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Ubuntu Install on VMWare

On building a new system in VMware, frequently there are additional things you need to install. In addition to installing the VMware tools, there are certain dependencies that need to be added as well. These include make, gcc, and the kernel libraries. These can be done with the following commands:

# apt-get install make
# apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.22-14-server
# apt-get install gcc

You may need to ensure the media is mounted:

# mount /dev/cdrom

This of course assumes that the CDROM drive has presented the appropriate ISO.

I also need to install the ssh software so I can log into the system:

# apt-get install ssh

Followed by starting the service:

# /etc/init.d/ssh start

After all this was done, I needed to be able to install the VMware tools. So I unmounted the Ubuntu ISO to install the tools:

# umount /dev/cdrom

Disconnecting the CDROM and then clicking on the install VMware tools inside VMware.

# mount /dev/cdrom
# tar xzvf /media/cdrom/VMwareTools-6.0.2-59824.tar.gz
# cd vmware-tools-distrib/
# ./

Follow all the default prompts for the installation.