How to configure VMware Tool to dual boot Operating System

Posted on 9:49 PM by Bharathvn

How to configure VMware Tool to dual boot Operating System

Details

This article applies to the following operating systems:
  • SUSE Linux 8.2, 8.1, and 8.0
  • Mandrake Linux 9.2, 9.1, 9.0, and 8.2
  • Red Hat Linux 7.3
You can choose to dual boot your Linux operating system while installing VMware Tools. When you start installing VMware Tools by typing ./vmware-install.pl in the vmware-toos-distrib directory, the following message appears:
Found an installed version of the VMware SVGA driver for XFree86 4. Some versions of this driver included with the XFree86 4 distributions do not work properly. Would you like to install a stable (but possibly older) version of the driver over the currently installed one?

Solution

If you plan to dual-boot the virtual machine, type Yes to allow the driver to be installed. Type Yes again to back up the existing video driver files and also copy the XF86Config-4.dist file to XF86Config-4.vm. The latter file is used when dual-booting the virtual machine.

If you do not intend to dual-boot the virtual machine, type No to keep the existing driver.