How to Install VMware 2.5.2 on Ubuntu (Intrepid Ibex)

I found that this is the easiest way to go about installing VMware on Ubuntu 8.10  (and no, I still haven’t upgraded to Jaunty)

Go to the VMware download page, and grab the bundle. You have the choice to download the rpm, but trust me on this one; the bundle is what you want.

Once the download is complete, make the file executable:

sudo chmod 655 VMware-Player-2.5.2-156735.i386.bundle (or whichever version you downloaded)

Then run it as root:

sudo sh VMware-Player-2.5.2-156735.i386.bundle

Surprise! We’re treated to a nice graphical installer. Follow the prompts (there are few), and let the installer complete. Once it’s done, you should find VMware Player under Applications > System Tools > VMware Player. Go ahead and launch it and accept the EULA.  Then browse to your VM images and you’re done.

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