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Installing VMware on Fedora 26

In many cases, VMWare is the lightest VM that has many features on it. But it has some configs for running on Fedora 26.

First of all download VMware on its site VMware.com, filename should be VMwre-Player*.bundle then run

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cd ~/Downloads
chmod +x VMware-Player*.bundle
./VMware-Player*.bundle

if installing is completed, you only run vmplayer and it should be running, but if nothing happens you can try this way

install dependencies

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sudo dnf groupinstall "Development tools"
sudo cp /usr/src/kernels/`uname -r`/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include/linux/
sudo cp -r /usr/lib/vmware-installer/2.1.0/lib/lib/libexpat.so.0 /usr/lib/vmware/lib
cd /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libz.so.1
sudo mv -i libz.so.1 libz.so.1.old
sudo ln -s /usr/lib64/libz.so.1 .
sudo tar -xvf /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar --directory /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
sudo tar -xvf /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar --directory /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon-only ; sudo make
cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet-only ; sudo make
sudo mkdir -p /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc
sudo cp /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet-only/vmnet.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc
sudo cp /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon-only/vmmon.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc
sudo depmod -a
sudo systemctl restart vmware

then check for vmware service is running or not

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sudo systemctl status vmware

source https://forums.fedora-fr.org/viewtopic.php?pid=575810#p575810

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