How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.4? – After installing VMware Workstation 15 Pro, you can install and run a Windows 10 operating systemon Kali Linux.
How to Install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018.4?
VMware Workstation 15 Pro is the latest virtualization program from VMware. You can purchase the program after 30 days free use of VMware Workstation 15 Pro. If you don’t want to purchase VMware Workstation 15, you can use VMware Workstation Player 15 Pro, the free version of VMware.
Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution developed by Defensive Offensive. Kali Linux is a Linux distribution preferred by people who give importance to network security as it provides many free tools within itself.
By installing VMware Workstation 15 Pro on Kali Linux, you can create new virtual machines and install Windows, Linuxand even macOSoperating systems on virtual machines. If you are a Linux user and sometimes need a Windows operating system, using VMware Workstation 15 Pro is the most logical way.
In our previous articles, we have installed VMware Workstation on other Linux distributions. You can find our articles in the links below.
After downloading VMware Workstation 15 for Kali Linux, follow these steps in order to install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux.
To install VMware Workstation in Kali, first check and update the sources.list. To update Kali Linux sources.list, open the Terminal and execute the nano /etc/apt/sources.list command.
Add Kali Linux official repositories into the Sources.list and press Ctrl + X / Y / Enter to save the file.
To update Kali Linux repositories, follow the command apt-get update in Terminal.
You need to install the dependent files needed to run VMware on Kali Linux. To install dkms in kali, execute apt-get install dkms build-essential.
apt-get install dkms build-essential
To run the VMware-Workstation-Full-15.0.0-10134415.x86_64.bundle file that you downloaded on your computer, perform the following commands in the Terminal, respectively.
chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-15.0.0-10134415.x86_64.bundle
After start installing VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux, accept the license agreement as follows and click Next.
Accept the VMware OVF Tool component for Linux license agreement and click Next.
If you want to check for updates for VMware Workstation, check the Yes option and click Next.
You can support by joining the VMware customer experience program. To do this, select Yes and click Next.
Type your username to connect to VMware Workstation and click Next.
Once you have selected the location where you want to store VMware virtual machines on Kali Linux, click Next.
Select the port number you will use to connect to the Workstation Server and click Next.
If you have purchased VMware Workstation 15 for Linux, enter your license key in this window and click Next.
To install VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux 2018, click Install.
Wait while installing VMware Workstation on Kali Linux.
After installing VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux, type vmware in Terminal and press Enter to run the program. If you encounter an error like in the image below, click OK button and continue.
C header file matching your running kernel were not found. Refer to your distribution's documentation for installation instructions.
VM Workstation did not work because of the Kernel Headers 4.15.0-kali2-amd64 error in the VMware installation on Kali Linux! Please go to the next step to resolve the Kernel Headers 4.15.0-kali2-amd64 error.
Click here to download the dependent packages of VMware Workstation. To resolve the VMware Workstation Kernel Headers 4.15.0-kali2-amd64 error, open the Terminal and execute the command dpkg -i linux-headers-4.15.0-kali2.amd.deb.
dpkg -i linux-headers-4.15.0-kali2.amd.deb
As you can see from the image below, linux-headers-4.15.0-kali2.amdrequires the installation of linux-headers-4.15.0-kali2-common and linux-kbuild-4.15 packages.
Run the VMware Workstation again using the Terminal and review the error.
If necessary packages are not installed, the necessary services for VMware Workstation 15 will not be started.
Run the following commands in Terminal and install the dependent packages.
When you run VMware Workstation again, you can see that the services started as shown in the following image.
To try VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux for 30 days, select the relevant option and click OK.
VMware Workstation 15 Pro runs smoothly!
After you have successfully completed the installation of VMware Workstation 15 on Kali Linux, you can find out the version of the program in Help / About.
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