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How to install VMWARE on UBUNTU .bundle what to do with it!

How to install VMWARE on UBUNTU .bundle what to do with it!


I just downloaded the .bundle from the vmware site file for my Ubuntu 8.10 . So what to do next? I’m used to “apt-get install”. But this is a .bundle file, so no apt-get for this application. Well the answer was really simple just run the bundle file:

  • sudo sh VMware-Workstation-6.5.0-118166.i386.bundle
for vmware player do the following:
  • sudo sh VMware-Player-2.5.1-126130.i386.bundle

For newbies, save the .bundle file from the vmware site onto your ubuntu desktop. Start terminal by going to the menu APPLICATIONS>ACCESSORIES> TERMINAL
then navigate to the desktop by typing dir, enter (you will see a list of items one of them is Desktop (note the capital D). So you type cd Desktop and press enter. You must write Desktop with capital D because linux unlike windows takes into consideration case of the names of files and folders.
Then copy paste the text above according to your version, and press enter. Terminal will prompt you for your password.. and it will be installed.

Please post comments with your experiences!


147 comments:

  1. Thanks! You rock!

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  2. thanks,that helped

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  3. Haha THANKS this helped me too. Thanks for the simple tip that VMware did not clearly tell me.

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  4. Thank you! Cheers to the Open Source community for helping one another out. It's this spirit of community which is another great feature of using Ubuntu! (I use Xubuntu myself!)
    Cheers from Canada

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  5. i got this error:

    sh: Can't open VMware-Player-2.5.1-126130.i386.bundle

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  6. Fouly are you sure that is the file name of the download you downloaded? I only have that as an example, But this download name will change of course because they will be updating it...

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  7. yes um sure of it...and here's the link
    "http://www.vmware.com/download/player/"

    but after trying to solve this error i got another error-->"This is a x86 bundle and does not match that of the current
    architecture. Please download the x64 bundle."

    do u think i've to download another version of the vmware player?

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  8. Fouly yes...

    there are 2 kinds of system architectures on linux and windows at the time being... its

    32 bit also called x86
    and 64 bit

    if your linux is 64 bit then you will need to install the 64 bit vmware client...

    Sorry that I didnt include that in my post..... I have not switched to 64 bit yet.. but I will soon!

    Thanks for pointing this out, since more people will run into this!

    So basically if you are runing a 64 bit ubuntu you need to download and install the 64 bit version of vmaware player!

    thanks

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  9. thanks so much, ive been trying to install this for the past 2 days

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  10. thx for help :) didnt ever see a .bundle

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  11. Simple enough answer. Thanks =)

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  12. Too easy, just what I needed

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  13. Thanks dude! Just what I needed. :)

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  14. THANKS! I was having problem similar to Fouly because i was typing sudo "filename" instead of sudo sh "filename.

    Fouly, other thing to try is first do a dir listing (ls)
    then copy the bundle name (highlight, Shift+Ctrl+C)
    then at next prompt, type "sudo sh " then paste the name (Shift+Ctrl+V) to make sure you get correct filename

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  15. OH MY GOD thank you sooooo much!! I am very new to Ubuntu like 1 day old and I wanted XP pro and Server 2003 on my player. I couldnt install it for anything!!! but thanks to all of you i managed to do it!

    Thanks again!

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  16. OMG! I worked for hours to try to figure this out, and then your site fixed my problem in seconds. Thank you!

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  17. The scriipt runs , but i get a completely non verbose message that the install is unsuccessful. Running ubuntu hardy. Have heard of any such issues?

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  18. thx buddy problem solved

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  19. I am having the same problem as Fouly\anonymous but none of the fixes they did work for me. I am on Ubuntu 8.10.

    Even by using dir to desktop and then manually copy/pasting the VMware-Player-2.5.1-126130.i386.bundle after the sudo sh command, it does not work. I even tried going through root beforehand and typing just sh and it still would not work. I then tried the same things with the 64 bit version ( VMware-Player-2.5.1-126130.x86_64.bundle ) but it still would not work.

    everything I do/try returns the "Cant open" error.

    Any ideas ?

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  20. WoW it is just that easy, THANKS!

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  21. thanks for this codes, it works perfectly on Ubuntu 8.10,

    THANKS

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  22. thx man, that helped me really.
    Later I found out that i could have open it in terminal with right click^^

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  23. Please, help me!
    I'm totally newbie to linux, and I downloaded the vmware workstation 5.6.2 .bundle, but it keeps with the error: sh can't open.

    i downloaded the i386 version and i'm using ubuntu 8.04 32bit version..
    Any idea about whats happening?

    lowrra@gmail.com ( msn )

    Thanks a lot!

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  24. If you are getting errors with the 'sudo sh filename', Right click on the bundle, Goto Properties | Permissions, and check the "Allow executing file as program" tickbox. Then try the 'sudo sh filename' again.

    --LurkersA

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  25. I'd like to thank you also.

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  26. This worked like a charm. Thanks! FYI, if it isn't working for someone, remember the file name is also case-sensitive!!!

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  27. Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you

    :-)

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  28. detenator@live.comMay 10, 2009 at 10:35 AM

    Thanks! Don't know why they can't just run it from the file, but this works ^^

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  29. I installed it but it doesn`t want to run.

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  30. Thanks for the instructions...but now how do I find and run VMware...?

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  31. Thanks for the instructions...but now how do I find and run VMware...?

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  32. all tickety boo the noo,
    mostly thanks to you!

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  33. I love you. You're awesome. Thank you! As a newly converted windows addict I was struggling slightly, but i'm back on track. Thanks again.

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  34. You are frickin amazing, i've been trying to figure this out and your solution is the only one that went off without a hitch! Dude you're my hero!

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  35. After 4 days and nights and lots of beer I finally tried your site and things worked after just one beer! many thanks - you know what you are doing .Most sites give bad advice about Linux - a real pity for such a good program!

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  36. Thanks for this, worked fine. Would have been just too much for VMware to put a "What to do with a bundle" on their site ...

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  37. Works great as a fresh install on 9.04 Jaunty. All I could find was the chmod for upgrading to 9.04. Works great, thanks!

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  38. Exellent and straight forward help. Brilliant.

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  39. I tried it too, but all I see is this..
    and I do not know wheere it is extracted to.
    /tmp# sudo sh ./VMware-VIX-1.7.0-186713.x86_64.bundle
    Extracting VMware Installer...done.
    Help!

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  40. so I have installed 2.5.2 version and I want to upgrade to 2.5.3 and I have already downloaded the bundle file. How do I make sure 2.5.2 is replaced by 2.5.3? if do sudo sh <2.5.3 bundle file> will it automatically know to replace the older one? Or do I need to uninstall the older one and install the new one? Please help.

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  41. Thank you very much from Spain. I've never seen a .bundle in my whole life!!! (33 years and since 8 playing with computers, lol)

    Cheers!
    Nacho

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  42. Please tell me what to do next (I am quite n00b)
    It intsall ok. But how do I start it ??
    I have Debian(Lenny 64bit)

    Thanks for that command BTW :)

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  43. I keep getting an error when I run sudo sh filenam.bundle that it can not open the files. I am running Ubuntu 9.10 and trying to install VM Player.
    I have checked permissions and it sis set to Sudo R&W and as Allow Execute.... ANY IDEALS


    mrjoslin63@yahoo.com

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  44. Thanks, just what I needed. :)

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  45. Thanks for the easy tip. Worked like a charm on 9.10.

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  46. ok so i tried sudo sh and keep on getting cannot open error. iset permision to run as exacutable and tried as administrator. btw im using 3.0.0 of vmware .bundle file. ive tried everythng and got no results. is it possable to run the windows bit version under wine, if so please tell me.

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  47. operation420.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1167

    If it's executable wouldn't

    ./vmware...buncle work too?

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  48. it didnt work i got an error-

    bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('

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  49. Thanks! Nobody explained that on VMWare site. And also googling did not help until I found this post.

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  50. Wow thanks! took me a good old hour to find this guide cause i was trying the Vmsite lol tnkz

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  51. been there done that
    .....
    but
    when i start the player, the procedure ends with no messages. i tried to start the player from terminal and got this error:
    ~$ vmplayer
    Cannot get temporary directory for log file.


