Or little computing tricks and hacks
July 12, 2013Posted by on
These are straight forward instructions for installing VMware Play in Ubuntu to run virtual machines. This is necessary to run a virtual OpenERP server.
Download the bundle from here. Then make sure that all the dependencies are installed:
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
To check that they are installed, you can run
dpkg -s packagename or dpkg-query -l packagename
Add the execution permission on the bundle file:
$ chmod +x VMware-Player-*.bundle
Then just run it and follow the instructions:
$ sudo ./VMware-Player-*.bundle
However, after running the server and virtual machine once, the machine stopped…
If I pressed install, it would just crashed. Given that I couldn’t even run it, I decided to uninstall and reinstall it. And that seemed to have done the trick.
vmware-installer -u vmware-player