vmware workstation 220.127.116.11166 (on linux)
Vmware’s Workstation (version 18.104.22.168166) is proving impossible to get running on my Gentoo-AMD64 box.
It seems to get installed without any bother, the kernel modules load fine, but then when I run workstation or player, it tells me it “Cannot initiate the installer DB” when trying to run it.
Currently going round in circles trying to get somewhere. -and I thought updating would be a good idea. 6.0 was really sweet.
The trick to getting it working, is very simple. Even if it did take me about a week of going round in circles to get anywhere. Delete (or atleast move) /etc/vmware. Then reinstall and you’re done.
However -Rather than downloading an illigal copy of vmware-workstation, or even worse paying for it, why not try VirtualBox as a direct replacement to workstation?
Its free, open source, and frankly, is preferable to vmware. Try it for a week, once you get past the fact its different, it becomes really quite sweet 😀