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How to install VMware Player in Fedora 20 - Gnome?

asked 2014-01-30 21:20:02 -0500

Gaurav Dighe gravatar image

updated 2014-01-30 23:18:16 -0500

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How to install VMWare Player in Fedora 20? I do have an vmware specific image, that I need to run on VMware Player.

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answered 2014-01-30 23:19:31 -0500

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There are no special steps to install on to vmware as far as I know. Create a new VM and set the boot image to point to a Fedora ISO. It should work like any other virtualization software. If you're having specific issues, please edit your question and provide more information.

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I have cloudera vm. I wan to load that in VMPlayer.

Gaurav Dighe gravatar imageGaurav Dighe ( 2014-02-01 00:52:19 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-11-25 02:17:01 -0500

Install kernel headers: sudo yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel

Download vmware player:

Run bundle in terminal: eg: sudo ./VMware-Player-6.0.4-2249910.x86_64.bundle

Note: If you encounter kernel header version mismatch, update linux kernel using, sudo yum update kernel and restart pc.

sometimes you may get following error, /tmp/modconfig-xxBLCy/vmnet-only/netif.c:152:64: error: macro "alloc_netdev" requires 4 arguments, but only 3 given dev = alloc_netdev(sizeof *netIf, deviceName, VNetNetIfSetup);

This can be solved by,

Change this line in netif.c in /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar: from dev = alloc_netdev(sizeof *netIf, deviceName, VNetNetIfSetup); to dev = alloc_netdev(sizeof *netIf, deviceName, NET_NAME_UNKNOWN, VNetNetIfSetup);

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answered 2014-01-31 01:52:50 -0500

Gileade Oseiass gravatar image

updated 2014-01-31 02:32:45 -0500

Does the download according to your platform

On the command line go to the folder where it is stored vmware, and applies the commands below

You can use sudo or enter the root account. In this example I entered the root account

]# chmod +x VMware-Player-6.0.1-1379776.i386.bundle 
]# ./VMware-Player-6.0.1-1379776.i386.bundle

]# chmod +x VMware-Player-6.0.1-1379776.x86_64.bundle
]# ./VMware-Player-6.0.1-1379776.x86_64.bundle
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answered 2014-01-31 02:13:15 -0500

umarmuktharm3 gravatar image

Read this document sure you will get an idea.

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