Install VMware Tools on Fedora 18 KDE4
The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Fedora 18 Kde4 Linux Desktop i686/x8664.
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 How-to Install VMware Tools on Fedora 18 KDE4.
You Find Detailed VMWare Installation Troubleshooting Link 2 the Article Bottom.
- 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"
To Get Enabled the Shared Folders Apply Patch:VMWare-Tools Patch
- Start the Process of Downloading and Mounting the VMWare Tools CD with:
- On VMWare Fusion
Virtual Machine >> Install VMWare Tools
- On 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…
- On VMWare Fusion
- Open Dolphin File Manager
- Right-Click on the VMWare-Tools Archive and Select Extract Archive to…
Browser for the /tmp Directory as Destination.
- 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 Troubleshootings
- This is the Sign of Success!
- Now to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout