I wrote a small script that will help you install VMware Server 2.0.1 (build 156745) on Ubuntu 9.04 and later without any efforts. The install script needs a patch file for this VMWare Server version that is automatically downloaded from my server.
Download your copy of VMware Server (TAR image) and note the license key somewhere.
Download my script and run it from the same folder where you have downloaded VMware Server or provide it the path to that folder.
Follow the on screen questions and answer them accordingly.
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 2.0.1 on Ubuntu 9.10.