How-to Install VMWare Tools on Pear-Linux 5 Easy Visual-Guide

September 29th, 2012 by Regaz

The Visual-Guide Shows You How-to Install Step-by-Step the VMWare Tools for PearLinux 5 i386/amd64 Desktop.

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Pear-Linux 5 on VMWare…

With the VMWare Tools Installed you will Dispose Also of Shared Folders to Easy Exchange Files with the Host System!

You Find Detailed VMWare Installation Troubleshooting 2 the Article Bottom.

Just Take the Time of Carefully Looking, Reading and Following the Detailed Instructions and Commands Contained in this Guide.

PearLinux on VMWare
  1. Start the VMWare Tools Installation:
    Virtual Machine >> Install VMWare Tools

    If the VMWare Tools are Not Already on your Hard Drive you Should Wait Until the Archive is Downloaded from VMWare Update Server…

    Before to Start the Installation you Need to have the CDRom Unmounted… If Not the Window Containing the Tools will Not Pop-Up. If you Need to Unmount/Eject the CDRom go to Places, Open a Window and Eject the CDRom.

  2. After Downloading the Window Containing the Tools Should Pop-Up

    Double-Click on the VMWare Tools Archive to Decompress it.

    Pear-Linux 5 Install VMWare Tools - Open Archive

  3. Extract Into /tmp DirectoryPear-Linux 5 Install VMWare Tools - Extraction
  4. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Pear Linux 5 >> Terminal

    Pear-Linux 5 Open Terminal

  5. VMWare Tools Installation:
    • Access the Target Directory
      cd /tmp/vmware*
    • To Get Enabled the Shared Folders Apply Patch:

      VMWare-Tools Patch
    • Execute Installation Script

      Login as SuperUser

      sudo su

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

      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 :)

  6. VMWare Tools Troubleshootings
  7. Now to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
  8. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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