How To: Install VMWare Server 2.0.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 32 or 64 bit with Patch
I recently installed VMWare server on a Ubuntu 10.04 system and found that it was pretty easy but there was a patch that needs to be installed for everything to work correctly. I will go over the installation of the patch and VMWare.
1. First thing to do is download VMWare Server from http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_downloads/vmware_server/2_0 and extract the file into /usr/src
2. Also a couple of dependanceies need to be installed to compile vmware.
apt-get install make gcc
3. Next you need to download the patch files from here, or you can get them from the author, http://nerdbynature.de/bits/2.6.32-22/ all of the individual files need to be downloaded from the author I packaged all of them into a tar file.
4. The easiest way to do this is downloading the tar package to /usr/src then use the tar zxf patch-vm.tar.gz to extract the files into a folder.
5. Once you have extracted the patch folder go into that directory and no changes need to be made if you are working out of /usr/src/patch-vm. Now in there run the script “./patch-vmware_2.6.3x.sh /usr/src/vmware-server-distrib/lib/modules/source” this command will patch all the files needed to clean up VMWare.
6. Now VMWare can be installed with the vmware-install.pl script in the folder containing the vmware source.
These directions assume you have a basic understanding of linux and how to install applications.