Linux Fedora 17 Gnome3 Desktop How to Install VMWare Tools Easy Guide

August 1, 2012 | By Regaz | Filed in: Uncategorized.
This a Step-by-Step Visual-Guide for Installing the VMWare Tools on Fedora Linux 17 Gnome3 i686/x8664 Desktop.

The VMWare Installation Process is here Shown for a Gnome Desktop but it Will Work like the Same on All Others Fedora 17 Releases.

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.

Fedora on VMWare
  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Fedora Linux Gnome 3 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'


    su -c reboot
  3. 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…

  4. Click on “Open with Files” on Pop-Up
    Installing VMWare Tools Fedora 17 Gnome - Open Disk
  5. Double-Click to Open VMWare Tools Archive:
    Installing VMWare Tools Fedora 17 Gnome - Open Archive
  6. Extract VMWare Tools into /tmp Directory:
    Installing VMWare Tools Fedora 17 Gnome - Extract VMWare Tools
  7. Install the Prerequisite Packages

    Login as SuperUser


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

    Installing gcc

    yum install gcc

    Installing Kernel Headers

    yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel
  8. 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


      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
  9. This is the Sign of Success!
    Congratulations :)
    Install VMWare Tools on Debian Wheezy 7
  10. Now to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
  11. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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