Install VMware Server on Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon” : Updated

My previous tutorial on installing VMware Server on Ubuntu 7.10 has been wildly successful but I also realize now that it has become a bit out of date.  This tutorial is an update with a few simplified steps.  It will be nice when VMware Server makes it into canonicals partner repository (as is available on Ubuntu 7.04), but until then these few steps should work for most of us.

As an update from the previous post, for those that are curious, here is an explanation.  At the time of that writing there was a slight issue with the current kernel that required the suggested patch.  Since that post was published the kernel has been updated and the patch no longer needed.  It doesn’t appear to conflict with anything if it is run with the patch, but I felt that this warranted an updated tutorial.