The VMWare Installation Process is here Shown for a Xfce Desktop but it Will Work like the Same on All Others Fedora 18 Releases.
You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Fedora Linux 18 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.
- Open Terminal Window
(Press “Enter” to Execute Commands):
- Update the Kernel
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
- Install the Prerequisite Packages
su -c "yum install gcc"
Installing Kernel Headers
su -c "yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel"
- 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…
- Double-Click on the VMWare Tools Disk in Desktop
- Double-Click to Open VMWare Tools Archive:
- Extract VMWare Tools into /tmp Directory:
To Get Enabled the Shared Folders Apply Patch:VMWare-Tools Patch
- VMWare Tools Installation:
su -c "./vmware-install.pl"
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 Kernel-Headers? Look:Kernel-Headers Path for Fedora
After a little while the installation should complete successfully :)
But if Instead you Get: Execution aborted
Then Consult Troubleshooting…VMWare Tools TroubleshootingsContains detailed Troubleshooting of VMWare-Tools Installation Linux Distros.
- This is the Sign of Success!
- Now to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout