Saturday, September 15, 2007

Installing VMware Server On Ubuntu Feisty (7.04) Part 2

Here is a step-by-step guide to getting VMWare on Feisty

1. Build Environment

Make sure you have the needed build environment and tools to compile the vmware modules for the kernel.

#apt-get update
#apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential

#apt-get install xinetd

2.Downloading VMware Server

Vmware Server can be downloaded from:

After accepting the EULA grab the vmware server .tgz file (around 102MB).

Note: As of right now VMware Server won't compile correctly on Feisty without patching the vmmon file.

Patch information can be found here:

The patch can be downloaded here:

3.Installing VMware Server

Untar the VMware Server package:

#tar -xzf /Path/To/VMware-server-xxx.tar.gz

Change into the install directory:

#cd vmware-server-distrib

Run the installer:

#sudo ./

Choose defaults to questions until it asks:

Before running VMware Server for the first time, you need to configure it by invoking the following command: "/usr/bin/". Do you want this program to invoke the command for you now? [yes]

Enter no and quit the install. To install the patch cd back to your start directory:

#cd ..

4.Run the Patch

Untar the patch:

#tar xvzf /Path/To/vmware-any-any-update109.tar.gz

Enter the directory:

#cd vmware-any-any-update109

Run the patch script:

#sudo ./

It should prompt you to run, choose yes at this time. If it doesn't you can always run the config script manually:

#sudo ./

Again you can hit enter to choose the defaults to all the questions, though you will probably want to manually choose which networking features you want.

5. Success! Let's run VMware Server

To access the server run


for the VMware Server Console.

(Read : How to create a new Virtual Machine)


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