I failed to install VMware Player in my Ubuntu 14.04 installed on an external hard drive.
The steps I'm taking are below (tried these steps 4 times, restarted my OS but nothing works)
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
Downloaded and tried installing VMware Player 6.0.2 and 6.0.6 (32-bit) as I am running Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit.
Nagivate to downloaded directorry in terminal and run these commands
sudo chmod +x VMware-player.....bundle sudo ./VMware-player......bundle
and it started installing and gave me a success message.
After installation when I ran it, it tries to install something and generates an error message asking to look in the log.
The last entry in the log is:
Failed to build vmnet. Failed to execute the build command.