Friday, December 18, 2009

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

VMware Server 1.0.x (1.0.10 at the time of this writing) can create and run virtual machines, under a host operating system. This advantage for you if you like to running multiple operating systems on the same computer, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one.

This issue not any guarantee that will working for you!

Firts Step : Download VMware Server 1.0.x

Go to

and click on the VMware Server 1.0.10 link.

On the next page, click on the Download button next to VMware Server for Linux (file type: tar.gz, not rpm!):

Accept the license agreement by clicking on Yes,

Then download the VMware Server for Linux .tar.gz file (not the rpm file!) to your computer.

Step Two : Get VMware Server 1.0.x (1.0.10) Serial Number

To get the serial number, you need go to
Fill in your personal details.

Afterwards you will get a page with a serial number for VMware Server. Write it down or print it out.

Step Three : Run the following command to install some necessary packages

Open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal):

sudo aptitude install build-essential xinetd

If you are on an x86_64 system, you also need to install the package ia32-libs:

sudo aptitude install ia32-libs

Then go to the location where you saved the VMware Server .tar.gz file

Unpack the VMware Server .tar.gz file and run the installer by type on terminal :

tar xvfz VMware-server-*.tar.gz
cd vmware-server-distrib
sudo ./

The installer will ask you a lot of questions.
You can always accept the default values simply by hitting .

Before running VMware Server for the first time, you need to configure it by invoking the following command:
Do you want this program to invoke the command for you now? [yes] <-- no

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