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?
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.
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.
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
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
It is downloading the packages via Ubuntu.
It is unpacking the packages…
Press Ctrl + L to clear the terminal display.
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
Now we can start installing VMware Workstation on Ubuntu. To start VMware installation in the terminal, execute the following command.
[email protected]:~$ sudo ./
Press Enter to continue installing VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10.
Press the Space key to read the VMware license agreement faster.
Type Yes to accept the VMware license agreement and press Enter.
Continue by pressing Enter to accept VMware OVF components for Linux users.
Press Yes to continue and press Enter to continue.
If you want VMware Workstation 14 for Ubuntu 17.10 to check for updates at startup, type Yes and press Enter.
Press Yes to enter VMware user experience program and VMware support and press Enter.
Continue by pressing Enter for VMware shared virtual machine permissions.
Press Enter to confirm the file location of the VMware Shared VMs (Shared virtual machines).
Press Enter to allow the VMware Workstation 14 virtualization program on Ubuntu 17.10 to use HTTPS port (443) access.
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.
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.
Installation of VMware Workstation 14 started and files are being copied…
Installation of VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu has successfully completed! To start the VMware program, type VMware in the Ubuntu search section.
Start the VMware Workstation 14 program.
To use VMware Workstation 14 as Trial, select I want to try VMware Workstation 14 for 30 days and click the OK button.
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.
VMware License registration failed to register due to “Unable to copy the user’s Xauthorization file” error.
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.
Execute the command below for “Unable to copy the user’s Xauthorization file” error solution.
[email protected]:~$ touch ~/.Xauthority
[email protected]:~$ chmod 600 ~/.Xauthority
Restart VMware Workstation 14 and continue by clicking on the trial period option in the License window.
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.
After solving “Unable to copy the user’s Xauthorization file” error, VMware Workstation 14 successfully has started!
You can check the version of VMware Workstation from Help / About.
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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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