How-to Install VMWare Tools on Linux Fedora 16 Xfce Easy & Step-by-Step Visual Guide

November 24th, 2012 by Regaz
The Step-by-Step Guide Shows You How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Fedora Linux 16 Xfce 32/64bit Desktop.

The VMWare Installation Process is here Shown for a Xfce Desktop but it Will Work like the Same on All Others Fedora 16 Releases.

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Fedora Linux 16 on the VMWare Virtual Machine

With the VMWare Tools Installed you Can Custom 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.

  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. Double-Click on the VMWare Tools Disk in Desktop
    Installing VMWare Tools Fedora 16Xfce - Open Disk
  3. Double-Click to Open VMWare Tools Archive:
    Installing VMWare Tools Fedora 16Xfce - Open Archive
  4. Extract VMWare Tools into /tmp Directory:
    Installing VMWare Tools Fedora 16Xfce - Extract VMWare Tools
  5. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands):
    Fedora 16 Xfce - Open Terminal
  6. Update the Kernel
    uname -r

    If the Output Contains the keyword “PAE” then Look this Other Tutorial:
    Installing Kernel-Headers on Fedora PAE Kernel

    su -c 'yum update kernel'


    su -c reboot
  7. Install the Prerequisite Packages

    Installing gcc

    su -c "yum install gcc"

    Installing Kernel Headers

    su -c "yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel"
  8. To Get Enabled the Shared Folders Apply Patch:

    VMWare-Tools Patch
  9. VMWare Tools Installation:
    cd /tmp/vmware*
    su -c "./"

    Follow to Accept All the Default Proposed Settings

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

    In Case Prompted about What is the location of the “ifconfig”? Look:

    Locating the ifconfig on Fedora

    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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