Fedora 17 Desktop Edition documentation covers information on how to install the operating system in a virtual machine. For additional information about the operating system, refer to the instructions included in the installation media.

Fedora 17 Desktop Edition documentation includes the following topics:

Installation Instructions

The easiest method of installing Fedora 17 Desktop Edition in a virtual machine is to use the standard Fedora 17 distribution DVD.
Note: Easy Install of Fedora 17 Desktop Edition is not supported on VMware Workstation 8.x.


Before you begin, verify that the following task is complete:

Read General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products.

Installation Steps

  1. Insert the Fedora 17 Desktop Edition installation media in the CD-ROM drive.
  2. From the menu, click Create a New Virtual Machine.
  3. On the Guest Operating System Installation page, select I will install the operating system later.
  4. On the Ready to Create Virtual Machine page, click Customize Hardware.
  5. Select Hardware > New CD/DVD (IDE) and set Device status to Connect at power on.
  6. Set connection to Use physical drive .
  7. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Fedora 17 Desktop Edition.
  8. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
    Press Alt + N if the Next button is not displayed.
  9. Install VMware Tools.

VMware Tools in a Fedora 17 Desktop Edition Guest

You can install VMware Tools in the Fedora 17 guest using the tar installer.

  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. Log in as a root user.
  3. Click Install/Upgrade VMware Tools to mount the VMware Tools virtual disc on the guest operating system.
  4. Run the VMware Tools installer.
  5. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.

For additional information on VMware Tools, see Knowledge base article 1014294, General VMware Tools installation instructions, at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1014294.

Knowledge Base Articles for Fedora 17 Desktop Edition

The following link refers to knowledge base articles on operating system specific issues. See VMware Knowledge Base for a list of known issues about the operating system.

VMware Compatibility Guide

The VMware Compatibility Guide Web site lists supported guest and host operating systems and provides related support information.

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