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    Re: HOWTO: VMWare Player / Windows XP / Ubuntu Repositories

    are the repos down or something, i can't install vmware playe, says missing files or something

    Edit: more specifically when i run

    sudo apt-get install vmware-player-kernel-modules
    it says
    Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
    Err http://albertomilone.com binary/ vmware-player-kernel-modules-2.6.17-10 2.6.17.8-1
    404 /drivers/edgy/nonlegacy/32bit/binary/vmware-player-kernel-modules-2.6.17-10_2.6.17.8-1_i386.deb
    Failed to fetch http://albertomilone.com/drivers/edg...7.8-1_i386.deb 404 /drivers/edgy/nonlegacy/32bit/binary/vmware-player-kernel-modules-2.6.17-10_2.6.17.8-1_i386.deb
    E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
    Last edited by loserboy; February 7th, 2007 at 02:19 AM.
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    Re: HOWTO: VMWare Player / Windows XP / Ubuntu Repositories

    vmware-player-kernel-modules-2.6.17-10?? You must be in Edgy, correct? 2.6.15-10 is the version current for Dapper.

    I would suggest running:

    Code:
    $ sudo aptitude update
    $ sudo aptitude upgrade
    But yes, it looks as though the VMWare repository is down for Edgy...

    Also, what does your repository list look like? Copy and past this:
    Code:
    $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    Last edited by altonbr; February 7th, 2007 at 06:14 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO: VMWare Player / Windows XP / Ubuntu Repositories

    I got it working, i just went ahead and intalled the server version and it works like a charm.

    out of curiosity though, is there any advantage of having the player instead of the server
    "To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge"

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    Re: HOWTO: VMWare Player / Windows XP / Ubuntu Repositories

    This sort of hints me that it did not go all right:

    Starting VMware services:
    Virtual machine monitor done
    Virtual ethernet done
    Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0 failed
    Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 (background) done
    Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 (background) done
    NAT service on /dev/vmnet8 failed
    invoke-rc.d: initscript vmware-player, action "start" failed.
    dpkg: error processing vmware-player (--configure):
    subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    vmware-player
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

    First I tried vmware server - uninstalled - and now this.
    I am running 64bit edgy...

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    Re: HOWTO: VMWare Player / Windows XP / Ubuntu Repositories

    Quote Originally Posted by loserboy View Post
    I got it working, i just went ahead and intalled the server version and it works like a charm.

    out of curiosity though, is there any advantage of having the player instead of the server
    There is no "advantage" for one over the other. It's purely preference. Use VMWare Player if you need to run a GUI and are simply running on your desktop, where as VMWare Server, is, well a server. The server should be used for headless operations.

    Quote Originally Posted by Saubazi View Post
    This sort of hints me that it did not go all right:

    Starting VMware services:
    Virtual machine monitor done
    Virtual ethernet done
    Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0 failed
    Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 (background) done
    Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 (background) done
    NAT service on /dev/vmnet8 failed
    invoke-rc.d: initscript vmware-player, action "start" failed.
    dpkg: error processing vmware-player (--configure):
    subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    vmware-player
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

    First I tried vmware server - uninstalled - and now this.
    I am running 64bit edgy...
    Reading the release notes (http://www.vmware.com/support/player...s_player.html), I can see that 64-bit IS supported.

    This is the only page I could find discussing 64-bit VMWare: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=315493&page=3
    Specifically: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...6&postcount=28

    I hope this helps

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    Re: HOWTO: VMWare Player / Windows XP / Ubuntu Repositories

    Well my problem is not uninstalling the player but installing player or server and what I described previously is the error I get trying to install the player.

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    just a quick note of thanks from a linux-noob.

    i'm installing windows as i write and i'm thrilled. this tutorial was easy, even for a point-and-clicker like me.

    kudos.

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    Re: HOWTO: VMWare Player / Windows XP / Ubuntu Repositories

    I have gotten VMware running XP before, however this time around your tutorial was the easiest and most helpful, thank you. Less effort and more functionality, I cannot complain a bit.

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    Re: HOWTO: VMWare Player / Windows XP / Ubuntu Repositories

    Hi,

    Thank you very much for a so comprehensive document of vmware player.
    The vmware works fine but i haven't found how to gain access to my real hardDisk.
    Usually my harddisk is recognised as /dev/hda1, may you explain how to setup the vmware player to have it use the harddisk ? I have another disk at /dev/hdb1 also ; does the harddisks have to be NTFS or FAT32 or something else to be recognised ?

    Best regards,
    Laurent.

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    Re: HOWTO: VMWare Player / Windows XP / Ubuntu Repositories

    Quote Originally Posted by lvds View Post
    Hi,

    Thank you very much for a so comprehensive document of vmware player.
    The vmware works fine but i haven't found how to gain access to my real hardDisk.
    Usually my harddisk is recognised as /dev/hda1, may you explain how to setup the vmware player to have it use the harddisk ? I have another disk at /dev/hdb1 also ; does the harddisks have to be NTFS or FAT32 or something else to be recognised ?

    Best regards,
    Laurent.
    VMWare is a Virtual Machine which means that there is a virtual layer between your real hardware and your virtual hardware. The two are not inter-connective. The only way it's possible to transfer files between VMWare and your real hard drive is by using SSH or when in Windows, WinSCP via the SSH protocol.

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