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Thread: HOW TO: install VMware Server 1.0.4 on Gutsy 32Bit

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    Question HOW TO: install VMware Server 1.0.4 on Gutsy 32Bit

    Here is how I did it. I had a fresh install of Gutsy 32 bit.

    1. Go to http://vmware.com/download/server/ and download the latest version (1.0.4)

    2. Make sure you register so you can get the serial key at http://register.vmware.com/content/registration.html

    3. Make sure you install this: sudo aptitude install build-essential linux-headers-'uname -r' xorg-dev xinetd

    4. Now you can extract the file you dowloaded to a new folder
    use this: tar -zxvf VMware-server

    5. CD to the created folder and do this: sudo ./vmware-install.pl

    6. Installation will start. Select the default options and in 5 minutes you will have your VMware Server Working

    7. Hope this helps the desperate ones!!!!

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    Re: HOW TO: install VMware Server 1.0.4 on Gutsy 32Bit

    do you need a serial number to run this server?
    I tried installing VMware using another similiar HowTo I was following and at some point I was prompted for a serial number.
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    Smile Re: HOW TO: install VMware Server 1.0.4 on Gutsy 32Bit

    Hello there MemoryDump. Yes you do need to get a serial to install VMware Server.
    Just go to http://register.vmware.com/content/registration.html and register yourself and they will give you the serial key you need.

    Let me know if you need help.... Ill be glad to help you!

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    Re: HOW TO: install VMware Server 1.0.4 on Gutsy 32Bit

    What a pity there is no 64 bits version for Gutsy AMD64
    Only knowledge will set you free.
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    Re: HOW TO: install VMware Server 1.0.4 on Gutsy 32Bit

    Worked perfectly. Thanks AndyCat.

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    Talking Re: HOW TO: install VMware Server 1.0.4 on Gutsy 32Bit

    Im glad it helped you mayonaise15.....
    At the moment im trying to make VMWARE server to run on 64 bit systems... ill be posting if I can do it.....

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    Re: HOW TO: install VMware Server 1.0.4 on Gutsy 32Bit

    I was successful up until step 4 (tar -zxvf VMware-server) where I received the response as follows:

    rocky@rocky-desktop:~$ tar -zxvf VMware-server
    tar: VMware-server: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

    My download is on the desktop and I simply did cut and paste for the step 4

    AMD 64, Ubuntu 7.10

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: HOW TO: install VMware Server 1.0.4 on Gutsy 32Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by rhardie View Post
    I was successful up until step 4 (tar -zxvf VMware-server) where I received the response as follows:

    rocky@rocky-desktop:~$ tar -zxvf VMware-server
    tar: VMware-server: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

    My download is on the desktop and I simply did cut and paste for the step 4

    AMD 64, Ubuntu 7.10

    Thanks in advance
    after you type "tar -zxvf VMware-server" hit TAB. It should auto-complete the rest of the file name for you. It should match the file you downloaded.
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    Re: HOW TO: install VMware Server 1.0.4 on Gutsy 32Bit

    Uh... any idea how to install VMWare Player?

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    Re: HOW TO: install VMware Server 1.0.4 on Gutsy 32Bit

    vmware player is in the repositories. use synaptic.

    be warned tho... vmware-server and vmware player do not play well together. You have to remove one COMPLETELY before the other...

    and by COMPLETELY - I mean you dotn just do the uninstall process... you then need to go on a hunt and destroy mission to find and delete any and all directories, config files etc....

    if not you will have grief.

    If your system is a vmware "virgin"... never had any flavour of vmware installed. then no issue.

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