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  1. #1
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    Installing VMWare Player in Kali (Host)

    Hi guys,

    This is for the installation of vmware player in Kali not how to install a virtual instance of kali. For this example I am using the 64bit version of Kali:

    1. Download the vmware player from:
    https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/fre...are_player/5_0

    2. Once downloaded open a terminal and navigate to the directory where the bundle was saved. Enter the following command to make it executable:
    chmod +x VMware-Player-5.0.2-1031769.x86_64.bundle <---- The name of the file you downloaded.

    3. In the same terminal run the following command to install the packages needed by the vmware player installer:
    apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`

    4. To start the graphical installer enter the following:
    ./VMware-Player-5.0.2-1031769.x86_64.bundle <----- The name of the file you downloaded

    Follow the prompts from here, pretty straight forward installer

    Once the install is completed it can be found in \Applications\System Tools

    Cheers,
    Koz

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    thanx for this one on the internet post, helped me a lot
    i downloaded some other .bundle files but they didnt seem to find the kernel headers for '3.7-trunk-686-pae'
    now i got it working

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    Is it possible to be used for the latest version ( 6.0 version ) ?

    Thanks for your kindly sharing.
    OSCP | OSWP | Offsec is the best :)

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    i use latest version of Vmware workstation , work perfect on my Kali-Linux

    http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/6233/v9at.png

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    I was having problems running linux and windows in vmplayer on kali 1.5 on one of my boxes. So I switched over to a different linux OS on that box. After booting the virtual machine up in Kali and connecting to the internet in the vm, my host machine's internet connection would drop fairly quickly or even disconnect and reconnect every few minutes or so. (On my host machine). The weird thing is, the first day or two that I had Kali on that box, my guest VM's were working pretty much flawlessly. I use OpenVPN most of the time, So I had to edit my /etc/network/interfaces file and put a # in front of everything except 'auto lo' 'iface lo inet loopback' to get the VPN to work in network-manager.. Also edited my /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf file to read 'managed=false'..Anyone have this problem before or may know what was causing it?

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    Worked like a charm...thanks!

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    Sorry for forgetting about this thread for a while, I just installed a clean Kali 1.0.5 with VMWare player 6.0 and the same command in the OP solved the issue with starting VMWare again so I'm guessing it will work for others as well

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    Thanks, works fine

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    Works for V 6 of of vmware player on Kali 1.0.6 new kernel 3.12, tested with the 32 bit version.

    Koz

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    very nice tut, I've been looking for this. Thanks a lot friend.

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    It couldnt find X64 headers using these commands however it seems to have installed fine anyway so thanks

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    Lightbulb kali-linux-1.0.9-vm-amd64.7z

    hi,
    i downloaded above vm and extracted it and got a lot of files like
    *vmdk, *.vmxf, *.nvram, *.vmx, *.vmsd
    In the kali-docs i dont find any description how to run the vm.

    Does your thread solve my problem?
    Thanks and best regards




    Quote Originally Posted by koz View Post
    Hi guys,

    This is for the installation of vmware player in Kali not how to install a virtual instance of kali. For this example I am using the 64bit version of Kali:

    1. Download the vmware player from:
    https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/fre...are_player/5_0

    2. Once downloaded open a terminal and navigate to the directory where the bundle was saved. Enter the following command to make it executable:
    chmod +x VMware-Player-5.0.2-1031769.x86_64.bundle <---- The name of the file you downloaded.

    3. In the same terminal run the following command to install the packages needed by the vmware player installer:
    apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`

    4. To start the graphical installer enter the following:
    ./VMware-Player-5.0.2-1031769.x86_64.bundle <----- The name of the file you downloaded

    Follow the prompts from here, pretty straight forward installer

    Once the install is completed it can be found in \Applications\System Tools

    Cheers,
    Koz
    best regards
    Dieter

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    I have a problem with installing vmplayer.
    uname -a:
    Linux kali 3.18.0-kali3-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.18.6-1~kali2 (2015-03-02) i686 GNU/Linux

    I've download Vmware player 6.0.5, installed linux headers, but have a kernel modules compile problems.
    This is log:
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.202-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Log for VMware Workstation pid=3912 version=10.0.5 build=build-2443746 option=Release
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.202-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The process is 32-bit.
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.202-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.202-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Host is Linux 3.18.0-kali3-686-pae Kali GNU/Linux 1.1.0

