How To Install VMware Player in Sabayon 8

Posted by Jonquil on May 20, 2012 10:34 PM EDT
xjonquilx | Sabayon, Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux, Oh My!; By Jonquil McDaniel
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Installing the latest VMware Player in Sabayon 8 with the 3.2 Linux kernel was an absolute pain. There are positively NO recent resources on how to get VMware Player working in Sabayon. So in this article I'm going to share with you how I got VMware Player 4.0.3 working in Sabayon 8.

Get the VMware Player bundle from the VMware website. Download the kernel source for Linux 2.6.36-r1. This will be specifically named sabayon-sources-2.6.36-r1. Reboot in to the 2.6 kernel. Install VMware Player. As root, type the following commands in to Terminal: cd /sbin ln -s /bin/lsmod lsmod /etc/init.d/vmware stop /etc/init.d/vmware start You should get a message saying that all the services have been loaded.

That's all there is to it. :) The only downside to this is that you will have to boot in to the 2.6 kernel any time you want to use VMware.

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