How to Install Vmware Server in Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)
Vmware server features
- Runs on any standard x86 hardware
- Supports 64-bit guest operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and SolarisCan be managed by VMware VirtualCenter to efficiently provision, monitor and manage infrastructure from a central management console
- Supports two-processor Virtual SMP, enabling a single virtual machine to span multiple physical processors
- Runs on a wider variety of Linux and Windows host and guest operating systems than any server virtualization product on the market Captures entire state of a virtual machine and rolls back at any time with the click of a single button
- Installs like an application, with quick and easy, wizard-driven installation
- Quick and easy, wizard-driven virtual machine creation
- Opens VMware or Microsoft virtual machine format and Symantec LiveState Recovery images with VM Importer
- Supports Intel Virtualization Technology
- Protects investment with an easy upgrade path to VMware Infrastructure
WARNING: "this tutorial is meant for users that have a good knowledge of development tools and manual installation process and will be hardly supported by the Ubuntu community. Standard supported procedure are to install packages from the official repositories, not to compile them by hand".
Install Vmware Server in Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
Preparing your system
First you need to install the following packages
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
In my case i have used the following command
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-2.6.22-14-generic
sudo apt-get install xinetd
Download Vmware server
First you need to register from here to downlaod and to get registration number
Create a directory
Download vmware sorce code using the following comamnd in to
Extract the file using the following command
tar -vxzf VMware-server-1.0.4-56528.tar.gz
Now you have vmware-server-distrib directory
Start the installation using the following comamnd
This will start the installation you can see the steps in the following screens you can accept all defaults
This will complete the instalaltion
Using Vmware Server in Ubuntu
If you want to open Vmware Server Console go to Applications—>System Tools—>Vmware Server Console
Once it Opens you should see similar to the following selct localhost option and click on connect
Now you should see similar to the following screen if you want to create new virtual machine click on “Create a new virtual machine”
Once it open you should see the following screen and click on Next
Virtual machine configuration options select Typical click on Next
Select Guest operating system click on Next
You want to change the guest operating system name and location of this GuestOS you can do here click on Next
Select Network connection Option and Click on Next
Select your disk size and click on Finish
Vmware Disk Creation in Progress
Once it craeted new disk your machine is ready to install vmware GuestOS
Vmware-Server Version Details
Uninstall Vmware server
Run the following command from your terminal
Or you could just add the Canonical Partner Repository, then
sudo apt-get install vmware-server
thanks a loot but you also add vmpril api any way thanks loot
This worked to install VMware player, when the `Add/Remove’ function and Synaptic did not.
Just Typed tar -vxzf VMware-player-2.0.2-59824.i386.tar.gz
Instead of: tar -vxzf VMware-server-1.0.4-56528.tar.gz
I have installed vmware-server successfully. When installing vmware-player the vmware-server was deinstalled automatically. After reinmstalling vmware-server the vmware-ülayer was deinstalled automatically.
Does anybody knows how to install both ?
Well done. Lots of detail. I’m a newbie, and so I copied an pasted your instructions. Thank you.
I can’t seem to get it to work, I get stuck. First I get this warning just before specifying port 902 for remote connections
WARNING: could not find /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/.smac_linux.x86_64.o.cmd for /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/smac_linux.x86_64.o
Then, when it tries to generate the ssl certificates I get this error and it breaks
Unable to get the last modification timestamp of the destination file
I am a noob with linux so any help is more than welcome
I’m installing VMWare 10.4, that required Serial number. I need serial number. Help me.
you need to register with the following link to get the vmware serial numbers
Great tutorial… Thank you for writing this up. You may want to remove your VMWare key from the screenshot though!
Mine failed on install but worked once I downloaded this:
tar -vxzf vmware-any-any-update115.tar.gz
and ran this:
for ubuntu 7.10 add this line to
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu gutsy partner
Thanks Paul! It worked like a breeze.
Also, can you update us about how one can know the URLs (and specific arguments), for a given version of ubuntu?
Worked Great for me…thanks for the work guys!
(Linux shane-desktop 2.6.22-15-generic #1 SMP Tue Jun 10 09:21:34 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux)
Mine seemed to install, and shows up on the menu. However, it goes like “starting WMware server console…”, then shuts down…
Does some kind soul out there know what to do here?
Hi everybody, so i have read this tutorial, but its not really helping me @ all, im really new to ubuntu(unix stuff overall) and i have downloaded a version of vm server.
so here are some details, i use ubuntu 7.10 server version and vmserver VMware-server-1.0.6-91891.tar.
i have allready extracted on my pc but what is the next step, how can i start it an create some virtuell server?
some tips for more detailled sites for newbies? i need something like step for step 😉
Thanks for excellent tutorial!
