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How to Install VMware Server 2.0.2 on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

The same script I wrote in order to help users install VMware Server 2.0.1 (build 156745) on Ubuntu 9.04 can be used for the latest release from VMware: VMware Server 2.0.2 (build 203138).

In order to install the server, just follow these instructions:

  1. Download your copy of VMware Server (.gz archive) and obtain your license key. Be aware that now you must configure your license key according to the number of hosts on which you want to install the server.

  2. Download my script, make it executable and run it (with superuser privileges) from the same folder where you have downloaded VMware Server or provide it the path to that folder:

chmod +x vmware-install-script.sh
sudo ./vmware-install-script.sh [PATH_TO_VMWARE_ARCHIVE]
  1. Follow the on-screen instructions.

  2. Drop a Kudos line to me here if everything worked okay.

According to VMware, the 2.0.2 release is just a maintenance release that resolves security as well as some known issues.

Geek on!

ATTENTION: Don’t try to install VMware Server with this script or without it on Ubuntu 9.10 because it won’t work. Some kernel sources on which VMware Server relied for module compilation have changed, thus resulting in failed attempts to build the corresponding modules.

Click here if you want to install VMware Server 2.0.2 on Ubuntu 9.10.

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