jfbooth
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Linux dummy wants to Install VMware-Workstation-6.5.1-126130.x86_64.bundle

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VMware-Workstation-6.5.1-126130.x86_64.bundle, shell script (application/x-shellscript),344.9 MB (361697489 bytes), Location: /home/owner/Desktop

Want to try this. New to Linux.

Dual Boot Ubuntu 8.10-64/Windows XP Home SP3

Downloaded it and it is sitting on Linux desktop. 99.999% sure I downloaded the right thing, just don't know how to install it to Linux.

Objective is to boot to Linux and run windows programs.

Can anyone help? Thank you

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birdie
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Open Gnome Terminal or any other X terminal

$ cd Desktop

$ chmod +x VMWare-xxx.bundle

$ sudo ./VMWare-xxx.bundle

Try asking on Smiley Wink

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AWo
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You should have downloaded a .tar or .rpm file...

Step-by-step installation instruction for the .tar and .rpm file: http://pubs.vmware.com/ws6_ace2/ws/install_linux_ws.html


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RDPetruska
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AWo - as of 6.5.0, there is no more .tar file... it has been replaced by the .bundle file. And the .rpm download is just a wrapper around the .bundle file.

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birdie
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Open Gnome Terminal or any other X terminal

$ cd Desktop

$ chmod +x VMWare-xxx.bundle

$ sudo ./VMWare-xxx.bundle

Try asking on Smiley Wink

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jfbooth
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Thank you Birdie.

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jfbooth
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owner@ubuntu:~$ cd Desktop

owner@ubuntu:~/Desktop$ chmod +x VMware-Workstation-6.5.1-126130.x86_64.bundle

owner@ubuntu:~/Desktop$ sudo ./VMware-Workstation-6.5.1.x86_64.bundle

password for owner:

sudo: ./VMware-Workstation-6.5.1.x86_64.bundle: command not found

Anyone help with this? Im on my own, ... Please?

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AWo
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Yeah, sorry, my mistake, used the link to the 6.0 ACE manual, not the 6.5 one. Smiley Sad

Thanks for clarifying this!


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dconvery
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Try this:

sudo sh ./VMware-Workstation-6.5.1.x86_64.bundle

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jfbooth
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Yes, Sir, .. sudo sh

sudo sh ./VMware-Workstation-6.5.1.x86_64.bundle did the trick. Thank you Mr. dconvery.

this thread is closable as solved ... I don't see where to do that. thank you all again.

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dconvery
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You already marked it as answered. No worries.

BTW - Welcome to the Forums!

Dave Convery - VMware vExpert 2009

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Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties.

Doug Larson

Dave Convery, VCDX-DCV #20 ** http://www.tech-tap.com ** http://twitter.com/dconvery ** "Careful. We don't want to learn from this." -Bill Watterson, "Calvin and Hobbes"
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