How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10? – As you know, VMware Workstation is the most popular virtualization program and works on Microsoft Windows operating systems as well as Linux platforms.
How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

With VMware Workstation, you can create virtual machines and run multiple virtual computers on your computer at the same time. The VMware Workstation virtualization program is not an open source and free program, but you can buy it if you want after 30 days free trial period.

In addition, you can download and use the VMware Workstation Player product for free.

In the previous article, we discussed How to VMware Workstation 14 on Windows 10. In this article, we will examine the steps to install VMware Workstation 14 Pro step by step on Ubuntu 17.10.

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How to Install VMware Workstation 14 Pro on Ubuntu 17.10 Step by Step?

If you have not used the Linux/Ubuntu operating system before, you can install the Ubuntu operating system by reading Ubuntu Installation on VMware.

For Ubuntu VMware installation, follow the steps below in order.

   Step 1

Download the VMware Workstation for Ubuntu program from the button at the bottom of the article and copy it to the Ubuntu desktop.

Then open the terminal on the Ubuntu desktop. After applying the following command on the terminal, enter your Ubuntu root password and press Enter.

Sudo apt-get update command: used to update package lists of Linux based operating systems and is defined in /etc/apt/sources.list.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update

 
How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 2

Press Ctrl + L to clear the terminal screen and then execute the following command at the terminal.

Sudo apt install gcc build-essential command: The build-essential contains a list of packages and necessary tools to run the GCC / G ++ compilers.

Once you have executed the sudo apt install gcc build-essential command, press Y (Yes) to start downloading the packages.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt install gcc build-essential

 
How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 3

It is downloading the packages via Ubuntu.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 4

It is unpacking the packages…

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 5

Press Ctrl + L to clear the terminal display.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 6

To switch to the desktop at the terminal, use the cd Desktop command. To assign the right to run VMware Workstation on Ubuntu, execute the following command.

Chmod +x command: Defines the authority to access a file or directory.

[email protected]:~$ chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-14.0.0.x86_64.bundle

 
How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 7

Now we can start installing VMware Workstation on Ubuntu. To start VMware installation in the terminal, execute the following command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-14.0.0.x86_64.bundle

 
How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 8

Press Enter to continue installing VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 9

Press the Space key to read the VMware license agreement faster.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 10

Type Yes to accept the VMware license agreement and press Enter.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 11

Continue by pressing Enter to accept VMware OVF components for Linux users.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 12

Press Yes to continue and press Enter to continue.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 13

If you want VMware Workstation 14 for Ubuntu 17.10 to check for updates at startup, type Yes and press Enter.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 14

Press Yes to enter VMware user experience program and VMware support and press Enter.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 15

Continue by pressing Enter for VMware shared virtual machine permissions.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 16

Press Enter to confirm the file location of the VMware Shared VMs (Shared virtual machines).

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 17

Press Enter to allow the VMware Workstation 14 virtualization program on Ubuntu 17.10 to use HTTPS port (443) access.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 18

If you have purchased VMware Workstation, you can enter the VMware License Key in this section. If you want to try VMware Workstation 14 for 30 days free of charge, press Enter.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 19

VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10 is now ready to install and press Enter to start the installation. If you want to cancel Ubuntu VMware installation, press Ctrl + C.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 20

Installation of VMware Workstation 14 started and files are being copied…

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 21

Installation of VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu has successfully completed! To start the VMware program, type VMware in the Ubuntu search section.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 22

Start the VMware Workstation 14 program.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 23

To use VMware Workstation 14 as Trial, select I want to try VMware Workstation 14 for 30 days and click the OK button.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 24

VMware Workstation 14 failed to start and gave “Unable to copy the user’s Xauthorization file” error. Close the error window and continue with the next step.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 25

VMware License registration failed to register due to “Unable to copy the user’s Xauthorization file” error.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 26

Close the VMware Workstation license window and open the Terminal on the Ubuntu desktop to solve “Unable to copy the user’s Xauthorization file” error.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 27

Execute the command below for “Unable to copy the user’s Xauthorization file” error solution.

[email protected]:~$ touch ~/.Xauthority
[email protected]:~$ chmod 600 ~/.Xauthority

 
How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 28

Restart VMware Workstation 14 and continue by clicking on the trial period option in the License window.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 29

After solving the “Unable to copy the user’s Xauthorization file” error, it is asking the Root Password for VMware License. Type in your root password and click on the OK button.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 30

After solving “Unable to copy the user’s Xauthorization file” error, VMware Workstation 14 successfully has started!

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 31

You can check the version of VMware Workstation from Help / About.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

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  Final Word

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10? – In this article, we have implemented the steps to install VMware Workstation 14 Pro on Ubuntu 17.10 step by step. If you have forgotten your root password, you can check How to Reset Root Password in Ubuntu.

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