How to Install VMWare Tools on Linux Fedora 17 Gnome3 Easy Step-by-Step Visual Guide

September 15, 2012 | By Regaz | Filed in: Uncategorized.
The Guide Presents a Step-by-Step How to Install the VMWare Tools for Fedora Linux 17 Gnome3 32/64-bit 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 Dispose of Easy&Quick Screen Resizing and 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. 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…

  2. Click on “Open with Files” on Pop-Up
    Installing VMWare Tools Fedora 17 Gnome - Open Disk
  3. Double-Click to Open VMWare Tools Archive:
    Installing VMWare Tools Fedora 17 Gnome - Open Archive
  4. Extract VMWare Tools into /tmp Directory:
    Installing VMWare Tools Fedora 17 Gnome - Extract VMWare Tools
  5. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands):
    Installing VMWare Tools Fedora 17 Gnome - Open Terminal
  6. Update the Kernel

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

    yum update kernel


  7. Install the Prerequisite Packages
    yum install gcc make binutils
  8. Install the Kernel Headers
    yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel
  9. 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.

    After a little while the installation should complete successfully :)

    But if Instead you Get: Execution aborted

    Then Consult Troubleshooting...

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

    How to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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