    2015-03-27T10:38:25.336-05:00| vthread-3| I120: found symbol version file /lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/Module.symvers
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.336-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading symbol versions from /lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/Module.symvers.
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.364-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Read 16488 symbol versions
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.364-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting vsock to depend on vmci.
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.364-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmmon".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.365-05:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.365-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmnet".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.367-05:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.367-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmblock".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.369-05:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.369-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmci".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.370-05:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.370-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vsock".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.372-05:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 0.
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.387-05:00| vthread-3| I120: to be installed: vmnet status: 0
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.394-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Obtaining info using the running kernel.
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.394-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting header path for 3.18.0-kali3-686-pae to "/lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.394-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include" for kernel release "3.18.0-kali3-686-pae".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.394-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include/linux/version.h
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.394-05:00| vthread-3| I120: /lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.h instead.
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.394-05:00| vthread-3| I120: using /usr/bin/gcc-4.7 for preprocess check
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.398-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.18.0-kali3-686-pae".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.399-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include" for the kernel "3.18.0-kali3-686-pae" is valid. Whoohoo!
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.449-05:00| vthread-3| I120: found symbol version file /lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/Module.symvers
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.449-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading symbol versions from /lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/Module.symvers.
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.476-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Read 16488 symbol versions
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.477-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Kernel header path retrieved from FileEntry: /lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.477-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Update kernel header path to /lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.477-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include" for kernel release "3.18.0-kali3-686-pae".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.477-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include/linux/version.h
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.477-05:00| vthread-3| I120: /lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.h instead.
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.477-05:00| vthread-3| I120: using /usr/bin/gcc-4.7 for preprocess check
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.481-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.18.0-kali3-686-pae".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.481-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include" for the kernel "3.18.0-kali3-686-pae" is valid. Whoohoo!
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.482-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Found compiler at "/usr/bin/gcc"
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.484-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Got gcc version "4.7".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.484-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.484-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Using user supplied compiler "/usr/bin/gcc".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.486-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Got gcc version "4.7".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.486-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.490-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel "3.18.0-kali3-686-pae".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.490-05:00| vthread-3| I120: No matching PBM set was found for kernel "3.18.0-kali3-686-pae".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.490-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.490-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include" for kernel release "3.18.0-kali3-686-pae".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.490-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include/linux/version.h
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.490-05:00| vthread-3| I120: /lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.h instead.
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.490-05:00| vthread-3| I120: using /usr/bin/gcc-4.7 for preprocess check
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.494-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.18.0-kali3-686-pae".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.494-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include" for the kernel "3.18.0-kali3-686-pae" is valid. Whoohoo!
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.495-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The GCC version matches the kernel GCC minor version like a glove.
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.495-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include" for kernel release "3.18.0-kali3-686-pae".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.495-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include/linux/version.h
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.495-05:00| vthread-3| I120: /lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.h instead.
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.495-05:00| vthread-3| I120: using /usr/bin/gcc-4.7 for preprocess check
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.502-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.18.0-kali3-686-pae".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.502-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include" for the kernel "3.18.0-kali3-686-pae" is valid. Whoohoo!
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.502-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Using temp dir "/tmp".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.503-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Obtaining info using the running kernel.
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.503-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting header path for 3.18.0-kali3-686-pae to "/lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.503-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path "/lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include" for kernel release "3.18.0-kali3-686-pae".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.503-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include/linux/version.h
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.504-05:00| vthread-3| I120: /lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include/linux/version.h not found, looking for generated/uapi/linux/version.h instead.
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.504-05:00| vthread-3| I120: using /usr/bin/gcc-4.7 for preprocess check
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.509-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Preprocessed UTS_RELEASE, got value "3.18.0-kali3-686-pae".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.509-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The header path "/lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include" for the kernel "3.18.0-kali3-686-pae" is valid. Whoohoo!
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.560-05:00| vthread-3| I120: found symbol version file /lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/Module.symvers
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.560-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Reading symbol versions from /lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/Module.symvers.
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.590-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Read 16488 symbol versions
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.590-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Invoking modinfo on "vmnet".
    2015-03-27T10:38:25.591-05:00| vthread-3| I120: "/sbin/modinfo" exited with status 256.
    2015-03-27T10:38:26.422-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Setting destination path for vmnet to "/lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/misc/vmnet.ko".
    2015-03-27T10:38:26.442-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Extracting the vmnet source from "/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar".
    2015-03-27T10:38:26.502-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Successfully extracted the vmnet source.
    2015-03-27T10:38:26.502-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module with command "/usr/bin/make -j4 -C /tmp/modconfig-77nBvM/vmnet-only auto-build HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-686-pae/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc IS_GCC_3=no"
    2015-03-27T10:38:34.054-05:00| vthread-3| W110: Failed to build vmnet. Failed to execute the build command.


    Please help, i dont know what to do. Thanks

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    Here you have a guide for VMware Player 7.0: http://vmware-player.com/install-vmw...ayer-on-linux/

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