Install VMware Workstation 9 on Linux Ubuntu :: How To

This is a quick How to Install VMware Workstation 9 on Linux Ubuntu is a relatively straight forward task. However as I am not a Linux expert (I much prefer Windows and not ashamed to admit it), I had to do a very tiny amount of head scratching.  So it doesn’t happen again I have wrote this article for my own reference.

The following steps are how I installed Workstation on Ubuntu

  1. Download the installer from VMware’s website.  The build number I downloaded was 1031769
  2. Once downloaded open a terminal session and navigate to the location of the installation bundle.
  3. Run the command:

    sudo chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-9.0.2-1031769.x86_64.bundle

    This sets the permissions on the installation file to be executable. (This was the step that caused me to scratch my head for a few minutes.)
  4. Run the command:

    sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-9.0.2-1031769.x86_64.bundle
  5. Follow the on screen installation wizard
  6. Installation is complete

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6 Responses to Install VMware Workstation 9 on Linux Ubuntu :: How To

  1. Shameem A Salam May 2, 2013 at 6:49 am #


  2. Chirag Rao May 27, 2013 at 5:25 am #

    Very clean steps. Thank you very much.

  3. Zack June 5, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    doesn’t work for me :'( ..this is the name of my VMware that i downloaded (VMware-Workstation-Full-9.0.2-1031769.i386.txt) its txt not bundle and i don’t know the diffrence i’m new to this ..can someone help me to install it ? the VMware is in “downloads file ”
    i guess yours is 64bit mine 32

  4. Ghufran June 16, 2013 at 6:38 am #

    rename .txt as .bundle

  5. GKRaju December 1, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    Is this workstation works with Indian Linux Bharat Operating System Solutions

  6. IT Singh December 2, 2013 at 3:09 am #

    Please tell me which workstation is compatabilty with BOSS4 (Bharat Operating System Solutions). I am a School teacher.

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