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    Installing VMware on SUSE 10.2

    Hi all,

    I am newish to Linux i am getting into it and it is a very good OS and has allot more to offer than Microsoft Windows has. As you may all agree they both have there advantages and there disadvantages.

    So what i am trying to do is getting VMware player to work on OpenSUSE Linux 10.2 (KDE) so i can get into Windows inside Linux, but i have a problem.

    I have downloaded VMware player and saved it to the local machine. The package is .RPM format. I right clicked the package> actions > Install with YaST. It asks me for the root password what i put in. The it stalls the package copying files etc. I can't seem to find the application on the menus so i did i search still can't find it. so i went into software management via YaST control panel. I can see the application there but it has a little padlock next to it. I then right clicked it will let me keep, delete & protect. (Update is grayed out).
    What am i doing wrong please?

    Your help is appreciated and thanks in advanced.

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    Re: Installing VMware on SUSE 10.2

    try it on the command line
    Code:
    su
    rpm -Uhv /path/to/VMWare--player.rpm
    and see what error messages you get

    also you might want VMWare-server, not player unless you already have a windows image.

    also Ubuntu has vmware-server repository so
    Code:
     sudo apt-get install vmware-server
    once the repo is added. you may find ubuntu easier (no yast though)

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    Re: Installing VMware on SUSE 10.2

    i have tried ubuntu but im not to keen i will try that later and let you know.

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    Re: Installing VMware on SUSE 10.2

    Ok i tried that code i get the following error message

    error: open of /path/to/VMWare--player.rpm failed: No such file or directory
    Yes i have a Windows Image installed and ready to go here.

    Thanks

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    Re: Installing VMware on SUSE 10.2

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    error: open of /path/to/VMWare--player.rpm failed: No such file or directory
    I meant type int he path to the vmwareplayer! - you need to put in the path to the .rpm file (not what I typed) it's probably something like /home/FN-Greatermanchester/Desktop/VMWare-player.rpm

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    Re: Installing VMware on SUSE 10.2

    oh right i have tried that i get nothing

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