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    Default Trying to get VMware Server to work

    I just upgraded to 11.1 and I cannot use my old 1.6 version of VMware-Server. I have un-installed my older version and downloaded both the 2.0 and 2.1 rpm versions of VMware-server.

    I went back through and checked the prerequisite programs and this is what I have.
    linux-vwj5:/home/brent # rpm -qa | egrep "kernel-source|gcc-|make"
    gcc-c++-4.3-34.168
    gcc-4.3-34.168
    make-3.81-128.9
    kernel-source-2.6.27.21-0.1.1

    I then try to install the VMware-server with Yast and I get this message.

    ERROR
    Following packages haven't been found on the medium:
    VMware-server

    This is as far as it lets me go, what should I do?

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    Default Re: Trying to get VMware Server to work

    Have you changed the file attributes to make it executable?

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    Default Re: Trying to get VMware Server to work

    The guy can't install it through Yast. Doesn't have a file to change the attributes from.

    In a terminal window:
    cd 'to directory where you saved the rpms'
    su -c 'rpm -iUvh downloaded-rpm-name-here'

    The first time you start VMware it will (re)create the necessary modules AFAIK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    The guy can't install it through Yast. Doesn't have a file to change the attributes from.

    In a terminal window:
    cd 'to directory where you saved the rpms'
    su -c 'rpm -iUvh downloaded-rpm-name-here'

    The first time you start VMware it will (re)create the necessary modules AFAIK.
    He did say he downloaded it, but you are right here. It is not an executable he downloaded if he tried to install it with Yast. I thought he tried to install it and "then" tried again with Yast.

    I would suggest downloading the executable. I've never had serious problems with them for VM*

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    I initially downloaded the the RPM from the VMware website and tried to install it using Yast. This has not been working, even after I have made it executable.
    I tried to install the way that recraig2 suggested but with no joy. I am not that great with terminal yet. If you could explain what I should be doing a little better I think I can get it to work.
    If I need to download another executable which one should I use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oakie194 View Post
    I initially downloaded the the RPM from the VMware website and tried to install it using Yast. This has not been working, even after I have made it executable.
    I tried to install the way that recraig2 suggested but with no joy. I am not that great with terminal yet. If you could explain what I should be doing a little better I think I can get it to work.
    If I need to download another executable which one should I use?
    Oakie, if you download the *.bin file for VMware you can set the permission to executable and run it in a terminal. A gui will pop up and take you through the installation. So you only use the terminal to start the file.

    On WMWare's site you will have a choice of an rpm, a tar, or an executable (.bin). Download the .bin.

    Once you have the .bin, right-click the file and change the permission by clicking the box labeled executable. Ok.

    Then open a terminal window and use the command cd to change directory to the place you downloaded the .bin file.

    Type in "sh vmware*.bin" without the quotes and hit enter. It should run and pop up a gui window to intall.

    Let us know how it goes.

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    There is no .bin file on the VMware website only the .rpm and .tar,there is a Windows .exe file but I don't think that is going to do me any good.

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    Sent you a private message, see user control panel, with exact instructions
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    Quote Originally Posted by oakie194 View Post
    There is no .bin file on the VMware website only the .rpm and .tar,there is a Windows .exe file but I don't think that is going to do me any good.
    My mistake. I just downloaded and installed VMWare Server 2.0.1.

    Get the .tar file.
    Unpack it to a folder of its own.
    Open the folder until you see the file vmware-install.pl
    Tools --> Open terminal
    Log in as su (type in 'su' [without quotes], give root password)
    Type in this command 'perl vm*.pl' [without quotes]

    You will be installing Vmware server now. Answer the questions with the defaults and you should be fine.

    Cheers!

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    I have been able to get VMware server to load by two different methods. The only issue is that both ways I get the same result.

    brent@linux-vwj5:~> vmware
    Launching VMware Web Access using /usr/bin/xdg-open

    Then Konqueror opens up to the following web site.
    https://127.0.0.1:8333/ui/
    and asks me for a username and log in, which for some reason I do not know.

    I am thinking I did something wrong when I configured VMware Server. I think that it has something to do with the port configurations at the end of the set up.
    Really all I want to do is run VMware Server and use my VMs again, I am not doing a bunch of remote networking.

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