    VMware Workstation Error:
    VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (app)
    Cannot get temporary directory for log file.
    Please request support.

    any idea?

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  52. VMWare's website really sucks, and so does installing it...I hope the player is good.

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  53. Thanks for the instructions, and talk about easy. I installed "VMPlayer" without any problems.

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  54. Thanks, man, I found your post immediately and installed the player with no problem. Sure, I replaced the Desktop with the Download folder (where Firefox is placing the files for me) and I used the tab to complete the command line, since I'm lazzy :) Thanks again!

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  55. Thanks saved me a lot of time.

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  56. Thank you! Cheers to the Open Source community for helping one another out.

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  57. I thought ubuntu was supposed to be "Linux for Human Beings"?????? They are never going to win the hearts of 'normal' non-geeky people if you have to revert to Terminal everytime you want to make a change.

    Why on earth can't you simply double-click the .bundle file to run/install it like you double-click setup.exe in Windows and Macs? What's so hard about that? Ubuntu can still prompt you for authenication before installing it, but who the hell wants to follow the steps outlined here just to launch an app install?

    I am a Windows software developer and every 12 months or so I install the latest Linux to see how they are progressing, with a mind to move across if or when it excites me. And while I am personally comfortable running commands in the DOS environment, I don't think normal users should be expected to return to dos/terminal screens in these days of wonderful GUI environments and 'smart' OSs that can almost read your mind.

    Ubuntu might be the 'easiest' Linux OS to use, but easiest doesn't necessarily mean EASY. If you disagree, count the number of people above that were 'saved' by this tip. And there's probably twice that number again who read this but didn't comment. Just to launch an application - are you kidding me????

    What this how-to tip highlights is that Ubuntu is still NOT ready for human beings (unless you're a dyed-in-the-wool geek), and is not ready to compete with Microsoft or Apple Mac. If Ubuntu can bridge this gap in a few versions and make Terminal a purely 'optional' accessory for those that WANT to dive under the covers, then I might be convinced. I WANT to be convinced don't get me wrong but it ain't ready for prime time yet.

    cheers
    Gary

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  58. OMG!! Just spent half an hour trying to figure out why VM won't install when I followed all the instructions. I kept getting the error:

    VMware-Player-3.1.0-261024.i386.bundle: 110: Syntax error: newline unexpected

    The reason being was that using the download manager in VM downloads a faulty bundle!! So manually download the bundle and all will be solved!

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  59. I am on Ubuntu 10.04 I did the "sudo sh VMware-Workstation-Full-7.1.0-261024.i386.bundle" and it says "sh: Can't open VMware-Workstation-Full-7.1.0-261024.i386.bundle" What do I do??

    Leo

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  60. Thanks...helped me out!

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  61. FINALLY!!! thanx worked 4 me

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  62. Worked for me, cool...

    There are *some* things on Windows where you have to open a command window and start typing commands... How primitive... hehe ;-)

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  63. can some one tell me how to intall vm ware in ubuntu 10.4,error message while installing is sh: Can't open VMware-Workstation-Full-7.1.0-261024.i386.bundle

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  64. worked great thanks

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  65. works great, tnxx :)

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  66. nice tip, thanks man

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  67. Thank you I have just installed ubuntu 10.4.1 and needed to view a vm (new to linux) And I have to agree with Gaz
    and will continue trying ubuntu out

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  68. wow, can't believe i wasted hours on this! THANKS! Works on Ubuntu 10.10 like a champ!

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  69. thanks man......i appreciate ur effort....thanks a lot

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  70. Thanks, really helped ;)

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  71. Many thanks dude, very useful infor

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  72. , I'm still new to Linux and this was exactly the information that I needed to know.

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  73. Thanks to you and Google for this post :)

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  74. i can;t get this to work at all VMware-Player-3.1.3-324285.i386.bundle
    it keeps saying to me
    sh: Can't open VMware-Player-3.1.3-324285.i386.bundle

    what am i doing incorrect ?

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  75. thanks man worked great

    for anyone getting "can't open," try
    sudo chmod 777 VMware-Player-3.1.3-324285.i386.bundle

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  76. When I type in the command "sudo sh VMware-Player-3.1.4-385536.i386.bundle" and hit enter, I get "syntax error: Newline unexpected"

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  77. tnx man even works on ubuntu 11.04 i have it now 2

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  78. Remember to change the name of the file when you type it in terminal. It has to match exactly or it won't work.

