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VMware Server and Linux Mint 5

Postby waellerbe on Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:49 pm

Original Topic: "Installation Guide: Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop) - Page 6"
Source: http://www.howtoforge.com/desktop-insta ... -daryna-p6

To Whom It May Concern,

I stumbled across an awesome guide for installing VMware Server onto Linux Mint 4. In kind, I just happen to have Linux Mint 5 and I have not yet been successful with getting VMware Server to work. In kind, I would receive the following error message on my system ...

In which directory do you want to install the application's icon?
[/usr/share/pixmaps]

/usr/share/applications/vmware-server.desktop: warning: value "vmware-server.png" for key "Icon" in group "Desktop Entry" is an icon name with an extension, but there should be no extension as described in the Icon Theme Specification if the value is not an absolute path
/usr/share/applications/vmware-console-uri-handler.desktop: warning: value "vmware-server.png" for key "Icon" in group "Desktop Entry" is an icon name with an extension, but there should be no extension as described in the Icon Theme Specification if the value is not an absolute path
Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Server is suitable for your
running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes] n

For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please
visit our Web site at "http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/modules.html" and
"http://www.vmware.com/support/reference/linux/prebuilt_modules_linux.html".

Execution aborted.

william@william-mint /tmp/vmware-server-distrib $


End of text from error message

During the installation process, everything worked well until I ran the sudo ./vmware-install.pl command
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Unpack the VMware Server .tar.gz file and run the installer:

tar xvfz VMware-server-*.tar.gz
cd vmware-server-distrib
sudo ./vmware-install.pl

The installer will ask you a lot of questions. You can always accept the default values simply by hitting <ENTER>.
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If you know of anything that I can do, to get VMware Server to work on Linux Mint 5, I would greatly appreciate your insight. I really like Linux Mint 5, and I would prefer to use VMware Server instead of VirtualBox. Thanks in advance and make it a great day.

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Re: VMware Server and Linux Mint 5

Postby 67GTA on Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:59 pm

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Re: VMware Server and Linux Mint 5

Postby waellerbe on Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:21 am

Thank you so much for your assistance. I have been successful with getting VMware Server to work under Linux, and I am very happy with the results. Now I have been able to install Windows XP inside of VMware, which provides me with the dream system that I have dreamed about for the longest time now. For anyone who may have trouble connecting usb devices to a Windows host through VMware Server, kindly let them know that they can use PowerISO to create ISO files of what they would like to import. After creating the ISO file, they can go through the CD-ROM device, and select the appropriate steps to connect to the ISO. I've tried this several times now, and I've been very successful.

One final note. For anyone running Windows XP on top of Linux using VMware, it's a good idea to create "snapshots" as often as possible, to ensure that your installation of Windows doesn't go haywire. Remember that you're still dealing with Windows, even though you're running it on a stable foundation of Linux.


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