How to install VMware server2 on ubuntu 8.10 Desktop


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vmware-icon.jpgubuntu.gifThis Tutorial will help you to install VMware server2 on ubuntu 8.10



1- To downoald VMware, folow link below : ,you have to create an account before to begin downloading. as is described below

After creating an account you will receive an email with a link to download page click on it and you will have this screen :



As we are installing Mvware on ubuntu you have just to write down the licencing key for linux , this key   will be needed during the installation.

Now scroll down until  you  see :


Choose the tar image and start downloading :


click ok



Now open the terminal to install some necessary packages :

zinovsky@zinovsky-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential xinetd

Then go to the location where you saved the Mvware server :

zinovsky@zinovsky-desktop:~$cd /home/zinovsky/Desktop (dont forget to change zinovsky with your username)

Now we have to unpack the Mvware server :

zinovsky@zinovsky-desktop:~$tar xvfz Vmware-server-*.tar.gz


zinovsky@zinovsky-desktop:~$cd vmware-server-distrib

after use the command : sudo ./

The installation will run and you will got something like this :

During the installation you will be asked so many questions,

When the installer asks you In which directory do you want to keep your virtual machine files?
[/var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines]  after answer the questions by choosing
default ones  just  hit every time you have a question  ,

At the end of the installation, you will be asked to enter a serial number, you have to enter the serial number that looks in your screen :


Now after the installation has succeed we have to remove the installation folder by typing this :

zinovsky@zinovsky-desktop:~$ cd /home/zinovsky/Desktop

zinovsky@zinovsky-desktop:~/Desktop$ rm -f VMware-server*

zinovsky@zinovsky-desktop:~/Desktop$ rm -fr vmware-server-distrib/

If you have accepted the default values during the installation ,the default password of Mvware will be the root password of ubuntu , but as long as ubuntu has no root password by default we will create one now by typing :

zinovsky@zinovsky-desktop:~/Desktop$ sudo passwd root

[sudo] password for zinovsky:

Enter new UNIX password: ******

Retype new UNIX password: ******

passwd: password updated successfully


Now we have MVware installed but we know that  has no desktop application, the management interface can be accessed locally and also remotely , if you want to access localy you have to type in your firefox : for http we will use port 8222

http://127.0.01:8222 if you choose secure port then you have to type in firefox : you will have this screen :



Click on add exception :



and then click again on add exception :


After click on get certificate and confirm security exception.

Afterwards, you will see the VMware Server login form. Type in root and the password you’ve just created

and ya, you`re MVware is ready.

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