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/
  • When 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 n

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

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  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. […]

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