VMware Player in Ubuntu

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Install VMware Player.
Install VMware Player.
$ '''sudo apt-get update && apt-get install vmware-player'''
$ '''sudo apt-get update && apt-get install vmware-player'''
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== Ubuntu 8.10 Instructions ==
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=== Installing from source ===
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Install packages needed to build VMware Player kernel modules.
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$ '''sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential'''
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Extract VMware Player.
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$ '''tar zxvf VMware-player-2.0.3-80004.i386.tar.gz'''
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Install VMware Player.
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$ '''cd vmware-player-distrib'''
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$ '''sudo ./vmware-install.pl'''
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It is likely that VMware Player kernel module compilation will fail. If it does, download the [http://blog.creonfx.com/temp/vmware-any-any-update-116.tgz "vmware-any-any" patch], extract it, and run ''runme.pl''.

Revision as of 19:50, 22 March 2008

Contents

Ubuntu 7.10 Instructions

Installing from package

Add the following repository in /etc/apt/sources.list to install vmware-player in Ubuntu 7.10.

# VMware Player
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/cschieli/ubuntu gutsy main

Install VMware Player.

$ sudo apt-get update && apt-get install vmware-player

Ubuntu 8.10 Instructions

Installing from source

Install packages needed to build VMware Player kernel modules.

$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential

Extract VMware Player.

$ tar zxvf VMware-player-2.0.3-80004.i386.tar.gz

Install VMware Player.

$ cd vmware-player-distrib
$ sudo ./vmware-install.pl

It is likely that VMware Player kernel module compilation will fail. If it does, download the "vmware-any-any" patch, extract it, and run runme.pl.

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