Sunday, December 9, 2007

installing vmware-server on gutsy server

First of all you need to install these packages through apt:

1. build-essentials
2. xinetd
3. linux-headers* (try to just install them for server, or just inslall all of them)

Download the vmware server from
then, extract it:
% tar xvfz VMware-server-1.0.4-56528.tar.gz

enter to the directory, vmware-server-distrib, install it by running
% cd vmware-server-distrib
% sudo ./

just used the default values for the setting.

Friday, December 7, 2007

untar files in linux

If the file is ended with tar.gz, then use

$ tar xvfz filename.tzr.gz

but, if the file is ended with .tar.bz2, then use

$tar xvjf filename.tar.bz2