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Old 01-14-2013, 09:04 PM   #1
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how do I install VMware Workstation on a Linux server on which I am not a sudo?


I downloaded a free trial version of VMware's Workstation on a Linux server shared by many people at my work. I put the .bundle package in the Desktop directory in my home directory, cd'd into that directory, and then typed:

sh VMware-Workstation-Full-9.0.1-894247.x86_64.bundle

This didn't work because it's asking it to install it at a location for which I don't have write privileges. I would like to instead install this in my home directory, but I don't know how to do this. Can anyone help me?

Thank you.

Eric
 
Old 01-14-2013, 09:17 PM   #2
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It is not possible to install VMware Workstation without root privileges, it has to compile and install kernel modules to work. Without root privileges this is not possible.
 
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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Hi TobiSGD,

Thanks very much.

Eric
 
Old 01-15-2013, 07:58 AM   #4
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It is not possible to install VMware Workstation without root privileges, it has to compile and install kernel modules to work. Without root privileges this is not possible.
it's valid for installing any software!
 
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it's valid for installing any software!
No, it is not. You can, for example, just download the latest version of Firefox from the Mozilla website and install it to your home-directory. It will work, because firefox does not have to install components system-wide and it doesn't need things like special kernel modules, for which you need root privileges to be loaded. VMware Workstation does need that.
 
Old 01-15-2013, 08:22 AM   #6
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No, it is not. You can, for example, just download the latest version of Firefox from the Mozilla website and install it to your home-directory. It will work, because firefox does not have to install components system-wide and it doesn't need things like special kernel modules, for which you need root privileges to be loaded. VMware Workstation does need that.
it's not install: it's just run :P (please consider that we are in a Newbie Forum)

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In a very simple sense, root is a generic term. One may have permission or be authenticated to run things from other users accounts or groups and not be fully root.

The real issue here is more of an access issue or work conditions of employment. Don't get fired over this.
 
  


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