Aug 2, 2010

Install Vmware Server 2.0.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx 64-bit

Attempting to install Vmware Server 2.0.2 on Lucid 64-bit will ultimately stop at the building modules step "Execution Aborted." To get around these errors, an excellent working guide can be followed at: hmontoliu's blog.

*Important notes*
Towards the end of the hmontoliu's guide, for my installation, I did not opt for the "-d" flag, which uses default selections for a Vmware Server installation, because I needed to enter in the:
  1. Administrative user name
  2. Networking options
  3. Serial number
Using the "-d" flag prevented me from specifying an administrative user name, so after my first installation attempt, I could not log into the installation.

Did not work for me:
"/usr/bin/ -d"

Did work:

Hopefully, you'll now see:
"The configuration of VMware Server 2.0.2 build-203138 for Linux for this
running kernel completed successfully."

Now your server can be accessed at:
https://localhost:8333 or http://localhost:8222

I believe the latest Firefox may have some issues accessing a SSL'ed Vmware server, so try using the unsecured http link to see if that works for you.


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