VMWare Player in Fedora 18

If you are having problems with getting VMware Player to install into your Fedora 18 system, take a look at the instructions below to get it installed and running.

First, we need to make sure we have everything up to date on the system and that we are running the most recent kernel. Run the following command:

sudo yum update

After that has finished updating your system, it will be a good idea to reboot to make sure you boot with the most up to date kernel.

Next, we need to make sure we have all the required packages that VMWare needs.  We will need to install some of the kernel building packages in the repos, as well as a few other tools for building kernel modules.

sudo yum install kernel-* make gcc gcc-c++

Now, we have everything we need to install VMWare Player. Go to www.vmware.com/go/get-player   to download the installer file for system.  There are versions available for 32bit and 64 bit systems, so be sure to grab the right one. Once you have the file, you will need to make it executable by doing the following:

chmod 775 VMware-Player-*

Finally, you are ready to run the installer file.  Just be sure to sudo the command, as it will need root priveleges to install everything:

sudo ./VMware-Player-*

Then, it's just a matter of following the on-screen prompts of the VMWare installer. If you have any problems or hang-ups, feel free to leave a comment below, and I will to reply with any help! 



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