How to Install VMware Workstation 14 Pro on Linux Mint 18.3? – VMware Workstation 14 Pro is the most popular virtualization program and you can try it for free for 30 days and then buy it.
How to Install VMware Workstation 14 Pro on Linux Mint 18.3?
You can easily install VMware Workstation 14 Pro on Windows and Linux-based operating systems and create operating systems such as Windows, Linux, Solaris, or MacOS on your physical computer by creating new virtual machines.
The latest version of VMware Workstation is 14.1.1 Pro. For Windows operating systems, the installation file with an .exe extension is used. For Linux distributions, the installation file with the .bundle extension is used.
Previously, we had VMware installations on Windows 10, Ubuntu, and Debian. You can access these articles from the links below.
- How to Install VMware on Windows 10?
- How to Install VMware on Ubuntu?
- How to Install VMware on Debian?
In this article, we will install VMware Workstation 14 Pro on Linux Mint.
How to Install VMware Workstation 14.1.1 Pro on Linux Mint 18.3?
First, download VMware Workstation for Linux distributions from here. Then, follow the steps below for installing VMware step by step on Linux Mint.
Run the Terminal on the Linux Mint desktop and execute the following command to update the existing applications. After applying the command, type your Root password for Root access and press Enter.
sudo apt-get update
To install the required dependencies for VMware Workstation 14 Pro, execute the following command.
sudo apt install gcc build-essential -y
Wait while installing dependencies for VMware on Linux Mint.
Change the permissions of the .bundle extension file downloaded from VMware website by executing the following command.
chmod a+x VMware-Workstation-Full-14.1.1-7520167.x86_64.bundle
Run the following command to start the VMware Workstation 14.1.1 Pro installation.
Accept the VMware Workstation license agreement and click the Next button.
Accept the license agreement for VMware OVF Tool for Linux and click Next.
If you want to check for updates for VMware when Linux Mint starts, select Yes and click Next.
Select Yes to participate in the VMware customer experience development platform and click on the Next button.
Please enter your username to access Shared VMs and click Next.
Leave the location of the Shared VMs folder as default and click on the Next button.
Do not change port 443 for VMware Workstation https access and continue VMware installation by clicking on the Next button.
If you have purchased VMware Workstation, type the license key in this step and click Next to continue. If you want to use VMware Workstation as Trial, please click on the Next button.
Click the Install button to start the VMware Workstation 14..1.1 Pro installation.
Wait while VMware Workstation is installing on Linux Mint 18.3.
To start VMware Workstation, type vmware in the Terminal and press Enter.
Select VMware Workstation 14 for 30 days and click the OK button.
Type your root password and click the OK button.
Click the Close button to close the VMware Workstation information window.
After successfully installing VMware Workstation 14.1.1 Pro on Linux Mint, you can check the version of the program from Help/About VMware Workstation.
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