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Installing VMWare Server (Free) in Debian Sarge

February 4, 2007

If you want to give virtualization a try, please intall the Free VMware Server.
You can get it from here.
Remeber to register your product in order to get the free license.

You’ll need both the server package and the Management Interface packacge installed on your server. Then you can either use the Linux or Windows Console.

su –
cd /usr/lib
ln -s libm.so libm.so.6
apt-get install libxi6

In order to compile the VMware modules you’ll need the Kernel headers

apt-get install kernel-headers-`uname -r`

If you don’t have an X11 server installed then you must intall the Xlibs as well

apt-get install xlibs

After downloading the VMware-server-1.0.1-29996.tar.gz run
Copy the downloaded file to tmp and run

tar zxf VMware-server-1.0.1-29996.tar.gz
tar zxf VMware-mui-1.0.1-29996.tar.gz

Then run

cd vmware-server-distrib
./vmware-config.pl

cd ../vmware-mui-distrib
./vmware-install.pl

After the installation run

/etc/init.d/inet.d restart
/etc/init.d/httpd.vmware restart

Open the console type the server IP a user name and a password (root/passwd) and you’re set.

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