I get a Error "one or more of your processors does not have the necessary 64 bit extensions to run Vware Virtual Machines" What does this mean? My sys 32-bit, Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit, VMware 5.0.1 32-bit. After typing in the consol "gksudo bash ./VMware-Player-5.0.1-894247.i386.bundle press enter. extracting VMware Installer...done. Then i get the error message.
You should enable virtualization in your BIOS (when you boot your computer press F2 or DEL usually).
This will allow VMWare, or any other virtualization program (Virtualbox, KVM, XEN, ...) to access your processor directly. Make sure your CPU actually supports virtualization. I have an atom, and those do not support virtualization for example. On the other hand I have an AMD bulldozer, and those support virtualization, but by default it's disabled in the bios.
Ahh, i see the problem. You're not running a 64-bit version of Ubuntu. You also don't have a 64-bit chipset, so that's probably why. I would recommend getting a 64-bit capable motherboard and also a 64-bit chipset.
Just a tip: The chipset should be an Intel chipset. And I would also recommend getting a 64-bit CPU as well.
I would recommend using Intel as they've been around for awhile and they know their stuff, and Ubuntu supports Intel most.