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

September 29, 2012 | By Regaz.

Hi! The Visual-Guide shows you Step-by-step 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.

VMWare Tools GNU/Linux Installation Troubleshooting Guides
  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 Directory
    Pear-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 see: How to Enable sudo

    Start VMware Tools Installation.


    Follow to Accept All the Default Proposed Settings

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

  • After a little while the installation should complete successfully :)

    VMWare Tools Troubleshootings
  • Now to Enable VMware Tools without Logout

  • VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How to Install the VMware Tools on Linux Distros

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