Monday, May 5, 2008

Installing VMware Workstation 6.0.3 on Ubuntu 8.04

Quite trivial really and works on both the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions:
  1. Download and tar zxvf the tarball from vmware.com
  2. cd to vmware-distrib and run the vmware-install.pl perl script
  3. When the installer asks you whether it should run the vmware-config.pl for you, answer no. The installer then quits.
  4. Now, download the vmware-any-any-patch, preferably from here
  5. Untar the patch in, say, /tmp. Then cd to /tmp/vmware-any-any-update116 and execute the runme.pl perl script.
  6. Continue through the whole script and fire up VMware Workstation as normal :)
I haven't tested this on 64-bit, but I am assuming this will work fairly well: I used VMware Workstation on 64-bit machines in the past and after the modules are compiled (that's what the patch is for), all should work as expected.

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