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VMWare Server 1

VMWARE SERVER 1.0.6 ON UBUNTU 8.04 DESKTOP

Bridging
  1. sudo apt-get install bridge-utils
  2. Open /etc/network/interfaces.
  3. Edit the file to look like this:
  
  auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback

    auto br0
    iface br0 inet dhcp
        bridge_ports eth0
        bridge_fd 9
        bridge_hello 2
        bridge_maxage 12
        bridge_stp off

    iface eth0 inet static
        address 172.16.5.0
        netmask 255.255.255.0

  1. sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
Install VMWare Server
  1. sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r` xinetd
For 64 bit:
  1. sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r` xinetd ia32-libs
  1. mkdir -P ~/src/VMWare
  2. download and register:
  1. cd ~/src/VMWare
  2. tar xzf VMware-server-1.0.5-80187.tar.gz
  3. tar xzf vmware-any-any-update-116.tgz 
  4. cd vmware-server-distrib
  5. sudo ./vmware-install.pl
  6. run /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl". Do you want this program to invoke the command for you now? [yes]
  7. type no
  8. cd  ~/src/VMWare/vmware-any-any-update116
  9. sudo ./runme.pl
  10. Answer "yes" to run "/usr/bin/vmware-config.pl"
  11. Enter serial number.
For 32 bit:
  1. sudo cp /lib/libgcc_s.so.1 /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgcc_s.so.1
  2. sudo cp /usr/lib/libpng12.so.0 /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libpng12.so.0
For 64 bit:
  1. sudo ln -s /usr/lib32 /usr/l32
  2. sudo sed -i -e 's:usr/lib/:usr/l32/:g'  /usr/lib32/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/loader-files.d/libgtk2.0-0.loaders
  3. sudo sed -i -e 's:usr/lib/:usr/l32/:g' /usr/lib32/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0.1200.9
Install Web Tools
  1. Download Web Management Interface for Linux http://register.vmware.com/content/download.html to "~/src/VMWare"
  2. cd ~/src/VMWare
  3. tar zxvf VMware-mui-<xxx>.tar.gz
  4. sudo ./vmware-install.pl
  5. sudo apt-get install apache2, this will install apache
  6. sudo /etc/init.d/httpd.vmware start
  7. sudo /etc/init.d/httpd.vmware restart
  8. sudo /etc/init.d/httpd.vmware status
If starting the service fails:
  1. sudo ln -s -f /bin/bash /bin/sh
  2. sudo vmware-config-mui.pl
Convert qcow to vmdk
  1. qemu-img convert -f qcow <image> -O vmdk <image>.vmdk
Links
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Server
http://macrolinz.com/macrolinz/index.php/2006/01/09/physcial-to-virtual/
Notes:
if installing on Ubuntu Server, sudo apt-get install x-window-system-core + http://users.piuha.net/martti/comp/ubuntu/en/server.html
or http://maketecheasier.com/installing-vmware-server-in-hardy-heron/2008/04/29
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