Written by Guillermo Garron .
Date: 2007-02-27 10:36:30 -0400
To install VMware server on Debian Etch (4.0) you first need to have Etch installed on you host PC, you can achieve this by using the netinst CD available at:
Once you have it installed you can proceed with this How To install VMware server on Debian Etch
1.- First install some software needed (as root)
apt-get install libx11-6 libx11-dev libxtst6 xinetd wget apt-get install linux-headers-uname -r build-essential apt-get install binutils-doc make manpages-dev autoconf automake1.9 libtool flex bison gdb libc6-dev-amd64 lib64gcc1 gcc-2.95-doc apt-get install gcc
2.- Get the Software
You can use
wget, to get the appropiate code, or any mean you prefer, once you have the .tar.gz file.
tar xvzf [package_downloaded] cd vmware-server-distrib ./vmware-install.pl
4.- Patching the software
As Etch has a newer version of Kernel the VMware server needs to be patched, here is how.
Get the vmware patch
tar xvzf vwmare-any-any-update108.tar.gz
Change to its directory
Run the script that is going to patch the VMWare.
5.- Automatic start vmware at start
update-rc.d vmware defaults 20
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