SnowLinux 3 Crystal Gnome How to Install VMWare Tools Steps Easy Visual-Guide

September 16, 2012 | By Regaz | Filed in: Uncategorized.

This Easy Visual-Guide shows you Howto Install the VMware Tools on SnowLinux 3 Crystal GNOME Desktop.

With the VMWare Tools Installed and Working you will get a Much More Pleasant Journey with SnowLinux on VMware.

With the VMware Tools Installed you Can 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.

Debian Linux 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 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 to Extract Archive
    Installing VMware Tools on SnowLinux 3 Crystal - Open VMware Tools Archive

  3. Extract Into /tmp Directory
    Installing VMware Tools on SnowLinux 3 Crystal - Extraction

  4. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands):
    SnowLinux 3 Crystal Open Terminal

  5. Installing the Required Kernel Headers:
    After you follow to Find and Install needed Kernel’s Headers.
    Find Headers:


    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

    apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

    If this command is Not Successful you May Need to Setup your Debian Repositories
    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.

  6. VMWare Tools Installation:

    • Access the Target Directory

      cd /tmp/vmware*
    • To Get Enabled the Shared Folders Apply Patch:

      VMWare-Tools Patch
    • Execute Installation Script


      Follow to Accept All the Default Proposed Settings

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

    This is the Sign of Success! :)

    Installing VMware Tools Success
  7. This is the Sign of Success!
    Congratulations, :)

    Install VMware Tools on SnowLinux 3 Crystal Success
  8. VMWare Tools Troubleshootings
  9. To Enable VMware-Tools without Logout Run

  10. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How to Install the VMware Tools on Linux Distros Snow-Linux 3 Crystal GNOME Installation Steps on VMware Fusion 4

    You Find the VMware Tools Installation Video on Youtube at: How to Install the VMware Tools on Debian Linux Wheezy

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