How to Install VMWare-Tools on Unix Solaris 11 Gnome x86 Step-by-Step Easy Visual-Guide

May 12, 2013 | By Regaz | Filed in: Uncategorized.

How to Install the VMware Tools for Unix Oracle-Sun Solaris 11 GNOME x86 Desktop, the Step-by-Step Simple Complete Visual-Guide Tutorial.

If Needed Follow Link to Download Manually the VMware-Tools for Solaris because the Repository may be Unavailable.

You need to know that the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey with Unix Solaris 11 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.

How to Install VMWare Tools on GNU/Linux Distros
  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 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 just Re-Starting the VMware Tools Installation… If Unavailable Follow Manual Download Link Below!

  2. Download Manually VMware-Tools for Workstation, Player or Fusion:

    VMWare-Tools com.zip.tar Solaris
  3. Double-Click on Com.zip Archive and Extract into /tmp

    Extract com.VMware-Tools com.zip
  4. Into the payload Double-Click on Solaris.Iso and Extract Into /tmp

    Extract VMware-Tools CD ISO
  5. Double-Click tar.gz Archive and Extract VMware-Tools into /tmp

    Extract VMware-Tools tar.gz Archive
  6. Open Package-Manager

    System > Administration > Package Manager.

  7. Install Gcc Package

    Solaris 11 Install Gcc
  8. How to Install Solaris 11 Kernel-Headers:

    Installing Solaris 11 Headers
  9. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

  10. VMWare Tools Installation:

    • Access the Target Directory

      cd /tmp/vmware*
    • To Get Enabled the Shared Folders Apply this Patch:

      VMware-Tools Patch
    • Login as SuperUser

      su 

      If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

    • Execute Installation Script

      ./vmware-install.pl

      Follow to Accept All the Default Proposed Settings

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

    This is the Sign of Success! :)
    Installing VMware Tools on Linux Mint 12 10

  11. Finally, to Enable VMware Tools without Logout

    vmware-user-suid-wrapper
  12. How to Install Unix Oracle Solaris 11 Steps on VMware Fusion 5.

    VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How to Install the VMware Tools on Linux Distros


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