How to Install VMware Workstation Pro 14 on Linux Systems

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56 Responses

  1. me says:

    When you come again “GCC……

    cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
    tar xvf vmnet.tar
    cd vmnet-only
    cd ..
    tar xvf vmmon.tar
    cd vmmon-only
    cd ..
    mkdir /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc
    cp vmmon.o /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc/vmmon.ko
    cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
    cp vmnet.o /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc/vmnet.ko
    depmod -a
    /etc/init.d/vmware restart

    Here to tell that you should to write on nano too
    nano /usr/bin/vmware
    add before set -e :

    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/vmware/lib/$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

    Save & exit and launch Vmware!

    But I have to write this , and VmWare have not start… , so, I have without it , and Vmware start without problem….

  2. me says:

    I think that often the problem come because people have a VmWare old kernel (old VmWare version), it making problem with new kernel from you Linux system, I think the best solution and this problem to prevent, download the last version from VmWare.

    sorry about my English.

  3. me says:

    Thanks!! I have it in Kali Linux 2017.1 install

  4. onomass says:

    Absolutely misleading title !!
    “How to Install VMware Workstation 12 on Linux Systems”
    Linux systems .. are all major gnu-linux distributions.
    The title of the article must be:
    “How to Install VMware Workstation 12 on RHEL, Debian and Derivatives”
    Otherwise you must also install Gentoo, Slackware, Archlinux, Aria-linux etc

  5. Andy says:

    Hi Ravi,

    First of all, thanks for this very nice step by step tutorial. For me as an absolute beginner it was clear and understandable and the installation process worked well.

    But I noticed a strange behavior which I don’t understand:

    I copied a VM (within VM I run Windows XP) which I once created in Windows environment to my Debian installation (which I run at the moment in a VM as well).

    When I started VM everything looked good, Windows XP logo appeared but before I was able to enter credentials VM was turned off automatically.

    Same with an another VM.

    I am not sure if it is clear for you what I mean.

    I would appreciate your help a lot.
    Thanks in advance

  6. drhardy84 says:

    It all worked like a charm; thanks much, guys!

  7. Nuel says:

    Hi Ravi, I installed VM Ware successfully but on running vmware in terminal I got vmware: command not found

  8. Adnan says:

    I followed your link but unable to start it.

    # /etc/init.d/vmware start
    Starting VMware services:
    Virtual machine monitor                                            failed
    Virtual machine communication interface                             done
    VM communication interface socket family                            done
    Blocking file system                                                done
    Virtual ethernet                                                   failed
    VMware Authentication Daemon                                        done
  9. Rod says:

    Had the same problem on a fresh Centos 7.3 install.
    Ran # yum upgrade, rebooted and it all suddenly worked.

  10. Hitendra katara says:

    I was not able to do so, still c header not found. What to do next

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