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Installation and Configuration of VMWare on Ubuntu Interpid (8.10)

1 - First, obtain a license from VMware here

2 - Install the following packages
apt-get install linux-source-2.6.27 linux-libc-dev xinetd

3 - Then, download VMware
Untar: tar -xvzf VMware-server-1.0.8-126538.tar.gz
cd vmware-server-distrib/

4 - Run the installer
-> Answer yes to each question until it (run the configure script), to which reply "No"

5 - Now, it is necessary to download the patch in order to build the kernel module (Tested with 2.6.27-7-generic)
tar -xvzf vmware-update-2.6.27-5.5.7-2.tar.gz
cd vmware-update-2.6.27-5.5.7-2

-> Answer yes to all questions and press ENTER to use the default settings.

6 - Check whether the service is running

/etc/init.d/vmware status
Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0 is running
Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 is running
Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 is running
NAT networking on /dev/vmnet8 is running
Module vmmon loaded
Module vmnet loaded


Giovanni R said...

Do you know if can I follow this steps for version 2 of Vmware Server too?

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