I need help to install vmware or vmplayer but I don't quite understand the written command to install it. I am using Ubuntu 14.04.

  1. On the page of VMware Downloads find "VMware Workstation Player", click on download product and you will see a link to .bundle-file

  2. In terminal type

    sudo sh /location/to/the/file.bundle
  3. Follow the installer's prompts

There is an old answer with pictures available here though it's a bit out of date as it's for 12.04 and Vmware Player 6.0.1 but that doesn't matter. It should be noted that it takes a different approach than listed here to execute the bundle.

  • Thank you for providing this answer, as it seems to be a more straight-forward way of installing VMWare, vs other examples and suggestions. Users should check for newer versions available. At this time, 7.0 is stable and recommended. – earthmeLon Jun 26 '15 at 20:06

Here is how to do this successfully. follow the instruction on the link below. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Player

in entering the name of the backage, do not use spaces in between. e.g VMware 10.0.2.bundle (wrong) and VMware10.0.2.bundle (right)

  • These instructions did not work for me on Ubuntu 14.04. – nightcod3r Nov 21 '16 at 11:17

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