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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Installing VMWare Player on Ubuntu 13.04

I did not find a way to install VMWare player on Ubuntu 13.04 - 64 bits. But, I found an archived site having a VMWare player 6.0.0  for ubuntu 64-bits.
To install VMWare 6.0.0, we need to install install VMWare 5.0.3 first and then the automatic update will do the rest for 6.0.0 version. To do that, open a terminal and run the following commands:

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`

mkdir ~/VMware

cd ~/VMware

wget -c

tar -xvf VMware-Player-5.0.3-1410761.x86_64.bundle.tar

chmod +x VMware-Player-5.0.3-1410761.x86_64.bundle

sudo ./VMware-Player-5.0.3-1410761.x86_64.bundle

Then after the installation, you can type "VMWare" in the start menu then it will ask you to upgrade to VMWare 6.0.0 version.