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Installing Fedora 20 on VMware Workstation 10 with VMware Tools


Yesterday Red hat has released Fedora 20 and Fedora is finally adding support for the RISC-based processors officially. Fedora 20 has improved virtualization support through both a new visual interface and the addition of virtual images.
 
Fedora 20 Features
  • Support for ARM
  • Cloud and Virtualization Improvements
  • Developer Features
  • GNOME Wayland support
  • Desktop Improvements - GNOME 3.10 desktop is the default one but KDE 4.11 is also available
  • Maturity and Advanced Features
  • Capture 
The Fedora 20 installation was fairly simple and easy, so lets start.
First Install VMware Workstation 10 on your desktop/laptop and Download Fedora 20 ISO file.
Start New Virtual Machine wizard to Create New Virtual Machine for Fedora 20 as shown below,
 
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Select Typical Configuration & click Next,

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Specify the Fedora 20 ISO image location,

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In Guest Operating System Select “Linux” & in Version Select “Fedora 64-bit” OS

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Specify Virtual machine name & vmdk file location & click Next.

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Click finish to continue.

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Once you Power ON the Virtual Machine you will get below screen. Press Enter to Continue.

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Select “Install to Hard Driver” option

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Set “Date & Time” & installation destination & click on Begin Installation.

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In this step you can set Root Password & create new users.

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Now your Fedora 20 is installed & ready. Restart your Virtual Machine.

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To check Fedora 20 version run below command as shown,
#cat /etc/system-release

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If you are using VMware Workstation 10 to host Fedora 20 virtual machine then there is no need to install VMware tools on Fedora 20. To check VMware tools version on Fedora 20 run below command as shown below,
#vmware-tools-cmd -v

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