Linux Mageia 3-4 & Cauldron 32/64bit How-to Install the VMware-Tools Step-by-Step Easy Visual-Guide

February 11th, 2013 by Regaz
This Simple and Clear Visual Tutorial Shows You How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Mageia Linux 3-4 and Cauldron KDE4 i586/x8664 Desktop.

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Mageia Linux 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.

Usually to Get Installed the Kernel Headers the Kernel Need to Be Upgrade so Follow Link to Guide on How-to Get Installed the Kernel Headers on Mageia Linux.

Linux Gnome Penguin Mageia

  1. Open a Terminal (Here Konsole:) Command Window:
    How-to Install VMWare Tools on Mageia 2 Visually 7
  2. Take-Note of your Kernel Version:
    uname -rs

    Often a Mageia Linux System Presents Multiples Kernels so you will Need to Know What Kernel Version you are Using.

  3. Installing the Kernel Headers:
    su 

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

    urpmq kernel-devel

    How-to SetUp the Mageia Linux Urpmi Repositories:

    Mageia Media Mirrors List Setup

    If you System Presents Multiples Kernels you will be Asked for the Kernel Actually in Use.

    Mageia How-to Easy Installing the Kernel Headers with Rpmdrake

    Mageia Get Installed Kernel Headers
  4. If the Kernel is Upgraded then Switch the Booting Kernel and ReBoot!

    Mageia How-to Switch the Booting Kernel

    Mageia How Booting with New Kernel
    reboot
  5. Start the VMWare Tools Installation:
    How-to Install VMWare Tools on Mageia 2 Visually 1
  6. After you Confirmed the Installation the Media Containing the VMWare Tools Media should Load:

    How-to Install VMWare Tools on Mageia 2 Visually 2

  7. Open Dolphin File Manager
    Opening a Dolphin File Manager Window
  8. Right-Click on the VMWare-Tools Archive and Select Extract Archive to…

    Browser for the /tmp Directory as Destination.

    KDE4 Desktop Extracting the VMware-Tools

  9. VMWare Tools Installation:
    • Access the Target Directory
      cd /tmp/vmware*
    • Execute Installation Script
      ./vmware-install.pl

      Follow to Accept All the Default Proposed Settings

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

      VMware Tools Installation Troubleshooting Guides:

      VMWare Tools Troubleshooting

    This is the Sign of Success! :)

    Installing VMWare Tools Success
  10. Now to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
    /usr/bin/vmware-user
  11. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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