How to Install VMWare Tools on Linux Fedora 17 Kde4 32/64-bit Step-by-Step Easy Visual Guide

July 5, 2012 | By Regaz | Filed in: Uncategorized.
This Easy & Step-by-Step Visual-Guide Shows You How to Install the VMWare Tools for Fedora Linux 17 Kde4 i686/x8664 Desktop.

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Fedora Linux 17 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.

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

  1. Start the Process of Downloading and Mounting the VMWare Tools CD with:
    • On VMWare Fusion

      Virtual Machine > Install VMWare Tools

    • On 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…

  2. Open Dolphin File Manager
    Opening a Dolphin File Manager Window
  3. 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

  4. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Fedora Linux16-17-18 Kde4 Open Terminal
  5. 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'


    sudo reboot
  6. Install the Prerequisite Packages

    Installing Kernel Headers and Gcc

    su -c "yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel gcc"
  7. 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 "./"

      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 “ifconfig”? Look:

      Locating the ifconfig on Fedora

    After a little while the installation should complete successfully :)

    But if Instead you Get: Execution aborted

    Then Consult Troubleshooting...

    VMWare Tools Troubleshootings
  8. This is the Sign of Success!
    Congratulations :)
    Install VMWare Tools on Debian Wheezy 7
  9. Now 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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