How to install VMWare Tools for openSUSE guest OS


  1. Better to try this
    root@opensuse/# yast2 –i gcc gcc-c++ kernel-source make

  2. Dear Sirs,

    Do I need to install VMWare Tools if I use the console only? I read a bit about this, but I found references only to X application.

    Best Regards

  3. If you are installing a production server, may be you increase performance with tools. For testing servers or home-servers without X-server, don´t wate your time.


  4. I don’t have a GUI, so how do I find the mounted CD-Rom Media ? It’s not under /mnt or /media .

  5. Once the install DVD for openSUSE 11.3 is connected, it shows up as /media/openSUSE-DVD-i586-Build0702..001. However, ‘yast2 –install ‘ still askes me to insert ‘openSUSE-11.3 11.3-1.82 (Disc 1)’. Annoying. The url it is trying to mount is cd:///?devices=/dev/sr1, but the disk is actually mounted from /dev/sr0. If you click on “show details”, then it is possible to edit the URL and change the device to /dev/sr0. Then it is possible to install via yast2.

    This is for VMWare 7.1.3, which automatically installs vmware tools; however, if you need any other package installed, then you’ll need to follow these steps.

  6. Hi,
    Thanks a million. It just worked for me.


  7. THANKS !!!

    This is the magic I needed to get openSUSE 11.4 installed in VMware Fusion with a minor correction.

    -install did not work… –install with the yast2 command worked.

    I also had a physical DVD ready to go instead of figuring out how to get yastw to find the .iso image on the host machine.


  8. Somehow one of my dashes is missing in the previous.

    instead of ^dash^install I used ^dash^^dash^install…


  9. When using yast2 for 10.4 you have to type yast2 -i –install gcc gcc-c++ kernel-source make

    If you get an error saying that you need to insert the CD for yast2 fo install the media, then at the bottom of your virtual machine click the cd icon and mount the iso image to the cd and then click next. It should go from there.

  10. Wow, it’s “just” a 500 MB pre-installation before installing VMwareTools. 😀

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