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    Default Install and Run VMware player on BT5 R1

    For the people who have difficulties installing or running VMware player on Backtrack 5 R1, I hope this post will offer a solution for you.

    First of all download the application from the official website.

    Before installing make sure to:

    Code:
    prepare-kernel-sources
    Then do:

    Code:
    chmod +x VMware-Player-3.1.4-385536.i386.bundle
    
    
    ./VMware-Player-3.1.4-385536.i386.bundle
    (This is the current version when writing this post)

    When you run it for the first time you may notice an error saying something about a module unable to install and refers you to an error log. My log said vmmod was failing to install.

    The solution is to download this patch

    Then do:

    Code:
    tar -xvf vmware2.6.39patchv3.tar.bz2
    
    chmod +x patch-modules_2.6.39.sh
    
    ./patch-modules_2.6.39.sh
    And then run VMware player again. If everything went well it should work now. It did for me.
    Last edited by cgelici; 08-26-2011 at 04:19 PM.

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