How-to Install VMWare Tools on Linux Fedora 18 Xfce 32/64bit Easy & Step-by-Step Visual Guide

January 18th, 2013 by Regaz
The Visual-Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Fedora Linux 18 Xfce Desktop i686/x8664.

The VMWare Installation Process is here Shown for a Xfce Desktop but it Will Work like the Same on All Others Fedora 18 Releases.

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Fedora Linux 18 on the VMWare Virtual Machine

With the VMWare Tools Installed you Can Custom Easy-Resizing the Screen Just Dragging and More your Guest will Dispose Also of Shared Folders to Easy Exchanging Files with the Host System!

Just Take the Time of Carefully Looking, Reading and Following the Detailed Instructions and Commands Contained in this Guide.

DISTRO on VMWare
  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands):
    Fedora 18 Xfce - Open Terminal
  2. Update the Kernel
    uname -r

    If the Output Contains the keyword “PAE” then Look this Other Tutorial:
    Installing Kernel-Headers on Fedora PAE Kernel

    su -c 'yum update kernel'

    Reboot!

    su -c reboot
  3. Install the Prerequisite Packages

    Installing gcc

    su -c "yum install gcc"

    Installing Kernel Headers

    su -c "yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel"
  4. Start the Process of Downloading and Mounting the VMWare Tools CD with:
    • VMWare Fusion Virtual Machine >> Install VMWare Tools
    • VMWare Workstation VM >> Install VMWare Tools

    May be you will need to Wait Until VMWare has Provided to Downloading and Mounting the VMWare Tools CD.
    If after Download the Window with the VMWare Tools Do Not Appear you will Need to Manually Disconnect the CD/DVD in:
    Virtual Machines >> CD/DVD(IDE) >> Disconnect CD/DVD
    and after Re-Starting the VMWare Tools Installation…

  5. Double-Click on the VMWare Tools Disk in Desktop
    Installing VMWare Tools Fedora 18 Xfce - Open Disk
  6. Double-Click to Open VMWare Tools Archive:
    Installing VMWare Tools Fedora 18 Xfce - Open Archive
  7. Extract VMWare Tools into /tmp Directory:
    Installing VMWare Tools Fedora 18 Xfce - Extract VMWare Tools
  8. To Get Enabled the Shared Folders Apply Patch:

    VMWare-Tools Patch
  9. VMWare Tools Installation:
    cd /tmp/vmware*
    su -c "./vmware-install.pl"

    Follow to Accept All the Default Proposed Settings

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

    In Case Prompted about What is the location of the Kernel-Headers? Look:

    Kernel-Headers Path for Fedora

    After a little while the installation should complete successfully :)

    But if Instead you Get: Execution aborted

    Then Consult Troubleshooting…

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

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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