Backtrack 5: How to install VMware Workstation 7.1.3

So I want to install VMware Workstation 7.1.3 on Backtrack 5, but there are some things to do there’re errors after I ran the binary (e.g: ./VMware-Workstation-Full-7.1.3-324285.x86_64.bundle), so here’s the solution:

Prepare the Kernel

Look here:

Download patch


cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
ls *.tar | xargs -n 1 tar xvf
patch -p1 < /path/to/patch/vmware-7.1.3-2.6.38-1-generic.patch
tar cf vmci.tar vmci-only
tar cf vsock.tar vsock-only
tar cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only
tar cf vmmon.tar vmmon-only
rm -rf vmci-only vsock-only vmnet-only vmmon-only

Compile Module

vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

Voila! VMware Workstation 7.1.3 installed, and you can proceed to upgrade to the latest version. This patch applied only for VMware Workstation 7.1.3, for VMware Workstation 7.1.4 download this patch and you can do the same way.


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