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How to install VNUML Live DVD 2.1 over VMware

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Start VMware:


Assistant options:

Create a new virtual machine (File|New|Virtual Machine)
Virtual Machine Configuration = Custom
Virtual Machine Format = New -Workstation 5
Guest Operating System   = Linux - Ubuntu
Name = ubuntu-vnuml
Location = /yourdirectory/ubuntu-vnuml
Processor = 1
Memory = 512 M
Network Connection = Bridge networking or NAT
I/O Adapter Types = SCSI adapter - LSI logic
Disk = Create a new virtual disk
Virtual Disk Type = SCSI
Disk size = 4 G splitted in 2G files
Disk file = ubuntu-vnuml.vmdk

Double click on Select CD-ROM and select "Use ISO image" and point it to the vnuml-live-2.0.iso file

Start the virtual machine

Double click on the Install icon on the desktop and follow the installation assintant instructions.

Chose language and time zone as desired
Prepare disk space: choose option "Guided - use entire disk"
Name: ubuntu-vnuml
User: vnuml demo / demo/demo

After installation is finished, shutdown the virtual machine (not restart).

Double click on Select CD-ROM and change the configuration to "Use pohysical drive"

Start the virtual machine and enter using user/password ubuntu/ubuntu (I do not know why the user you created during installation is deleted during installation; you can create it againg through ubuntu's System|Administration|Users and Groups menu).

To install vmware-tools (

apt-get install build-essential
apt-get install linux-headers-...

Go to "VM|Install VMware Tools" menu option. A virtual cdrom with VMware tools rpm and tar files will appear.

cd /tmp
tar xfvz /media/cdrom/VMwareTools--5.5.4-44386.tar.gz
cd vmware-tools-distrib

and answer default values to all questions.

The process gives a compilatation error and the mouse driver does not work as expected. You have to:

 cp /usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/XOrg/7.0/ /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/

Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change the line:

Driver "mouse"


Driver "vmmouse"

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Restart the X windows or the whole virtual machine and that's all.

After installation, you can desinstall some packages to reduce the size of the image. If you do so, you need to "shrink" the virtual disk by executing "vmware-toolbox" application from a root shell (or using sudo) and going to the shrink" tab.