How to Install SliTaz 4.0 + Review + VMware Tools on VMware Workstation Easy Tutorial [HD]

In this video tutorial, we’ll install SliTaz 4.0 and review on VMware Workstation. Visit SliTaz website and download SliTaz 4.0 Live ISO. SliTaz GNU/Linux is a light-weight, community-based Linux distribution suitable for use on older hardware. SliTaz is less than 30MB, but it packs a graphical desktop environment. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player Custom Choose “Linux” and “Other Linux 2.x kernel” Choose “SATA” disk drive. Browse to SliTaz 4.0 Live ISO (Optional) Installing SliTaz 4.0 to Hard Drive (HDD) Choose Language. Choose your keyboard layout. Execute Gparted and create partitions. 512 MB for Linux SWAP Set root password. Select “Install Grub bootloader” SliTaz 4.0 installation is completed. Choose language. Keyboard Layout. Change Default SliTaz mirror. Save configuration Let’s install VMware Tools on SliTaz 4.0 Check network connection. ping -c 3 tazpkg recharge Install GCC Make Headers etc. tazpkg get-install slitaz-toolchain tazpkg get-install ncurses-dev tazpkg get-install perl Download Linux Kernel Source tazpkg get-install linux-source get-linux-source tazpkg search vmware tazpkg get-install xorg-xf86-video-vmware tazpkg search vmmouse tazpkg get-install xorg-xf86-input-vmmouse Install Ordinary ps tazpkg search procps tazpkg get-install procps mkdir /etc/pam.d mkdir /etc/init.d/rc0.d Click on “Install VMware Tools” VMware Tools installation is completed on SliTaz 4.0 Enable VMware Tools Service on SliTaz Fit Guest Now works. Let’s install application such as Mozilla Firefox on SliTaz. tazpkg search firefox tazpkg get-install firefox VMware Tools service is running. Drag-Drop File feature works. SliTaz 4.0 Review Task Manager cat /etc/slitaz-release In this video tutorial we installed and reviewed SliTaz 4.0 on VMware Workstation. Thanks for watching.

9 thoughts on “How to Install SliTaz 4.0 + Review + VMware Tools on VMware Workstation Easy Tutorial [HD]

  1. Great! I'm looking for alternatives to install vmware-tools a long time ago. you are likeable person

  2. After installing SliTaz 4.0 on vmware following this tutorial the vmware tools mouse driver was not loaded and I had to press ctrl + alt inside vmware workstation window to release the mouse cursor from it… every time…
    After a lot of research I have managed to fix it.

    / workaround:
    1. Keep looking at /var/log/Xorg.0.log to see what modules is loading and NOT loading and why untill is fixed.
    2. Verify that the drivers and are located in /usr/lib/X11/modules/input and NOT in /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input
    3. Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf to look like this:

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "kbd"
    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "VMware Mouse"
    Driver "vmmouse"
    Option "CorePointer"
    Option "AlwaysCore"
    Option "Protocol" "ps/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    Section "ServerLayout"
    Option "AllowEmptyInput" "off"
    Identifier "Simple Layout"
    InputDevice "VMware Mouse" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"

    4. If after that you find your keyboard is not working go to TazPanel -> Packages, search 'xorg' and install xorg-xf86-input-keyboard. These are the keyboard drivers, they should appear in same folder as vmmouse with the name

    Hope this helps.

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