How-to Install VMWare Tools on Linux Sabayon 11 Mate 32/64bit Step-by-Step Easy Visual-Guide

February 26th, 2013 by Regaz



The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the VMWare Tools for Linux Sabayon 11 Mate i386/Amd64 Desktop.

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Sabayon 11 Mate Desktop 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 2 the Article Bottom.

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

Sabayon VMWare
  1. Start the VMWare Tools Installation:
    Virtual Machine >> Install VMWare Tools

    If the VMWare Tools are Not Already on your Hard Drive you Should Wait Until the Archive is Downloaded from VMWare Update Server…

    Before to Start the Installation you Need to have the CDRom Unmounted… If Not the Window Containing the Tools will Not Pop-Up. If you Need to Unmount/Eject the CDRom go to Places, Open a Window and Eject the CDRom.

  2. Open File-Manager Select the VMWareTools CD
    Sabayon 11 Mate VMWare Tools - Open Archive
  3. Double-Click on Archive and Extract Into /tmp Directory
    Sabayon 11 Mate VMWare Tools - Extraction
  4. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Linux Sabayon 11 Mate Open Terminal
  5. Installing Gcc
    su 

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

    equo update
    equo install entropy
    equo install --ask gcc
  6. Installing Sabayon Kernel Headers
    equo install --ask linux-sabayon
    reboot

    After Reboot

    su -c "equo install --ask sabayon-sources"
  7. How-to Create the Needed VMWare-Tools Init Directories
    Making rc0d-rc6d Directories
  8. Installing VMWare Tools:

    This is the Sign of Success! :)

    Installing VMWare Tools Success
  9. After to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
    vmware-user-suid-wrapper
  10. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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