I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I am trying to Install VMware Workstation 10.0.2.bundle. I followed the description on (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Player).

While trying to install the Linux headers, I got this error message:

Media change: please insert the disc labeled 'Ubuntu 14.04 LTS _Trusty Tahr_ - Release amd64 (20140417)'
in the drive '/media/cdrom/' and press enter

I inserted the USB stick which I installed my Ubuntu from and I am still getting the error message.

I really need to install VMware workstation.

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  • Did you originally install without an Internet connection? Do you have internet connectivity? It is probably easier, if you have a broadband Internet connection, to do all your software installs and updates via the Internet repositories. Let me go find the specifics and how to enabled network repos, and I will post another comment with some suggestions. – 0xSheepdog May 1 '14 at 23:56
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    possible duplicate of How can I avoid "please insert CD/DVD" error when updating Ubuntu? – Anwar May 10 '14 at 13:57

The issue is fairly simple, you have the CDROM entry in your /etc/apt/sources.list. Just remove/comment out the line, and you will be fine:

sudo sed -i '/cdrom/d' /etc/apt/sources.list
  • Thanks for your answer dearie. I did Just and i was able to clear that error now am stuck after running the " gksudo bash ./Downloads/VMware-Player-3.1.4-385536.i386.bundle " I get this window "Enter your password to perform Administrative task. This application 'bash'./Downloads/WMware 10.0.2.bundle" lets your modify essential parts of your system. – FirmTech May 2 '14 at 0:15
  • i entered my password and it just takes me to terminal and doing nothing. what do i do please? – FirmTech May 2 '14 at 0:16
  • @user276911 sudo apt-get update – Braiam May 2 '14 at 0:17
  • dear all, thanks for your responses so far. i did what Braiam said, got and install the updates but after entering the password, it still did not start the installer file. what do i do next. – FirmTech May 2 '14 at 2:14
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    WOoooooowwww, i cant believe a space in between the VMware player name .bundle caused me the problem. I simply renamed the file VMWare 10.0.2.bundle by removing all the spaces making it VMWare10.0.2.bundle and it installed correctly following the help from this ubuntu link. help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Player – FirmTech May 3 '14 at 10:29

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