How To Install VMware Server 1.0.4 On Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions about how to install the free VMware Server on an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system that has the VMware Player which is also free).

Build Environment

Make sure you have the needed build environment and tools to compile the vmware modules for the kernel:

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

        sudo apt-get install xinetd

Downloading VMware Server

Vmware Server can be downloaded from: