The installation is similar to that of Lenny, with the following differences:

  1. There are different versions of the Linux kernel and gcc.
  2. Different patches are required for installation and modules.

You can find the Lenny tutorial here: Installing VMware server 2.x on Debian lenny .

Step1. Get the VMWare Server archive (at least version 2.0.2) and your license.

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

Step2. Install the prerequisites (like kernel-headers  and gcc version 4.3).

[php]apt-get install psmisc make gcc gcc-4.3 linux-headers-$(uname -r)[/php]

Step3. Get the patches archive from http://www.troublenow.org/files/vmware/vmware2.0.2-on-debian6.0.1.tar.gz

[php]Wget  <a href="http://www.troublenow.org/files/vmware/vmware2.0.2-on-debian6.0.1.tar.gz">http://www.troublenow.org/files/vmware/vmware2.0.2-on-debian6.0.1.tar.gz</a>[/php]

Step4.  Extract the VMWare Server archive.

[php]<code>tar zxvf VMware-server-2.x.tar.gz</code>[/php]

Step5. Install VMWare Server , but do not configure it yet. Answer the question to run “vmware-config.pl” with “no”.

Install VMWare Server using the following command:

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The following tutorial is done with Debian Squeeze version 6.0.2.
In this tutorial, I will show you the shortest and easiest way to set up nginx  with PHP5, MySQL and phpmyadmin running through FastCGI:

Step 1: Installation:

apt-get install nginx mysql-server mysql-client php5 php5-cgi php5-mysql phpmyadmin

NOTE: After you have installed all above you will need to edit the php.ini file:
Open php.ini file end remove the ; in front of the line cgi.fix_pathinfo=1

Step 2: Make PHP FastCGI daemon listening on port 9000 on localhost and start at boot.

Edit the /etc/rc.local file and put the following content:

vim /etc/rc.local
/usr/bin/spawn-fcgi -a 127.0.0.1 -p 9000 -u www-data -g www-data -f /usr/bin/php5-cgi -P /var/run/fastcgi-php.pid

Step 3: Create virtual host file for your site:

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Setting up Samba “can” be complicated at times.  Well, this post is nothing like that.

Here I just show you quick and easy way to install Samba, configure it, and set up the drive letter on your XP/Vista.

NOTE: This set up is very “open” and should not be used on servers which are facing the world. This is for private network where you trust all the computers and its users.

Step 1. Installing Samba:

apt-get install samba

Step 2. Configuring Samba:

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The Debian Release Team has made a status update on Debian 6.0, “Squeeze”. They are proud to report that Debian is moving towards the release like a glacier: “inevitably and unstoppingly”.

Squeeze is almost in its final state: testing of the installer and upgrades are welcome. Once the latest version of the Debian Installer is added, a deep freeze will begin, with minimal changes allowed while the remaining bugs are fixed. Your help is welcome in:

There are two upcoming bug squashing parties you can join: Bern, Switzerland, November 27-28; and Boulogne-Billancourt, France,December 4-5.

More : news.debian.net

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