Vmware installation

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by sudha, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. sudha

    sudha New Member

    I tried installing vmware ..but i some promlems in it i cud not able to complete the installation !!
    this is what i did...

    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential xinetd
    it installed some packages and then prompted me to do this..
    "Media change: please insert the disc labeled
    'Ubuntu 5.10 _Breezy Badger_ - Release i386 (20051012)'
    in the drive '/cdrom/' and press enter"
    so i inserted the disc(mine was i486) and pressed enter it showed
    and after few secs again showed the same prompt to insert the cd.so i justt pressed ctrl+C !!!!(stopped) then did..

    sudo apt-get install gcc-3.4
    then downloaded the vmware software from http://www.vmware.com/products/server/
    extracted the folder to /tmp then i did..
    cd /tmp
    cd vmware-server-distrib
    export CC=/usr/bin/gcc-3.4
    till here everything was okay..then when i did ..
    sudo ./vmware-install.pl
    it asked the location for all files and folders to be instaled i accepted the default one's
    but finally it says.....

    "Unable to get the access rights of source file "./vmware-vix/bin".

    Execution aborted."

    but i cant see the bin inside the folder ./vmware-vix (tried ls -a ./vmware-vix)

    !!!!:confused: PLease help me!!
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2007
  2. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator


    I don't know what is required to run the vmware in breezy... have you considered using dapper or edgy? It works fine there...
    Regarding the cd-rom: If I were you I would comment out the cd-rom as apt source.
  3. sudha

    sudha New Member

    OKay...i have two seperate machines , a windows machine and a linux machin
    i want to access ,copy files /folders from my windows machine i have installde samba but if i type smb:// i can see all the shared folders of my windows machine as a links but i want to copy them into my linux machine and also run my php scripts which are present in windows www folder.
    how can i do this. Basically like acces network computers in windows from linux machine.
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Have you thought about using WinSCP to copy the files from your Windows to your Linux system?
  5. zcworld

    zcworld New Member

    Vmware : server is a lot harder and more evil to install
    i found it was killer to install on fedora / centos / suse
    i gave up due to the number of errors but maybe over the weekend i will look at it again

    just maybe
  6. zcworld

    zcworld New Member

    i got Vmware server to install in Ubuntu ver 6.06 :
    i dont have ver 5 of Ubuntu
    But ... i guess its almost the same way
    i found i needed the
    gcc ( i copyed over the gcc folder from the ver 6.06 server cd ) and install them
    than run the vmware server intall and it went

    < ATM : its just installed : i got the program to load up .. so far thats it >
  7. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    What you need on Dapper and Edgy to install vmware server is the following:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential xinetd gcc-3.4
    I don't know about Breezy.... well, and I haven't succeeded yet getting VmWare to run on Feisty... that's what still keeping me from using it...
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    We have a tutorial for VMware server on Ubuntu 6.06: http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu_vmware_server

    And this one is for Debian Sarge: http://www.howtoforge.com/debian_sarge_vmware_server_howto

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