Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Lenovo Thinkpad W500 - My First Few Hours ...

Having just taken delivery of a new shiny 4061-Bl5 Thinkpad, it took me a matter of minutes to replace the out-of-the-box Windows XP with Ubuntu 10.04 ( Lucid Lynx ) - the 64-bit variant - and VMware Server 2.0.2.

Following my own blog post here: -

http://www.davehay.f2s.com/2010/01/patching-things-using-ubuntu-server-910.html

I was somewhat disappointed to find that, even with the patch that previously worked for me ( on Orac ), I wasn't able to get the vmware-config.pl script to execute.

Rather than crying in my (Lotus)beer, I chose to Google the answer - and quickly found my way to Hilario J. Montoliu's blog here: -


http://hmontoliu.blogspot.com/2010/04/installing-vmware-server-202-in-ubuntu.html

which describes, in perfect detail, how to patch the VMware Server installation *BEFORE* applying the patch and *BEFORE* running vmware-config.pl.

I used this version of VMware Server: -

VMware-server-2.0.2-203138.x86_64.tar.gz

on this: -

2.6.32-22-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 28 13:28:05 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux

kernel.

For the record, here's the patch: -

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/images/vmware-server.2.0.1_x64-modules-2.6.30.4-fix.tgzI

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