linux n00b

Installing VMWare Server on Feisty [Part zéro]

Posted in Administration, Desktop, Howto, Virtualisation by downforce on April 5, 2007

I’ve actually been getting a lot of hits (OK fine – my only hits) about this and upon re-reading I made a few assumptions about getting VM in the first place.

So this is part zero, the bit before what I previously wrote.

Getting VMWare

  • Head on over to VMWare Server page found here
  • Click the Download of VMware Server 1.0.2
  • Download the tar.gz of VMware Server for Linux (BTW its a little over 100MB)/li>
  • Whilst that’s downloading, go register here

Installing VMWare

  • Once it finishes downloading, which depending on your link speed could take a while, let’s unpack it.
  • tar -zxvf VMware-server-1.0.2-39867.tar.gz (Remember just type tar -zxvf VM then hit tab to complete)
  • Run the installer:
  • sudo ./vmware-server-distrib/vmware-install.pl
  • When it asks:

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

    Enter n

  • Now do what I mentioned in my previous post
  • And once it all finishes you should have a working VMWare Server under Feisty!

Advertisements

3 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. duh said, on April 12, 2007 at 16:05

    Make us a link to part 1 then!

  2. downforce said, on April 12, 2007 at 18:06

    That would be here

  3. […] March 31st, 2007 EDIT: I noticed that I made a few early assumption on getting to this stage. For completeness I have gone back and described how to get VMWare Server. Check is out here. […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: