Wednesday, January 14, 2009

How to get vmware tools going on fedora core 9

After install the official VMware-Tools RPM, download the open tools from here and do the following:

tar -zxf open-vm-tools-2008.11.18-130226.tar.gz
cd open-vm-tools-2008.11.18-130226/modules/linux/

for i in *; do sudo mv ${i} ${i}-only; sudo tar -cf ${i}.tar ${i}-only; done
mv /usr/lib/vmware-tools/modules/source /usr/lib/vmware-tools/modules/source.orig
mkdir /usr/lib/vmware-tools/modules/source
mv *.tar /usr/lib/vmware-tools/modules/source

And then run the

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