VMWARE player 4.0.4 on LinuxMINT13 step-by step installation

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VMWARE player 4.0.4 on LinuxMINT13 step-by step installation

Postby Kremps on Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:25 pm

Hi all!

For all newbies like me (I'm Linux user only for a few weeks now), here is the answer on How to install VMWARE player 4.0.4 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS based distros.
I use Mint13 MATE 64bit. Searching the web I came across a few links that helped and I simply combined so that installation for 4.0.4 version is in one place.
Links that helped:
http://www.xjonquilx.net/2012/06/how-to ... linux.html
http://debianhelp.wordpress.com/2012/06 ... ntu-12-04/

Here is how it goes:

1. download VMWARE Player 4.0.4 from here
https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/evalcenter?p=player

2. download fixed version of "vmware802fixlinux320.tar.gz"
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5dZaci ... dit?pli=1#

3. copy both files in your home directory

4. Special Note: if you’re using Google Chrome, the downloaded file will have “.txt” extension – rename the extension to “.bundle”.

5. Now let’s install the required dependencies and run the downloaded VMware .bundle file, copy and paste into Terminal:

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

5.a For Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit systems:

sudo chmod +x VMware-Player-4.0.4-744019.i386.bundle
sudo ./VMware-Player-4.0.4-744019.i386.bundle

5.b For Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit systems:

sudo chmod +x VMware-Player-4.0.4-744019.x86_64.bundle
sudo ./VMware-Player-4.0.4-744019.x86_64.bundle

6. At this point, a window will pop-up and then click “Next”:

7. Now we need to actually patch the file before attempting to run VMware player in Ubuntu 12.04 because it won’t work due to the following Virtual Network Device error:

8. How-to patch VMware Player, copy and paste in Terminal:

sudo apt-get install patch
cd
wget http://webupd8.googlecode.com/files/vmw ... 320.tar.gz
sudo tar -xvf vmware802fixlinux320.tar.gz

8.a Now we need to copy fles from folder "vmware802fixlinux320" to home folder, where "vmware802fixlinux320.tar.gz" and "VMware-Player-4.0.4-744019.x86_64.bundle" or "VMware-Player-4.0.4-744019.i386.bundle" are.

sudo ~/vmware802fixlinux320/patch-modules_3.2.0.sh

Run VMware Player :)


These instructions helped me successfully install VMWARE player, and I hope that someone find it useful.
Sorry for my English ;)

Best regards
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