How-to Install VMWare Tools on Linux Mageia 1-2-3 Gnome Linux Easy Visual-Guide

August 16th, 2012 by Regaz
This Simple and Clear Visual Tutorial Shows You How-to Install the VMWare Tools for Mageia Linux 1-2-3-4 Gnome3 32/64bit Desktop.

The Guide Include Detailed Commands and Instructions plus the Basic Screenshots of the Process.

Simply Relax and Take the Time to Carefully Reading and Executing the Command and the Instructions Contained here below…

Install VMWare Tools Mageia Linux

  1. Start the VMWare Tools Installation:
    How-to Install VMWare Tools on Mageia 2 Visually 1
  2. After you Confirmed the Installation the Media Containing the VMWare Tools Media should Load:

    How-to Install VMWare Tools on Mageia 2 Visually 2

  3. Drag the VMWare Tools Archive on the Desktop:

    How-to Install VMWare Tools on Mageia 2 Visually 3

  4. Double-Click on the Archive to Decompress it:

    How-to Install VMWare Tools on Mageia 2 Visually 4

  5. Simply Confirm the Destination Clicking on Extract:

    How-to Install VMWare Tools on Mageia 2 Visually 5

  6. Now to Follow with the Installation you will Need to Install some Packages and Use Some Mageia RPMs!
    Here we suppose you Have the Media Containing the Mageia 2 Distribution… If Not, you will Need to Make a Setup for Enabling the Remote Mageia Repositories.
  7. Loading the Media Containing the Mageia Distribution:
    How-to Install VMWare Tools on Mageia 2 Visually 6
  8. Open a Terminal Command Window:
    How-to Install VMWare Tools on Mageia 2 Visually 7 - Open Terminal
  9. Often a Linux System Presents Multiples Kernels so you will Need to Know What Kernel Version you are Using.

  10. Take-Note of your Kernel Version:
    uname -rs
  11. Install Prerequisite Packages:
    su 

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

    urpmi gcc kernel-devel

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

    if Urpmi Do Not Work then SetUp the Mageia Urpmi Repositories:

    Mageia Repositories SetUp
  12. To Get Enabled the Shared Folders Apply Patch:

    VMWare-Tools Patch
  13. Start the VMWare Tools Installation: Access the Target Folder:
    cd ~/Desktop/vmware*

    Run the Installation Script:

    ./vmware*

    Simply Confirm All the Default Settings…
    In a Little While the VMWare Tools should be Successfully Installed!

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