VMWare Workstation Installation Wizard
I found an error while installing VMWare Workstation 6.5.3 64 bit on openSUSE 11.2 64 bit, both with the rpm or the executable bundle installation file (Actually, the rpm just wrapping the bundle version 😛 ). The problem occurred while trying to configure the VMWare Player. It stuck and after waiting for a a hours or more without any progress, I think it would be an installation problem.
Searching for a while, I found the solution as below :

  1. Install the bundle version with the following command on konsole/terminal :
    [code language=’cpp’]
    sh VMware-Workstation-6.5.3-185404.x86_64.bundle –custom –console
    [/code]
    Note : You may also installing the rpm version with rpm -ivh command.
  2. If the installation stop while configuring VMWare Player (about 62% on konsole progress), open a new konsole/terminal tab and run the following command :
    [code language=’cpp’]
    mv /etc/vmware/database /etc/vmware/database_temp
    [/code]
    The above command will temporarily moving the database directory and installation should continue without problem
  3. After the installation finished successfully, moving back the database folder and run a configuration update :
    [code language=’cpp’]
    mv /etc/vmware/database_temp /etc/vmware/database
    vmware-modconfig –console –install-all
    [/code]
    VMWare will updating the configuration and if you haven’t found any error message, the configuration should be updated successfully.
  4. Run the VMWare Workstation from your start menu
3 thoughts on “Solved : Problem Installing VMWare Workstation 6.5.3 64 bit on openSUSE 11.2 64 bit”
  1. If your license allows it, you should consider using version 7.
    Not only it brings up a bunch of improvements and fixes, but it just set up smoothly on openSUSE 11.2.

  2. If your license allows it, you should consider using version 7.
    Not only it brings up a bunch of improvements and fixes, but it just set up smoothly on openSUSE 11.2.

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