By default Debian etch 32bit allows a maximum of 4 GB RAM. The limit can be raised up to 64 GB with a single apt-get command / kerenl update:

apt-get install linux-image-2.6-686-bigmem

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VMware Server can create, edit, and play virtual machines. It uses a client-server model, allowing remote access to virtual machines, at the cost of some graphical performance (and 3D support). In addition to the ability to run virtual machines created by other VMware products, it can also run virtual machines created by Microsoft Virtual PC.

1. Install required packages

apt-get install psmisc make gcc gcc-4.1 linux-headers-$(uname -r)

2. Download VMware server

Register at vmware.com, download the latest VMware server binary and upload to your server.

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Compiling the kernel from source on Debian is actually pretty simple thing to do.

This guide has been tested on standard etch installation but will probably work on other versions and debian-like operating systems. The system is easy to break if not done right, compile and install the kernel at your own risk!

Install required packages

apt-get install kernel-package libncurses5-dev fakeroot wget build-essential

Download Kernel sources

You can see a list of available kernels here: http://www.eu.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/

cd /usr/src

wget http://www.eu.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-2.6.26.tar.gz

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This has been tested on Debian lenny running on VMware server 2.0.

Install kernel headers and some tools used to install VMware tools:

apt-get install binutils cpp gcc make psmisc linux-headers-$(uname -r)

Mount the cdrom drive. Make sure you have mounted the VMware tools virtual cd from the host before moving on.

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/

Extract VMware tools to the tmp directory:

tar -C /tmp -zxvf /mnt/VMwareTools-x.x.x.tar.gz

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This is a tutorial to install Debian Linux. It will be installed with the first CD of the Debian distribution.

Step 1. Burn the first CD of the Debian Linux distribution and boot this CD
Instalare Debian Linux

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