How To Install VMware Player 6.0.1 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS And Debian

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, VMware Player is a popular virtualization software, working on both Windows and Linux. The latest version available is VMware Player 6.0.1, which has been released a while ago.

How To Install VMware Player 6.0.1 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS And Debian

In this article I will show you how to install VMware Player 6.0.1 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Debian.

There is no repository available for VMware Player 6.0.1, but we can download both the 32 bit and 64 bit, set execution permissions and run the installer.  Follow these instructions for your architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation:

How to install VMware Player 6.0.1 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Debian systems:

Install the needed dependencies:

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

Download VMware Player 6.0.1:

$ wget http://goo.gl/kkfRJg -O VMware-Player-i386.bundle.tar

Extract the tar archive:

$ tar -xvf VMware-Player-i386.bundle.tar

Set execution permissions and exec the VMware Player installer:

$ sudo chmod +x VMware-Player-6.0.1-1379776.i386.bundle
$ ./VMware-Player-6.0.1-1379776.i386.bundle

How to install VMware Player 6.0.1 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Debian systems:

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

Download VMware Player 6.0.1:

$ wget http://goo.gl/Uxia2s -O VMware-Player-x86_64.bundle.tar

Extract the tar archive:

$ tar -xvf VMware-Player-x86_64.bundle.tar

Set execution permissions and exec the VMware Player installer:

$ sudo chmod +x VMware-Player-6.0.1-1379776.x86_64.bundle
$ ./VMware-Player-6.0.1-1379776.x86_64.bundle

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One comment on “How To Install VMware Player 6.0.1 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS And Debian
  1. Allen says:

    Hello How to I fix this problem below? My install did install with no problems. I install a 64bit version of Vmware on my system.

    Unable to start services.

    See log file /tmp/vmware-root/vmware-modconfig-10214.log for details.

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