Install Vmware in Ubuntu 12.04

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Does anyone know how to install VMware in Linux especially in Ubuntu?

Can we install this through GUI and CLI modes?

Please explain both the modes.

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Install Vmware in Ubuntu 12.04


Installing VMware in Ubuntu is very easy like installing in Windows. You all know that Ubuntu supports GUI very well. So there is no doubt you can install VMware in GUI mode also. Below this are the steps for installing VMware in Ubuntu. I'll tell you both in GUI and in the command.

Installing VMware using GUI:

  1. Insert CD/DVD containing the VMware software. If the software is in hard disk go to the folder containing VMware.
  2. Click Install Ubuntu.
  3. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
  4. As the installation progresses, the message Configuring apt/Scanning the mirror appears indicating that the network is being scanned. If your site uses an HTTP proxy, this message might persist for 10 minutes or longer, indicating that the installation has been delayed. If you wait, network scanning eventually stops and the installation resumes.
  5. Install VMware Tools using the tar installer. Tar is an installing software like exe. exe is not supported in Linux versions like Ubuntu, Linux mint, Redhat and so on. So we need tar installer to install VMware tools.
  6. When the installation completes, in the Ubuntu 12.04 user interface, select System Settings > Network > Network Proxy to set the HTTP proxy in the Network Proxy Preferences dialog box.

Installing VMware using COMMAND:

  • Open a terminal window.
  • Log in as a normal user.
  • Type sudo passwd root to set a root password.
  • Click Install/Upgrade VMware Tools to mount the VMware Tools virtual disk on the guest operating system.
  • Run the VMware Tools installer.
  • Follow the prompts to complete the installation.

These are the steps to be followed in both GUI and command line. So hope this tutorial will be useful.

Please refer to the link for screenshots: VMwarePlayer — Ubuntu.

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