Install VMware Tools on CentOS 7 to enable host shared folder access

make sure to install all updates for vmware workstation; (for instance 10.4 has buggy tools; fixed in 10.7) [code language=”shell”] yum install gcc make perl "kernel-devel-uname-r == $(uname -r)" mkdir /mnt/cdrom mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom cp VMwareTools-9.6.5-2700074.tar.gz /tmp cd /tmp tar -xvzf VMwareTools-9.6.5-2700074.tar.gz cd vmware-tools-distrib/ ./ [/code] shared folders get mounted under /mnt/hgfs

XP Network card driver issue on VMWare Workstation 7

By default VMWare uses E1000 — An emulated version of the Intel 82545EM Gigabit Ethernet NIC and the vmware tools nor XP include the drivers for this emulated NIC. Solution 1 Download the drivers from Intel and install Note: for PXE boot scenario solution 1 is the only answer as synthetic adapter does not support …