VMWare on Xubuntu

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Following recipe incomplete:

Installed Xubuntu from alternate 6.06.1 cd Various downloads from www.vmware.com put on cd for convenience. Go into Synaptic and enable the other repositories. Set static ip (for convenience when using ssh).

sudo -s
mkdir /var/vm
apt-get install build-essential binutils cpp libc6-dev libgnome2-perl linux-headers-$(uname -r) make 
apt-get install libdb2 xinetd openssh-server

Extract server to ~

cd vmware-server-distrib



Installing vmware tools: After a big struggle ftp'ing linux.iso into the guest's filesystem, learning how to mount an .iso as a loopback device, unpacking the tar.gz... I'm told that a vmware guest can mount an external .iso as if it's a cd. You'd think the first time you click on VM/Install.


Tools, instead of silence there'd be a little dialog box giving hints like this, right? Possibly with a checkbox you could tick if you don't want to see the reminder each time.