Installing Vmware Server on Slackware 11.0

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July 14, 2007 Linux No Comments

Needed stuff for installing VMware Server on Slackware 11.0

1. Download VMware Server from VMware.com
2. Extract VMware tools
3. cd vmware-tools directory
4. Create symbolic links to this directory
ln -s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc0.d
ln -s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc1.d
ln -s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc2.d
ln -s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc3.d
ln -s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc4.d
ln -s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc5.d
ln -s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc6.d
5. mkdir /etc/pam.d
6. Run the vmware-install.pl

The installation will failed because the kernel is newer than VMware Software.

7. Download the lastest vmware-any-any-update###.tar.gz (If you can find it anymore)
8. Extract vmware-any-any-update###.tar.gz
9. cd in the vmware-any-any-update###
10. Run the runme.pl and follow the instructions.
11. You should now be up and running with VMware Server on
Slackware 11.0

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