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Friday, October 21, 2005

VMware Player in Breezy Badger

I read about VMware releasing it's Player software today, it actually a very nice concept, especially because it's free (as in beer). The basic concept is that it does exactly what it says it does: VMware Player just 'plays' images. This means you can't create your own images. It's really nice to try other distributions, they can just release their VMware image as demoware.

Anyway because Breezy Badger actually uses two compilers installing VMware Player is a bit of a mess (to no fault of VMware, Inc.), but here goes:
  1. Finish a normal install, but don't let the installer automatically run
  2. Install gcc-3.4 and the appropriate linux-headers-2.6.12-9-* through Synaptic
  3. export CC=gcc-3.4
  4. Then run
Good luck!


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