Linux CruchBang 11 OpenBox Desktop How-to Install VMWare Tools Easy Visual-Guide

April 11th, 2013 by Regaz

How-to Install VMware-Tools CrunchBang Linux




The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux CrunchBang 11 OpenBox 32/64bit Desktop.

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

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Linux CrunchBang OpenBox 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-Tools Installation Troubleshooting Link 2 the Article Bottom.

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  1. 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…

  2. Open File-Manager:

    Right-Click on Desktop > File Manager

  3. Double-Click on the VMWare-Tools Archive Extract Into /tmpCrunchBang Desktop Extracting the VMware-Tools
  4. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands):

    Right-Click on Desktop > Terminal

  5. Installing the Required gcc & Kernel-Headers:
    After you follow to Find and Install needed Kernel’s Headers.
    Find Headers:
    sudo su -c "apt-get install gcc linux-headers-$(uname -r)"

    In Case you Cannot Find/Install the Kernel Headers Look:

    CrunchBang Cannot Install Headers

    Before starting to install check than kernel’s headers are in the right location:

    ls /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)

    This should give you an input like this below:

    arch include Makefile Module.symvers scripts

    Now your system should be Ready for VMware Tools installation.

  6. To Get Enabled the Shared Folders Apply Patch:

    VMWare-Tools Patch
  7. VMWare Tools Installation:
    cd /tmp/vmware*
    sudo su -c "./vmware-install.pl"

    Follow to Accept All the Default Proposed Settings

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

    This is the Sign of Success!

    Install VMWare Tools on Debian Wheezy 7
  8. VMWare Tools Troubleshootings
  9. Assure that Linux will Load VMware Tools at Boot:

    Get VMware Tools Loaded on Boot
  10. Now to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout
    vmware-user-suid-wrapper
  11. VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How-to Install the VMWare Tools on Linux Distros

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