Monthly Archives: April 2008

Ubuntu 8.04 Vmware Server 1.0.5 install

Download these files

VMware-server-1.0.5-80187.tar.gz
vmware-any-any-update-116.tgz

Next install some packages needed during the installation.

sudo apt-get install xinetd linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential gcc

Next install the VMware Server but do not configure it by running vmware-config.pl at this stage as we need to apply the “any any” patch first.

tar xzf VMware-server-1.0.5-80187.tar.gz -C /tmp
cd /tmp/vmware-server-distrib
sudo ./vmware-install.p

Next apply the “any any” patch. Please note that you must rebuild the update utility before using it.

tar xzf vmware-any-any-update-116.tar.gz -C /tmp
cd /tmp/vmware-any-any-update116
gcc -o update update.c
sudo ./runme.pl

Go ahead and accept all the default options. (I like to put the vm-images in my home folder) Vmware should now complete the install successfully.

error help!!!
For me vmware did not start even after the installers ran without errors. So in terminal I ran:
vmware

If you get some libgcc_s.so.1 errors like I did. Create a sim link like this.

cd /usr/lib/vmware/lib
sudo mv libgcc_s.so.1/libgcc_s.so.1 libgcc_s.so.1/libgcc_s.so.1.disabled
sudo ln -s /lib/libgcc_s.so.1/libgcc_s.so.1 /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libgcc_s.so.1/

Insanity of western Digital velociraptor

So according to WD their new drive has a MTBF of 1.4 Million hours.For the less mathematically inclined that’s roughly 160 YEARS. I smell BS because of their 5-year limited warranty and solid grasp on reality.

Rock-solid Reliability – Designed and manufactured to mission-critical enterprise-class standards to provide enterprise reliability in high duty cycle environments. With 1.4 million hours MTBF, these drives have the highest available reliability rating on a high capacity SATA drive.

WD VelociRaptor 300 GB SATA Hard Drives ( WD3000GLFS )