[K12OSN] LTSP - installing VMware player

Peter Scheie peter at scheie.homedns.org
Fri Sep 28 12:29:00 UTC 2007

Nils Breunese wrote:
> 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.
I've got VMWare server running on a CentOS-5/K12LTSP-EL5 installation, 
providing a Windows XP session for a customer that has one app 
(Quickbooks) that needs to run under Windows.  I can't recall if I had 
to install the any-any patch or not.  But it wasn't too difficult, and I 
was able to do most of the installation work remotely.


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