VMware Player in Ubuntu

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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 the packages needed to build the 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 the 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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