Jan 30, 2011

How to install VMware Player in Ubuntu

VMware Player is a free virtualization program from vmware,it’s the easiest way to run multiple operating systems at the same time on your PC.

First,install the pre-requisites by this in terminal:
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
Download the binary package.
for vmware player 2.5.3 and ealier version,dowload .bundle package from this page:http://www.vmware.com/download/player/download.html
for vmware player: https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/pa/activate.php?p=player&k=f0ea6d5562706aae210f7c6014b6ced5&cmp=EMC-PlayerEvalActivation&li=license

If you are usinig Firefox default location to downloaded files  is Downloads
type in terminal

cd ~/Downloads

Give the .bundle file executable privileges and start the installer:
chmod +x VMware-Player*.bundle
gksudo bash ./VMware-Player*.bundle

Don’t just copy and paste privous command.change VMware-Player*.bundle to you downloaded package name.