How To Install Vmware Workstation 10 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

The other day  a friend of mine asked me to install VMware Workstation 10 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 for him so I did and here is how I did it:

1) Open Terminal  and cd to the installation directory (ie. cd Downloads/vmware)

2) You need to add execution rights to the bundle for version for my particular version of Vmware Workstation 8 it is following:

chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.1-528992.x86_64.bundle

3) Then you need to run the installer and follow the installation steps:

sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.1-528992.x86_64.bundle

4) run following:

sudo apt-get install build-essential

5) finish the VMware installation:

sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

6) profit! 🙂


if step 5 fails with “Failed to setup build environment.” you need to install correct linux headers:

apt-cache search linux-headers-$(uname -r)


apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

then return to step 5 and try again – it should be alright 😉