How to install VMware server 2.0 in Ubuntu intrepid


In past, whenever Ubuntu came out with the new version, VMware installation will break. But surprisingly, when VMware server 2.0 is installed in Ubuntu Intrepid, it installed and run smoothly, without need to apply the patch. So, if you are looking for installing VMware server 2.0 on your Ubuntu intrepid then here is the tutorial to do it.

How to install VMware server 2.0 in Ubuntu intrepid

  1. Download VMware server 2.0 . Here you need to register for free account to download and get the license key. In the download page, select the tar image for the Linux PC and it is 539 MB file and it may take some time to download.
  2. Using archive manger tool, extract tar file to the home folder and now you will see vmware-server-distrib folder.
  3. Before starting installation, we need to install necessary dependencies in your terminal
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers- `uname-r` build-essential xinetd

    After it is done,

    cd vmware-server-distrib
    sudo ./

    In between the installation, you will encounter a message “unable to make a vsock module which can be loaded in the running kernel”.Next it will arrive at this prompt,

    [quote]The current administrative user for VMware server is. Would you like to specify a different administrator.[/quote]

    If you select the default answer [no], you need to log into your vmware console as root. This is not a big issue, but if you want to log in as your own user ID, then type YES and hit Enter. It will then ask you to type in your user ID.

  4. Now, if you choose to log in as root, you need to set the password for root.
     sudo passwd root
  5. Keyboard configuration option for VMware is not turned on by default, here is the trick.
    gedit ~/.vmware/config
  6. Paste the following line to the text file.
    xkeymap.nokeycodemap = TRUE
  7. Open the Firefox browser and in the URL bar, type in http://localhost:8222
  8. Log in with your username and password. If you have chosen the default option, login name will be root and password is one you have set previously.

That’s it, you can now create your own virtual machine.