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How To Install Versions Below Version 6 Of VMware In Klikit-Linux

Page history last edited by geekydude 13 years, 1 month ago

1.) Convert your VMware RPM file to a deb with the following command in a root console:


alien --to-deb --scripts VMware-workstation-5.5.4-44386.i386.rpm (or whatever the name of your RPM is)


2.) Install VMware by clicking on it and letting install with gdebi.

3.) In a root console window type:


 vmware-config.pl (let it generate an error and abort).


4.) Download this file and place it in your /root directory:




5.) In a root console window type:


tar zxf vmware-any-any-update113.tat.gz

cd /root/vmware-any-any-update113


Then type:



It should look like this:

/vmware-any-any-update94# ./runme.pl
Updating /usr/bin/vmware ... No patch needed/available
Updating /usr/bin/vmnet-bridge ... VMware Workstation 4.5.2 (build-8848) or VMware GSX Server 3.1.0 (build-9089), already patched
Updating /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx ... VMware Workstation 4.5.2 (build-8848), already patched
Updating /usr/lib/vmware/bin-debug/vmware-vmx ... VMware Workstation 4.5.2 (build-8848), already patched
VMware modules in "/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source" has been updated.

Before running VMware for the first time after update, you need to configure it
for your running kernel by invoking the following command:
"/usr/bin/vmware-config.pl". Do you want this script to invoke the command for
you now? [yes]

Now follow the prompts through and you should be set to go.



Credits: Special thanks to macrohard & the developer responsible for these patches.

More info can be obtained here:







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