vmwareAfter I spent a lot of time to install VMWare ESXi on my server, I found problem about ESXi could not install on my disk RAID#1. Many people found this problem to :

So if you would like to install VMWare ESXi into your server, you should check your hardware which is supported by VMWare ESXi from this link before :

I hope, it will support my server sooner .

Anyway, I came back to my original solution that is installation the VMWare server.


After I installed an Ubuntu Server 8.10 completely, I would like to install a VMWare server on this server. And I found original solution from


These are my steps :

  1. Install some importance software.
    # sudo apt-get install openssh-client
    # sudo apt-get install wget
    # sudo apt-get install chkrootkit rkhunter
    # sudo chkrootkit
    # rkhunter --checkall
  2. Download the VMWare server from http://www.vmware.com/download/server/
  3. Download the VMWare-Update from http://www.insecure.ws/warehouse/vmware-update-2.6.27-5.5.7-2.tar.gz by wget command
    # wget -c http://www.insecure.ws/warehouse/vmware-update-2.6.27-5.5.7-2.tar.gz
  4. Install the VMWare server
    # sudo aptitude install xinetd
    # sudo aptitude install build-essential
    # sudo aptitude install linux-headers-`uname -r`
    # sudo aptitude install libx11-6 libx11-dev libxtst6 xlibs-dev libxrender-dev
    # tar xvfz VMware-server-1.0.X-XXXX.tar.gz
    # cd vmware-server-distrib
    # sudo ./vmware-install.pl
  5. If you cannot compile module, you can compile by vmware-update
    # tar xvfz vmware-update-2.6.27-5.5.7-2.tar.gz
    # cd vmware-update; 
    # sudo ./runme.pl

 If you find some problem about installation, please read this post before.

How to install VMWare server on Ubuntu server 8.10.



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  • April 4, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    You should install these package :
    # sudo apt-get install libx11-6 libxtst6 libxext6 libsm6 libxrender1 libxt6

    If you found like message below :

    libX11.so.6 => not found
    libXtst.so.6 => not found
    libXext.so.6 => not found
    libXt.so.6 => not found
    libICE.so.6 => not found

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