Saturday, February 2, 2013

VMTools and Fedora18

You'd think that the process for installing VMTools on Fedora18 would be the same as 17. But... you'd be wrong.

You'll want to perform all the steps I listed here, but there's one additional step: changing the path for the kernel headers. The vmware-config-tools.pl script finds them in a bogus location, but insists that the path is valid. When that script runs and asks if "" is a valid path, say no and change it to /usr/inc/version/headers.h.

The script will complete and, after a reboot, VMTools will be running and current.