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Welcome to my how to install Vmware on the Opensuse Ver 10.2 OS from Novell


what we need
Vmware Workstation and a serial
Kernel scoure code
Compile
Putty / Winscp (maybe)
opensuse 10.2 ( well i take it you got it installed .. im not going to tell you how to install that )
maybe on my homepage

 


 

 

lets get down to business :


step 1


get a copy of Vmware workstation ver 5.5 if you dont have it downloaded
from www.vmware.com  homepage or Vmware workstation page

its about 110 MB     get the .RPM


Step 2


make sure we boot our PC into the opensuse 10.2 normal ( non-XEN kernel ) this should be default boot anyway :) but its better to make sure


step 3


on the opensuse PC itself

3.1


right click on the desktop than
click on the menu list : open terminal
type

su - <enter>
password here :

than do 3.2 yast onwards

or

3.2

via putty window ( this is how i do things )
log in as root user
type this is

yast


than pick from the menu ( this may tab 20 secs to load up )
From the software menu
push the tab key or the right arrorw key
than pick the Software Management <enter>
 

 

than press ALT + s

 

than type in gcc
from the list thats comes up pick
gcc │4.1.3
gcc41 │4.1.2_20061115

 

( push the space bar key )
than ALT + S and type in kernel
kernel-source │2.6.18.2

 

once them 3 are pick

ALT+a

will bring up a window like this with

5 packages to be added to the system about 280 MB or so
push ALT + o
to install them

it may take 5 mins for this to happen
 


push ALT + N

than ALT + Q
 

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