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April 20, 2014

How to install VMWare 10.0.1 on Fedora 20 x86_64

I got new ultrabook (Samsung ATIV Book 5 NP530U4E) preinstaled with Windows 8 (updated to 8.1) so I wanted to switch main OS to Fedora 20 (Heisenbug) and keep Windows in VM, just in case (e-banking sw and so).

This walktrough is for everyone who would like to install VMware® Workstation 10.0.1 build-1379776 to x86_64 version of Fedora's latest Linux distro.

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Install GCC, dev tools and kernel headers

# yum -y install gcc kernel-headers kernel-devel
# ln -s /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)/include/linux/version.h[/code]

Start the VMWare installation

# chmod -x VMware-Workstation-Full-10.0.1-1379776.x86_64.bundle
# ./VMware-Workstation-Full-10.0.1-1379776.x86_64.bundle

Apply patch for a bug with netfilter

$ curl http://pastie.org/pastes/8672356/download -o /tmp/vmware-netfilter.patch
$ cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
# tar -xvf vmnet.tar
# patch -p0 -i /tmp/vmware-netfilter.patch
# tar -cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only
# rm -r vmnet-only
# vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

Start VMWare

$ vmware
or
All Applications > System > VMWare Workstation

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