[K12OSN] LTSP - installing VMware player

Nils Breunese nils at breun.nl
Fri Sep 28 07:23:54 UTC 2007

Terrell Prudé Jr. wrote:

> Nils Breunese wrote:
>> Kevin Mims wrote:
>>> It's FC6.  I see all kinds of references to an all-all patch, but  
>>> I'm
>>> not sure what version of the Player is working the best under Fedora
>>> Core 6.
>> As you can read in the docs Fedora Core 6 is not a supported host OS
>> for VMWare. I believe you do need that any-any patch. I know I needed
>> it when I installed VMWare Server (also free of charge these days) on
>> Fedora a couple of months ago. See
>> <http://communities.vmware.com/message/76957> for more information on
>> the any-any patch.
> Just this week, I installed VMware Server on Ubuntu Feisty 64-bit on a
> Core 2 Duo box at work.  I'm running Windows XP SP2 as a guest in the
> thing (requirement for the CrackBerry), and like Nils, I too needed  
> the
> any-any patch.  But it does work, and rather well.
> I haven't (yet) tried installing VMware on any Fedora releases, but  
> if I
> were going to do that, I'd lean more toward RHEL or CentOS.  That's
> because that's what VMware, Inc. is more likely to support as a host
> OS.  Given my results with Feisty64, I'd guess that RHEL/CentOS  
> probably
> would work pretty well with it, too.

RHEL *is* a supported host OS for VMWare, so yes, I hope that that  
would work out of the box. :o)

Nils Breunese.

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