This article shows you how to set up VMware Workstation 17 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. Suppose you have installed this distribution on your computer and want to use a different Windows 10 system on your system. In that case, you can install the Windows system on a virtual machine instead of a dual one.
You can quickly run your guest virtual computer without restarting your Debian computer. This way, you can use a commonly used exe program on your Linux system.
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 17 Pro setup file for Linux to your PC.
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.bundle command to change the permission rights of the bundle file.
chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full.bundle
Step 4: After editing the permissions, run the sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full.bundle command to start the installation.
Step 5: Open VMware Workstation from the start menu after installing the bundle file.
Step 6: If you get the GNU C Compiler error when you open VMware Pro, run the sudo apt install build-essential -y command in the terminal.
sudo apt install build-essential -y
Step 7: Run the commands below in the terminal if you get Kernel Headers 5.10.0-14-amd64 error when you rerun VMware Workstation.
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 run the VMware program without problems.
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