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VMware tools installeren op oa Fedora

1. Install software needed by VMware Tools

  1. Install packages to build the kernel modules
    yum install gcc kernel-devel
  2. Check the running kernel matches the kernel headers
    uname -r             # running kernel
    rpm -q kernel-devel  # installed kernel headers
  3. If the two versions do not match, run
    yum -y upgrade kernel kernel-devel
  4. Find out where the kernel headers are (you may need this later)
    ls -d /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)*/include

2. Prepare and install VMware Tools

  1. From VMware: go to VM> Install VMware Tools
  2. From the VM: mount the virtual cd drive
    mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/
  3. Extract VMware Tools to /tmp/
    tar -C /tmp -zxvf /mnt/VMwareTools<version>.tar.gz
  4. Unmount the virtual cd drive
    umount /mnt
  5. Now run the installer
    cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib
  6. When asked Do you want to run vmware-config-tools.pl?, answer "Yes".