How to install Parallels Tools in Linux virtual machine

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I have installed a new RPM-based Linux virtual machine and now I want to install Parallels Tools in it.

Step By Step Instructions

Important: Before installing Parallels Tools we recommend to update your Linux virtual machine to the latest kernel version and reboot the virtual machine.

  1. Go to Terminal in Fedora virtual machine and execute the following command:

    sudo dnf install gcc kernel-devel-$(uname -r) kernel-headers-$(uname -r) make checkpolicy selinux-policy-devel
  2. Make sure the virtual DVD drive of your Linux virtual machine is empty by executing the following command:

    sudo eject /dev/sr0
  3. From the top menu bar go to the Actions menu -> (Re)Install Parallels Tools.

  4. Click Continue to proceed

  5. Then execute the following commands to correctly mount the Parallels Tools image and run the installation:

    sudo mkdir /media/cdrom
    sudo mount -o exec /dev/sr0 /media/cdrom
    cd /media/cdrom
    sudo ./install
  6. Proceed with Parallels Tools installation. Reboot when finished.

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