How to Install VMware Workstation in Kali Linux 2019

This video shows you the steps of installing VMware Workstation software that allows you to run the Windows and Linux virtual machines on Kali Linux developed by Offensive Security.

How to Install VMware Workstation in Kali Linux

How to Install VMware Workstation in Kali Linux

To install VMware Workstation on Kali Linux:

Step 1: If you have not installed Kali Linux before, please refer to the video below.

Video ➦

Step 2: After installing Kali, one of the first things you need to do is install the VMware Workstation virtualization program.

Step 3: To download VMware 15 Pro to your computer, visit the link below.

VMware Download

Step 4: After downloading VMware 15 to your computer, open Terminal in Kali and run the following command to edit the sources.list.

➦ nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following addresses to Sources.list and save the file.

deb kali-rolling main non-free contrib
deb-src kali-rolling main non-free contrib
deb kali-rolling main non-free contrib

Step 5: After editing the Sources.list, run the command “apt-get update” in Terminal to update the Kali repositories.

➦ apt-get update

Step 6: You need to install dependent packages to install VMware on Kali. In order to run VMware Workstation in Kali, run the following command in Terminal to install the dkms package.

➦ apt-get install dkms build-essential

Step 7: To start the installation, go to the location of the VMware.bundle file in Terminal.

Step 8: Execute the “chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full.bundle” command in Terminal to make the VMware-Workstation-Full-15.bundle file executable.

➦ chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-15.0.0-10134415.x86_64.bundle

Step 9: Execute “./VMware-Workstation-Full.bundle” to do the installation.

Step 10: Watch the entire video to install VMware software step by step!

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