How-to Install VMware-Tools on Robolinux 7.x GNU/Linux Easy Guide

April 12th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

VMware Tools Installation for Robolinux

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the VMware Tools on Robolinux 7.x i386/amd64 Xfce/Gnome/KDE/Lxde Linux+GNU Desktop.

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Robolinux 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!

VMware Tools Robolinux - Featured
  1. 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 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 just Re-Starting the VMWare Tools Installation…

  2. Double-Click on VMWare Tools CD

    Install VMWare Tools on Robolinux 1
  3. Double-Click to Open the VMWare Tools Archive

    Install VMWare Tools on Robolinux 2
  4. Extract the Content into /tmp

    Install VMWare Tools on Robolinux 3
  5. Open a Terminal Shell Emulator Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

     - Open Terminal
  6. Installing the Required Kernel Headers:

    After you follow to Find and Install needed Kernel’s Headers.
    Find and Install Headers:

    su -c "apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)"

    In Case you Cannot Find/locate package linux-headers Look:

    Robolinux Cannot Install Headers

    Before starting to install check than kernel’s headers are in the right location:

    ls /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)

    This should give you an input like this below:

    arch include Makefile Module.symvers scripts

    Now your system should be Ready for VMware Tools installation.

  7. To Get Enabled the Shared Folders Apply Patch:

    VMWare-Tools Patch
  8. VMWare Tools Installation:
    cd /tmp/vmware*
    su -c "./"

    Follow to Accept All the Default Proposed Settings

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

    In Case you Get “not a valid path” for linux-headers Look:

    Troubleshooting VMware-Tools Installation

    This is the Sign of Success!

    Congratulations :)

    Install VMWare Tools on Robolinux 7
  9. Finally to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
  10. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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