How to Install VMware Player 5.0.2 on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, Linux Mint 15, 14, 13, Debian Sid, Wheezy and Squeeze

As you may know, VMware Player is a popular virtualization software, running on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

VMware Player has reached to the 5.0.2 version. It brings a lot of bugfixes for both, Windows and Linux.

In this article I will show you how to install VMware Player 5.0.2 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Debian Sid, Debian Wheezy and Debian Squeeze.

Let’s start the installation guide. First, we need to install some dependencies:

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

Now, let’s install VMware Player.

How to install VMware Player on 64 bit systems:

$ wget -c -O VMware-Player-5.0.2-1031769.x86_64.bundle.tar
$ tar -xvf VMware-Player-5.0.2-1031769.x86_64.bundle.tar
$ chmod +x VMware-Player-5.0.2-1031769.x86_64.bundle
$ sudo sh VMware-Player-5.0.2-1031769.x86_64.bundle

How to install VMware Player on 32 bit systems:

$ wget -c -O VMware-Player-5.0.2-1031769.i386.bundle.tar
$ tar -xvf VMware-Player-5.0.2-1031769.i386.bundle.tar
$ chmod +x VMware-Player-5.0.2-1031769.i386.bundle
$ sudo sh VMware-Player-5.0.2-1031769.i386.bundle

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7 comments on “How to Install VMware Player 5.0.2 on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, Linux Mint 15, 14, 13, Debian Sid, Wheezy and Squeeze
  1. Leons k says:

    Perfect, just the ticket for my Mint Olivia. Thank you.


  2. ken says:

    thanksfor the quick guide. on insalaion of the6 bit linux mint 15,
    the insallation hangs on the user agreement. any ideas ? thnaks

  3. kiers says:

    nice, but…..

    when you say 32 bit “systems” you mean the OS not CPU.
    can’t use 32 bit version on a 32 bit cpu!

  4. jim ballingall says:

    Great! It installed, but now how do I launch it?? The VMplayer is nowhere to be seen on my machine. I doublechecked the install, and it says the install is complete, then I hit the finish install button on the install icon, and that is the last we see of VMplayer.

  5. Robinson says:

    Works fine on Debian Wheezy.

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