How to Install VMware Workstation 16 in Debian 11

This article shows you how to set up VMware Workstation 16 Pro, which allows you to run virtual machines on a Debian 11 Bullseye PC.

The latest version of the Debian Linux operating system is 11 Bullseye. If you have installed this distribution on your computer and want to use an additional Windows 10 system on your system, you can install the Windows system on a virtual machine instead of installing a dual system.

You can quickly run your guest virtual computer without restarting your Debian computer. In this way, you can use a commonly used exe program on your Linux system.

You can follow this video tutorial or the steps below to install Workstation Pro software in Debian 11 and create a new virtual machine.

Step 1: First, visit the VMware website and download the Workstation 16 Pro setup file for Linux to your PC.

https://www.vmware.com/products/workstation-pro/workstation-pro-evaluation.html

Step 2: After downloading the VMware.bundle file to your computer, go to Downloads and open the terminal from there.

Step 3: Run the chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-16.2.3-19376536.x86_64.bundle command to change the permission rights of the bundle file.

chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-16.2.3-19376536.x86_64.bundle

Step 4: After editing the permissions, run the sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-16.2.3-19376536.x86_64.bundle command to start the installation.

sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-16.2.3-19376536.x86_64.bundle

Step 5: After installing the bundle file, open VMware Workstation from the start menu.

Step 6: If you get the GNU C Compiler error when you open VMware Pro, run sudo apt install build-essential -y command in the terminal.

sudo apt install build-essential -y

Step 7: If you get Kernel Headers 5.10.0-14-amd64 error when you run VMware Workstation again, run the commands below in the terminal.

cd ~/Downloads && mkdir LinuxHeaders && cd LinuxHeaders

wget https://the.earth.li/debian/pool/main/l/linux/linux-headers-5.10.0-14-amd64_5.10.113-1_amd64.deb | wget https://the.earth.li/debian/pool/main/l/linux/linux-kbuild-5.10_5.10.113-1_amd64.deb | wget https://the.earth.li/debian/pool/main/l/linux/linux-headers-5.10.0-14-common_5.10.113-1_all.deb | wget https://the.earth.li/debian/pool/main/l/linux/linux-compiler-gcc-10-x86_5.10.113-1_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Step 8: After installing the necessary packages, you can now run the VMware program without any problems.

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