How To Install VMware Server On OpenSUSE 10.3
Install Vmware server on opensue 10.3
This is a tutorial on how to install
Vmware server 1.05 on openSUSE 10.3. I use the default GNOME install
and add needed packages.So lets start by downloading Vmware Server.
You can find it here
You will have to register for your free license, but its all good.
Once you get to the linux downloads, you want to download the RPM
package. So lets start
bold writing are command that you
need to enter
letting are command that you need to issue as root
click on Computer > More
Applications > YaST
Put in root password for YaST
Scroll down until you see Software
Management and single click on it
Check for the following software.
If you don't have it installed, install it
make (This is most likely already
installed, but just to double check)
Once you have installed that
software, lets head over to the command line. Right click on the
desktop and select “open terminal”
Once you get into the terminal,
you want to log in as a super user or root. You can do this by using
the su command
Next you want
to run the following command. This will check for the needed
software and it will also show you the kernel modules that are
installed. You MUST have the same kernel numbers though out,
or you will have issues later down the road
rpm -qa kernel* gcc* make
It will look like
this when the command is run
linux-box:/home/clmowers # rpm
-qa kernel* gcc* make
Notice that both
of the kernels are the same. If these numbers are diffent then you
need to run the online updates to get the lastest ones and to make
sure everything matches. ***Just remember that these numbers change,
This was the latest kernel when I wrote this, yours might be
different from mine.
OK, lets move
on. Next we want to change the directory to /usr/scr/linux. We can
do that by this command
linux-box:/home/clmowers # cd
next we want
to issue these commands. Don't worry, we are almost done in the
command line for the time being.
make mrproper; make cloneconfig;
You will notice that it is done when you
get back to this line
moment we all have been waiting for, installing vmware server. But
we are not done yet. Once vmware server is installed we will need to
configure it. Then you can start adding all the VM that your heart
Next you want
to go to where you have downloaded the file and right click and
select install software
windows closes we are ready to configure it. I know I know, but we
are almost done. Just 2 more minutes.
open up a new
terminal window (or open the one you already had) and issue this
bring you to the /usr/bin directory. Next we want to run the pl
script the vmware was so kind of to provide us. This will let us
configure the server
We will start
out by reading the EULA. Hit space or enter to go through the
agreement. Once you are done reading hit Q and then type yes. Now
what I did was just accept all the defaults. This will give you a
very good install of vmware. My only suggestion would be to create a
folder under your /home/username/ directory called vms. When you get
to the question asking you where you want to have your virutual
machine saved, type in that location.
You will be
ask for your license key, so make sure that you have one. Type it in
and press eneter.
There you have it.
That was pretty simple. Now that we have vmware server installed we
can install as many virtual machine as your computer can handle. But
just for a reference, I have one computer running a intel celeron
2.40 GHz with 1 GB of ram running 5 VM 2 Windows server 2003 and 1
opensuse 10.3 and 2 ubuntu 7.10 server all running at the same time.
Not bad considering the hardware. Anyways have fun and enjoy your new
install of Vmware
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