Couple of questions about Ubuntu Vmware install

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by kokpelli, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. kokpelli

    kokpelli New Member

    Hi I followed the guide for the VMware Server install on Ubuntu LTS.
    I was already using Ubuntu LTS as a desktop - so I just used that - I din't do a Ubuntu server install.

    The install went fine. I am able to install guest operating systems from CDs.


    1) Using the web interface I am not able to change options. Do I have to create a root account to do this? I only have my user account that I use with sudo.

    2) Maybe I'm being an idiot, but how do you get the downloaded virtual appliances to work? I downloaded a few - I figured it would be as simple as putting them in the default directory for VMs. This didn't work.

    Thank you!
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    1) I guess you need a root user. I did not test it without root account as I wrote the howto.

    2) Have you unpacked the .zip file. Please have a look at the vmware image importing guide, it is for windows but shall work for linux as well.
  3. kokpelli

    kokpelli New Member

    Thanks Till,

    I must of had a corrupt download or something. I tried the virtual appliance again and it worked fine.

    Ok, with Ubuntu LTS - Do you know how to make a root account? I tried to add the user root with the gui (didn't try the CLI) and it said "that user already exists". But I never made a root account and I can't log in as root - just my normal account with sudo. :confused:

    Thanks again!
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    To set a password for the root account, open a shell window and switch to root with the following command:

    sudo su

    then use this command to set a root password:

    passwd root

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