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    Running VMWare Player on Kali as a Host

    I know most people run Kali on a host machine as a guest, but I am doing this the other way around. I have a dedicated machine which I installed Kali on as the main operating system. What I want to do now is install VMWare Player on it so that I can run the Lamp Capture The Flag exercises (http://sourceforge.net/projects/lamp...aptureTheFlag/)

    Unfortunatly, when I downloaded VMWare Player for Linux, I was able to install it but I get the following errors

    http://snag.gy/886eR.jpg
    http://snag.gy/Y3HAH.jpg

    I figure there is a "right" way of running VMWare Player from within Kali and I was wondering how its done?

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    Did you install the kernel headers?

    Code:
    apt-get update
    apt-get dist-upgrade
    apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r)
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    Quote Originally Posted by g0tmi1k View Post
    Did you install the kernel headers?

    Code:
    apt-get update
    apt-get dist-upgrade
    apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    That did the trick! It did take close to 7 hours to fully download everything, but it works

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    Quote Originally Posted by esend7881 View Post
    That did the trick! It did take close to 7 hours to fully download everything, but it works
    As long as you have it working =).

    For the record, if the repos are being 'slow' for you, you may wish to read: "Issue: Downloading from the repository is (very) slow".
    This is a Kali-Linux support forum - not general IT/infosec help.

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