View Full Version : [ubuntu] Minimal Way to run VMware Player on Ubuntu Server

November 21st, 2008, 01:29 AM
I'm looking for the most resource efficient way to run a stripped down Win 2K or XP VM on a machine I have running Ubuntu Server.

Presently it's GUI-less, but if I have to install one I'm looking for the most minimal thing that will support VMware Player. I tried doing "apt-get install ubuntu-desktop" but there are way too many packages there. Any ideas?

November 21st, 2008, 01:39 AM
for a minimal desktop i would recommend doing the following:

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

and reboot