Friday, December 18, 2009

Install VMware Server 1.0.x (1.0.10) Under Ubuntu 9.10 (Part IV)

Install both packages as follows...

dpkg -i linux-image- linux-headers-

... and then reboot the system:


Afterwards, run

uname -a

... as a normal user, and you should see your new kernel:

yourname@yourname-desktop:~$ uname -a
Linux yourname-desktop #1 SMP Fri Dec 11 17:36:56 CET 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Now we can continue with the VMware Server installation:

cd /home/yourname/Downloads/vmware-update*/
sudo ./

Answer the following question with yes:

Before running VMware for the first time after update, you need to configure it
for your running kernel by invoking the following command:
"/usr/bin/". Do you want this script to invoke the command for
you now? [no] <-- yes

Afterwards you can accept the default values simply by hitting .

When the installer asks you

In which directory do you want to keep your virtual machine files?
[/var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines]

you can either accept the default value or specify a location that has enough free space to store your virtual machines.

At the end of the installation, you will be asked to enter a serial number:

Please enter your 20-character serial number.

Type XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX or 'Enter' to cancel:

Fill in your serial number for VMware Server.

After the successful installation, you can delete the VMware Server download file and the installation directory:

cd /home/falko/Downloads
rm -f VMware-server*
rm -fr vmware-server-distrib/
rm -fr vmware-update*

You will now find VMware Server under Applications > Other > VMware Server Console:

When you start it, select Local host:

Afterwards, you can create virtual machines (or import your virtual Windows machine that you created with VMware Converter).