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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