Sunday, 15 March 2015

Installing VMware Player on Ubuntu/Linux Mint Machine

VMware Player allows you to run entire operating systems in a virtual machine, which runs on top of Ubuntu or Windows. To the guest operating system (the one running inside the virtual machine), it appears as though it were running on its own PC. The host operating system runs the VMware Player, which provides the guest with resources like network access.

Installing VMware Player

1. Install required packages build-essential and linux-headers

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`

2. Download the latest VMware player from here ( Download the bundle version, not the rpm ). Now go to your downloads folder and run the following commands.

gksudo bash ./VMware-Player-6.0.5-2443746.x86_64.bundle

If nothing happens, you may need to make the file executable. Enter this command to make your file executable

chmod +x VMware-Player-6.0.5-2443746.x86_64.bundle

Once the file is made executable, enter the same command that you entered in step 2

gksudo bash ./VMware-Player-6.0.5-2443746.x86_64.bundle

This will start the graphical VMware Player installation wizard. Click next button and follow the steps. Congratulation you have installed VMware Player in your machine, Share your experience with us, Any queries please comment below.

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