Thursday, September 5, 2013

Linux Fedora 19 Gnome3 32/64bit How-to Install the VMWare Tools Easy & Step-by-Step Visual-Guide

This Easy & Step-by-Step Visual-Tutorial Show How-to Install the VMWare Tools for Linux Fedora 19 Gnome3 i686/x86_64 Desktops.

The VMWare Installation Process is here Shown for a Gnome Desktop but it Will Work like the Same on All Others Fedora 6-19 Releases and Desktops.

The VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a Much More Pleasant Journey with Linux Fedora 19 on the VMWare Virtual Machine

With the VMWare Tools Installed you Dispose of Drag & Resize Display and 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.

Fedora on VMWare
  1. Open Terminal Window
    Linux Fedora Gnome 3  Open Terminal
  2. 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'


  3. Install the Prerequisite Packages

    Installing gcc

    su -c "yum install gcc make"

    Installing Kernel Headers

    su -c "yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel"
  4. Then 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...
  5. Click on "Open with Files" on Pop-Up
    Installing VMWare Tools Fedora 17 Gnome - Open Disk
  6. Double-Click to Open VMWare Tools Archive:
    Installing VMWare Tools Fedora 17 Gnome - Open Archive
  7. Extract VMWare Tools into /tmp Directory:
    Installing VMWare Tools Fedora 17 Gnome - Extract VMWare Tools
  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...

    In Case Prompted about What is the location of the Kernel-Headers? Look:

    Kernel-Headers Path on 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!

    Install VMWare Tools on Debian Wheezy 6
  10. Now to Enable VMWare Tools without Logout