VMware tools installeren op oa Fedora

1. Install software needed by VMware Tools

  1. Install packages to build the kernel modules
      1. yum install gcc kernel-devel
  2. Check the running kernel matches the kernel headers
      1. uname -r # running kernel rpm -q kernel-devel # installed kernel headers
  3. If the two versions do not match, run
      1. yum -y upgrade kernel kernel-devel reboot
  4. Find out where the kernel headers are (you may need this later)
      1. 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
      1. mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/
  3. Extract VMware Tools to /tmp/
      1. tar -C /tmp -zxvf /mnt/VMwareTools<version>.tar.gz
  4. Unmount the virtual cd drive
      1. umount /mnt
  5. Now run the installer
      1. cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib ./vmware-install.pl
  6. When asked Do you want to run vmware-config-tools.pl?, answer "Yes".

Bron: http://www.thoughtpolice.co.uk/vmware/howto/fedora-core-6-vmware-tools-install.html