I can't install VMwarePlayer 4.0.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 64Bit. For Version 4.0.2, I found a script that I have to run and after that i could install 4.0.2. Is there an similar solution for Version 4.0.3?
I ran into the same problem, and I was able to make the same patch work by editing a version number in the script which applies it. WARNING: I don't actually know what I'm talking about when it comes to VMware patching, I just made an educated guess that seems to work. Whether you want to try this yourself depends on how risk-averse you are. But hey, your VMware Player install is already broken, right? I figured worst-case scenario I could uninstall and reinstall version 4.0.2.
I based this on the instructions I found here: vmware player compile issue. To boil it down to the simplest steps:
If you have run the same patch on version 4.0.2 before, you may get this error: "/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/.patched found. You have already patched your sources. Exiting". If you see that, just delete the
Please remember to have patch packet installed:
Sometimes, the version check does not properly. In this case, you could remove it by deleting the 4 lines following "unset product", all of them begin with "[". This again may increse the risk of breaking something.
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Since VMware Player is not provided by the repositories, you have to instead download it here at the VMware website.
To install VMware Player, download the latest version for your architecture (newer versions are at the top of that list. That is, if you're running the 32-bit version of Ubuntu, get the 32-bit version, and if you're running the 64-bit version of Ubuntu, get the 64-bit version. If you're not sure which version of Ubuntu you're running, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a Terminal window, then type in
After the download completes, go to the folder to which you downloaded it in the Terminal. You can do this with the
(In the Terminal, the
Now make this installer file executable with the
Or for the 64-bit installer you'd run:
(For future versions, the naming convention might change. In particular, the installers are usually named
The installer may need to build and install kernel modules, so it's advisable to make sure you have the necessary packages to facilitate this. Run
Now run the installer. You have to run it as
Or for the 64-bit version:
The rest of the installation process is guided and graphical. While you had to run the installer as
Note: You may get a kernel error when running it for the first time, if so try:
If that doesn't work (and it asks you for the patch location) try this for the location:
This extra information was taken from here, and all I did was add the
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Click on download Then Register IT Complete Registration Then Download The Version You Want To I Have Ubuntu 11.10 x64 bit Download Once Downloaded then run the Following Command
then go to your Download Directory
You can download the
After that navigate to the downloaded folder in terminal.
Then use the command:
it will do the remaining job.
It worked for me.
From the command line
If you really want to install VMware Player, find the
Works for different Versions, i tested it with version 18.104.22.1684019:
Edit the file
Now run the patch via
VMWare Player is not available for Linux. However, there is an alternative for that: VirtualBox. You can download VirtualBox for Ubuntu from their website. If you want the latest version or for an old version just type and search it from the Software Center and install it. It is easy to install from the Software Center. If you have downloaded the package from the VB site, then right click on the
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