How To Install VMware Server 1.0.x On An Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop - Page 2
Next do this:
Before we finish the VMware Server installation, we must build a new kernel with the init_mm feature enabled. Become root...
... and install the kernel source:
aptitude install linux-source-2.6.31
Next we install a few packages that we need to build the kernel:
aptitude install fakeroot build-essential crash kexec-tools makedumpfile kernel-wedge linux libncurses5-dev kernel-package
If you notice that a new kernel gets installed during this command, please reboot the system:
Now become root again:
Next do this:
... and add the line EXPORT_UNUSED_SYMBOL(init_mm); right at the end of the file, behind DEFINE_PER_CPU_SHARED_ALIGNED(struct tss_struct, init_tss) = INIT_TSS;:
Then copy the kernel configuration of the current kernel into the kernel source directory...
cp /boot/config-`uname -r` .config
... and run:
In the kernel configuration menu, go to Load an Alternate Configuration File...
... fill in .config and select Ok:
Next select Exit in the main kernel configuration menu...
... and then Yes when you're asked: Do you wish to save your new kernel configuration?
to build the new kernel. This can take a lot of time so be patient.
Afterwards you can find a linux-image and a linux-headers .deb package in the /usr/src/ directory:
root@falko-desktop:/usr/src# ls -l
Install both packages as follows...
dpkg -i linux-image-126.96.36.199-custom_188.8.131.52-custom-10.00.Custom_amd64.deb linux-headers-184.108.40.206-custom_220.127.116.11-custom-10.00.Custom_amd64.deb
... and then reboot the system:
... as a normal user, and you should see your new kernel:
falko@falko-desktop:~$ uname -a
Now we can continue with the VMware Server installation:
Answer the following question with yes:
Before running VMware for the first time after update, you need to configure it
Afterwards you can accept the default values simply by hitting <ENTER>.
When the installer asks you
In which directory do you want to keep your virtual machine files?
you can either accept the default value or specify a location that has enough free space to store your virtual machines.
At the end of the installation, you will be asked to enter a serial number:
Please enter your 20-character serial number.
Type XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX or 'Enter' to cancel:
Fill in your serial number for VMware Server.
After the successful installation, you can delete the VMware Server download file and the installation directory:
You will now find VMware Server under Applications > Other > VMware Server Console:
When you start it, select Local host:
Afterwards, you can create virtual machines (or import your virtual Windows machine that you created with VMware Converter):