Installing a shiny new Debian Etch as a VMWare Jail Server

mkdir install
cd install


tar zxf VMware-mui-1.0.6-91891.tar.gz
tar zxf VMware-server-1.0.6-91891.tar.gz

apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` x-window-system gcc psmisc

// Just accept whatever it says when it asks for screen resolution

10 x default

“Read license agreement” Enter + 25 x Space “yes” enter

5 x default

Using compiler “/usr/bin/gcc”. Use environment variable CC to override.

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/lib/modules/2.6.18-6-686/build/include]

(Default value should work)

Do you want networking for your virtual machines? (yes/no/help) [yes]

(Default value should work)

Your computer has multiple ethernet network interfaces available: eth0, eth1,
eth2, eth3. Which one do you want to bridge to vmnet0? [eth0]

(Default value should work)

The following bridged networks have been defined:

. vmnet0 is bridged to eth0

Do you wish to configure another bridged network? (yes/no) [no]

Do you want to be able to use NAT networking in your virtual machines? (yes/no)


5 x default

Enter serial number

jail01:~/install/vmware-server-distrib# inetd

Connect with console and se that it is working before proceding

MUI (optional)

cd ..
cd vmware-mui-distrib/


Read and agree with eula, enter, 26x Space, “yes” enter

9 x default

And now connect to port : 8333 to se it working

Finally reboot, and confirm that all is allright once again

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