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  79. I love Linux and am taking a couple of classes for Linux. I was running windows 7 on my new laptop, and wanted to keep it around for certain school things later on, I tried to install Ubuntu next to windows but 7 wouldn't allow me to and I acadantly messed up my hard drive where even windows xp will blue screen trying to put it on. So it's just Ubuntu and I needed to install vmware by tomorrow when I go back to class and since I don't know the source code side of Linux this just saved my a$$

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  80. Thanks a million - now I just have to work out how to use it! :)

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  81. do the sudo chmod 777 filename.bundle it worked for me. Also I had to move to my home directory as it did not find it in my desktop.

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  82. btw. Thanks for the information. Saved me some work.

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  83. works well, I was using Ubuntu 11.10 Natty! yeah buddy

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  84. kudos to sudo & you~! i need to think outside the microblob box..

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  85. thanks bros

    its works

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  86. Thanks. That helped me too.

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  87. Great, it works well.... but the system ask kernel version path, what does it mean??

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  88. Dude it really helped ..am new to ubuntu..thanks a lot .

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  89. Thanks! Just the quick and no BS answer I was looking for.

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  90. thanks mate...really helped

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  91. I have ubuntu x 11.04 32bit. Downloaded VMware-Player-4.0.0-471780.i386.bundle.. Rand "sudo sh VMware-Player-4.0.0-471780.i386.bundle" and i get this error:

    "One or more of your processors does not have the necessary 64bit extentions to run VMware virtual machines."

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  92. Thanks for this! had major problems until I saw this guide!

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  93. I never saw a .bundle package before, so THANKS!

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  94. Awesomeeeee thanx...!:)

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  95. Many thanks!
    I'm wandering WHY VMWare team do not explain this simple procedure...

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  96. thanks man, i was looking for this .. just downloaded it myself also :)

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  97. Thanks , u rock :)

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  98. Great help! i just downloaded the vmplayer, and its a TXT extension so i ran it:

    sudo sh VMware-Player-4.0.1-528992.i386.txt

    and it popped:
    Extracting VMware Installer...done.

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    1. Can you tell me how did you find it to download ?
      I am going nuts !!!! i can't install it !!!???

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  99. why would they just not use a .deb package?

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  100. Thank you Thank you Thank you! Being new to linux via LM12 and trying to install VMware workstation 8 for my networking class, this has been a GREAT help! Was just about ready to pull my hair out. Thanks again!

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  101. Thanks for the info. Worked just as you explained.

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  102. Had to type sudo sh /home/Administrator/desktop/Vmware-workstation-full-8.0.0-471780.x86_64.bundle

    So if that doesnt work try putting the path to where the bundle is after sudo sh

    IT @ leedy mfg

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  103. woooo... it worked like swift... thanx bro...

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  104. If you get "cant open VMware-Player..." then make sure you're in the right directory. For example if the file is on your desktop: $ cd ~/Desktop

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  105. It's work fo me..
    Thank U very much...

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  106. is there a simple removal command? the install works great but is there a simple way to remove it also?

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  107. It showed me how to install any .bundle file.Thanks a lot!

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  108. ~$ dir Desktop VMware.bundle
    dir: cannot access VMware.bundle: No such file or directory

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  109. seems sh doesn't support autocompletion for the file name. i've used dash instead (alias) and it works, thank you

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  110. Thank you, this works for Workstation 8 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

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  111. Thanks.... It worked like a charm.

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  112. Whomever you are - THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! You rock my socks off!

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  113. Thank you, works like magic!

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  114. this saved my morning!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

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  115. no one seems to have suggested what i did which is the easiest possible way in my opinion.
    1. open terminal
    2. type sudo sh
    3. go to the file location, left click it, drag it to terminal window and hit enter
    no need to worry about correctly pathing terminal or typing the location, took me 5 seconds. i am on ubuntu 12.07 LTS, idk if u can drag and drop to terminal in all versions or not.

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  116. I'm a rerterd. I could NOT figure that out.

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