[ubuntu-uk] VMWare on gutsy

Michael Holloway michael at thedarkwinter.com
Wed Oct 24 18:44:00 BST 2007


> > I have vmware player installed,  in my experience using the package from 
> > vmware[1] has a higher success rate. I used the source package from 
> > vmware's website in my case: VMware-player-2.0.1-55017.x86_64.tar.gz the 
> > ran the vmware-install.pl script
> > 
> > I think you will need the package build-essential installed before you 
> > run the install script for the script to compile the kernel module.
> > 
> > 
> > [1] http://www.vmware.com/download/player/player_reg.html (you have to 
> > enter some details annoyingly)
> > 
> > Regards,
> > 
> > Michael
> > 
> Try Virtualbox-ose instead if your having major problems.

Hi Guys

Thanks for the advice... but, its for a production company server, so i
need to be running vmware-server, no options.

I think tomorrow i will start a-fresh (install from scratch) and try
again, failing that i will fall back to a previous release (ive had it
working on 6.06,6.10,7.04 with no problems). The only thing is this is a
brand new server, and 6.06 (which i wanted to install) doesn't support
the NIC, and i thought it would be easier to just use a later version
that try and install kernel patches and stuff to get the network
working!

I see from previous posts that a couple of people have got it working,
so i must have just done something wrong :(




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