installing VMWare on Ubuntu

26 Feb 2006

installing VMWare on Ubuntu

See also How To Forge How To Install VMware Server On Ubuntu

Install prereqs:

sudo apt-get install build-essential
 sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`

Find version of gcc used to compile kernel:

cat /proc/version
 ls /usr/bin/gcc*

Install right version of gcc if required:

sudo apt-get install gcc-3.4
 sudo apt-get install g++-3.4

Compile with environment variable pointing to gcc:

export CC=/usr/bin/gcc-3.4
 sudo ./

Useful links:
UbuntuWiki1, UbuntuWiki2

(and search on VMWare)

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