Trying to install VMPlayer 4 on Mint 11 and I keep getting this error. I have build essentials installed and have tried installing VMPlayer 3.1 and variations of the CLI but the result is the same. Any help appreciated.
jim@saturn ~ $ uname -a
Linux saturn 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:24 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
jim@saturn ~ $ sudo sh VMware-Player-3.1.5-491717.x86_64.bundle
[sudo] password for jim:
Extracting VMware Installer...done.
VMware-Player-3.1.5-491717.x86_64.bundle: line 302: /tmp/vmis.2WxO3j/install/vmware-installer/vmware-installer: Permission denied
jim@saturn ~ $
Sudo Su to root and Chmod +x the file, tried instal from root but no difference.
I really need to get a fix on this to get my VMPlayer running on my 64 bit machine, alternative would be to change my distro which seems a bit drastic for something which is an Ubuntu variant.
OK, we have a solution
My /tmp file system was mounted with the noexec option, this is recommended (by some) for security purposes as rootkits can be installed through the tmp files. The vmware installer requires to be executable from /tmp, I don't know if this is good or bad practice with Linux but it stopped my system installing, so hopefully it would have the same effect on rootkit installers.
I REMed out the line in /etc/fstab that mounts the /tmp with the noexec,nosuid settings and retried the install using
gksudo bash VMware-Player-3.1.5-491717.x86_64.bundle
and it installed perfectly, I have run one of my VMs and updated VMtools, I intend to revert to the original /etc/fstab when I next reboot