installing VMWare Tools for Fedora Linux 7-18 PAE Kernel 32/64bit Verified to be Valid and Working for all Versions comprised between 7 and 18.

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

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

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

DISTRO on VMWare
  1. Start Selecting “Install VMware Tools” inside “Virtual Machine”
    Wait until the Installing Media has been Mounted on
  2. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
  3. 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
  4. Install Prerequisite Stuff
    su 

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

    yum install gcc gcc-c++ make binutils

    Update the kernel and then Reboot

    yum update kernel
    reboot
  5. Installing the Kernel’s Headers
    su -c "yum install kernel-headers kernel-PAE-devel"

    Latest Check if your system is ready for Installation

    Get your kernel type with:

    uname -r

    The output will look like: Linux yourKernelVersion
    Example: Linux 2.6.34.8-68.fc13
    The C headers of your kernel should be founded in:
    /lib/modules/yourKernelVersion/build/include
    Example: /lib/modules/2.6.34.8-68.fc13/build/include

    ls /lib/modules/yourKernelVersion/build/include

    Should give you an output similar to below:

    acpi     crypto   Kbuild math-emu net   rxrpc trace
    asm-generic drm keys media pcmcia scsi video
    config generated linux mtd rdma sound xen

  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
    /usr/bin/vmware-user
  9. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

Good Luck! :)

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3 Responses to “How-to Install VMware Tools on Linux Fedora 7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 & 18 PAE kernel Step-by-Step Easy Visual-Guide”

  1. Nimuytan says:

    Very helpfull! thabk you very much!

  2. Raman Ghai says:

    Hi,
    It displays this message when i specify the location of C header files:

    What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
    kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include] /lib/modules/2.6.35.14-97.fc14.i686/build/include

    The directory of kernel headers (version @@VMWARE@@ UTS_RELEASE) does not match
    your running kernel (version 2.6.35.14-97.fc14.i686). Even if the module were
    to compile successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.

    My vmware workstation version is 6.5.3 build-185404

    Please help :-)

  3. Hi,

    let me know if you successfully execute:
    #yum install kernel-headers kernel-PAE-devel
    If yes, what is the output of:
    #ls /lib/modules//build/include
    Let me know.