Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Jul 2006 20:03 UTC, submitted by falko
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "VMware has just released version 1.0 of its free VMware Server. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install the free VMware Server on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS."
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you can also use the rpm
by subterrific on Sun 16th Jul 2006 21:29 UTC
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2005-07-10

I just used alien to convert the vmware server rpm to a debian package and installed that. It works fine and instead of downloading all the packages needed to build vmware, I only needed to install kernel headers and run vmware-config.pl. Hopefully someone will provide an apt repository soon.

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RE: you can also use the rpm
by butters on Mon 17th Jul 2006 07:06 in reply to "you can also use the rpm"
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2005-07-08

Yeah, this tutorial really shows the hardest way to do things, but most distributions haven't had enough time to reliably package VMware Server. For Workstation, on my distro (Gentoo), I just do 'emerge vmware-workstation' and then run vmware-config.pl.

Unfortunately, that script doesn't play well with the new 1GB lowmem support in newer kernels, so I had to comment out the kernel address space size check in the perl script.

There isn't an ebuild for vmware-server yet, and from the looks of the vmware-workstation ebuild, it might take some time. It is a bitch and a half to install VMWare on linux.

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