VMware 9 workstation on Ubuntu 12.10 – updated

If you have installed VMware 9 Workstation on your shiny new Ubuntu 12.10 then be aware that you may get a General Protection Fault

To fix:

Download the attached file vmware9_kernel35_patch.tar.bz2

——-Update begins ——-

WordPress does not allow uploads of this type.  As a workaround the file has a permissible extension and has been renamed.  You need to revert these modifications before the file can be extracted

Change filename from vmware9_kernel35_patch-tar-bz2.odt to vmware9_kernel35_patch.tar.bz2

——-Update ends ——-

At shell prompt

sudo rm /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/misc/vm*


sudo ./patch-modules_3.5.0.sh


About Jon Giffard

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8 Responses to VMware 9 workstation on Ubuntu 12.10 – updated

  1. i have this error after upgrading to 12.10 and i do have VMware 9 installed on 12.04,the problem now i cant run this commands because of system halt just after reboot 😦
    any ideas?

    • jgiffard says:


      I had this issue as well.

      Boot as normal but hold the SHIFT key down. You will then see a GRUB menu with various boot options

      Highlight the menu option which is called Advanced or has ( Recovery ) at the end using the Up / Down arrows and then press e to edit ( You need to change this option or the system boots with a read only file system )

      A script will appear. Look for a line similar to

      linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-19-generic root=UUID=b5fc1d71-bffa-4da7-a294-8f4aaa111d93 ro recovery nomodeset

      Change ro to rw

      Save and then boot from the menu option you just edited.

      A menu will appear. Choose the option to get the command prompt.

      You now need to switch off the VMware services. Do this by typing

      update-rc.d vmware remove
      update-rc.d vmware-workstation-server remove
      update-rc.d vmware-USBArbitrator remove

      Now reboot and you should be able to login and proceed with the patch.

  2. Just tried this patch yesterday and it did work seamlessy. Thank you very much!

  3. Janez Lesar says:

    The patch will work, if you restart the PC after installation. Good joob.

  4. pst007x says:

    Error extracting…

  5. marquez says:

    thanks, its works fine

  6. Chris Golden says:

    Hey thanks for your guide. Just out of interest have you tried this with the newer kernels? If so is the process the same?

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