Thanks so much, I got VMWare Server 2 RC1 up and running on Ubuntu Server 184.108.40.206 and hosting my webserver very quickly!!!
I have installed VMware Server both in Linuxmint 4.0 and 5.0 but also in Wine Doors !
All works fine but some little trouble with Synaptic Package Manager stop on 70% done..
if you type in the Seek /Find word VMware in Synaptic Package Manager (Liuxmint 4.0) it will show the updates needed to get a working VMware in linuxmint.
here are some serials keys:
VMware Server (for Windows and Linux systems)
Latest Version: 1.0.5 | 3/14/08 | Build 80187
have fun with it all…
P.s If anyone knows how to upgrade Linuxmint 4.0 to 5.0 with out reinstalling 5.0 direct ? Like you can do with Ubuntu 7.0.4 to 7.10 then to 8.0.4 with out reinstaling !
I tried to install vmware workstation trial before I tried to install server, I uninstalled all packages that contained “vmware” except mdetect. And this is what I get when I try to install vmware-server:
A previous installation of VMware software has been detected.
The previous installation was made by the rpm installer (version 4).
Converting the rpm4 installer database format
to the tar3 installer database format.
error: package VMwareWorkstation is not installed
I am getting a error of
E: /var/cache/apt/archives/vmware-server_1.0.4-1gutsy2_i386.deb: subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
I am new to Linux, Ubuntu and VMware but I now have a Ubuntu & VMware Server up and running!
Ubuntu Server V8 – Hardy Heron
VMware Server V2
Wish I had seen this a few days ago before I bought two books!
I installed vmware server 2.0, however it does not show in the menu … something i am missing?
I am not a linux gus so any help would be appreciated…
I got the install, but it doesn’t show up in my system tools.
I tried running vmware from terminal window, but it just opens an html browser window and nothing else.
I can perhaps add an application to the system tools menu, but don’t know what the application file is.
Can anyone help?
Thank you very much!
Did you try to logout and login back check system tools now
yes, I restarted and everything.
I think I installed the wrong thing, when I even try to start it in terminal I see this before the web app opens:
[email protected]:/home/christina# vmware
Launching VMware Web Access using /usr/bin/xdg-open
I really goofed, huh?
Maybe I should run through it all again?
I’m sort of new to Linux. I’m trying to get a Vmware-Server going so I can access some windows programs that don’t work in Wine (MSMoney 2000 mainly, I need it for my finances and no, I’ve looked at GnuCash and others and they’re not up to scratch.)
Anyway, I tried the above and it said “None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Server is suitable for your running kernel.” It offered to build one, I accepted and it failed like below:
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only’
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.27-7-generic/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.27-7-generic’
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/machine.h:24,
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/x86.h:830:1: warning: “PTE_PFN_MASK” redefined
In file included from include/asm/paravirt.h:7,
include/asm/page.h:22:1: warning: this is the location of the previous definition
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/vmhost.h:13,
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_semaphore.h:5:27: error: asm/semaphore.h: No such file or directory
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:146: error: unknown field ‘nopage’ specified in initializer
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:147: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:150: error: unknown field ‘nopage’ specified in initializer
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:151: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function ‘LinuxDriver_Ioctl’:
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1670: error: too many arguments to function ‘smp_call_function’
make: *** [/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.27-7-generic’
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only’
Unable to build the vmmon module.
So I tried using the partner repositories, updating the commands Paul gave for Gutsy to Intrepid (as that’s what I’m using) and that worked OK, but when I ran but sudo apt-get vmware-server, it said “E: Invalid operation vmware-server”. Vmware-Server doesn’t appear to exist in this repository.
I’m having the same problem as mentioned above. Seems there are loads of threads about this yet none of the seem to work (at least for me).
Any help would be great.
Currently running latest version of Ubuntu (8.10), tried vmware-server 2, 1.06, 1.04 (as mentioned above)…all fail with the vmmom issue. Even tried the any-any update but still the same.
I’m new to Linux and can now see why people are still staying with Microsoft. At least there it just installs and works (and many of the threads mention that people are trying to install windows…makes you think).
Anyway one thing is true…lots of people are willing to help newbies overcome there thickness…so help if you can please.
WOW, Done all this then realised I needed a GUI to get the system up and going … doh !!
Looks like I’ll have to try again on a different OS ..thanks for the easy to follow guide even for a n00b like me !
I have to say, this Ubuntu product is just garbage. I got the same error when trying to do updates, fixed it, then the server can’t connect to the sites listed in the sources.list file. Just garbage!