NeoKylin Linux Desktop 6 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.

NeoKylin Linux Desktop 6 documentation includes the following topics:

Installation Instructions for NeoKylin Linux Desktop 6

To install NeoKylin Linux Desktop 6 in a virtual machine you can use the standard NeoKylin distribution CD or DVD. The following installation instructions are for standard distribution CD or DVD.


Before you begin, verify that the following tasks are complete:

Installation Steps

  1. Insert the NeoKylin Linux Desktop 6 installation CD or DVD into the CD-ROM drive.
  2. Power on the virtual machine to start installing NeoKylin Linux Desktop 6.
  3. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
  4. Install VMware Tools.

Installing Tools in a NeoKylin Linux Desktop 6 Guest

Use the guest OS provided Open VM Tools or install the VMware Tools, as needed.

Open VM Tools

Open VM Tools is the open source implementation of VMware Tools and consist of a suite of virtualization utilities that improves the functionality, administration, and management of virtual machines on VMware hypervisors. VMware recommends using the Open VM Tools redistributed by the operating system vendors. To use Open VM Tools:

  1. Install Open VM Tools. Run the command:
    $ yum intall open-vm-tools
  2. Add the vmhgfs Driver
    If you use the file sharing feature by using Shared Folders in VMware Workstation and Fusion, install the vmhgfs driver in the virtual machine. This driver is not included inbox in the operating system. Installing the additional vmhgfs driver does not disturb the other inbox VMware drivers or Open VMware Tools. To install this driver:
    1. Install Open VMware Tools.
    2. Install the traditional TAR Format VMware Tools that is bundled with VMware Workstation or Fusion products.

For additional information, see:

VMware Tools

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 NeoKylin Linux Desktop 6

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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