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Old 07-13-2010, 03:12 AM   #1
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How to install Debian 5.0.3 on VMware 7.0.1 on Windows 7 Ultimate 7600

I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate 7600 on my HP500 Laptop, but I want to try other linux distro such as Debian. I have installed Debian 5.0.3 with VMware Workstation 7.0.1 on my machine instead of really installed it.
Details is as follows:

1.Download vmware 7.0.1 and Debian Lenny 5.0.3 seperately.

2.Host Win 7 Ultimate 7600:
configure the local connection to "internet connection share",choose "VMware Network Adapter VMnet1"
Guest Debian 5.0.3: NAT + DHCP

3. Configurate /etc/apt/source.lists
Add these lines on /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb etch main non-free contrib
deb-src etch main non-free contrib
deb testing/updates main
apt-get update

apt-get install apt-spy

mv sources.list sources.list.bak // backup previous sources.list
#man apt-spy // help on apt-spy

//update your mirror file: /var/lib/apt-spy/mirrors.txt
apt-spy update

//Find the fastest stable mirror in Asia, then generate sources.list file. (I lived in Asia)
apt-spy -d stable -a Asia
cp /etc/apt/sources.list.d/apt-spy.list /etc/apt/sources.list

// udpate source:
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

4. install edit tools: vim
#apt-get install vim-full
#apt-get install vim
// Edit File: /etc/vim/vimrc
syntax on、set nu

5. Install compile environment:
* Note:
* build-essential: basis compile environment (gcc, g++, libc, make etc)
* autoconf: autoconfiguration tools
* automake: make tools
* gdb: debug tools
apt-get install build-essential autoconf automake gdb
uname -a;
apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.26-2-686

6.Install VMwareTools
Install VMware Tools in a Linux Guest Before you begin, make sure the virtual machine is powered on and the guest operating system is running.
To install VMware Tools in a Linux guest
1 On the host, select VM > Install VMware Tools.
If an earlier version of VMware Tools is installed, the menu item is Update VMware Tools. If the current version is installed, the menu item is Reinstall VMware Tools.
2 On the guest, log in as root.
3 If your Linux distribution does not automatically mount CD-ROMs, mount the VMware Tools virtual CD-ROM image.
a If necessary, create the /mnt/cdrom directory:
mkdir /mnt/cdrom
b Mount the CD-ROM drive.
Some Linux distributions use different device names or organize the /dev directory differently. If your CD-ROM drive is not /dev/cdrom or if the mount point for a CD-ROM is not /mnt/cdrom, modify the command to reflect the conventions used by your distribution.
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
4 Change to a working directory (for example, /tmp):
cd /tmp
5 If a previous installation exists, delete the previous vmware-tools-distrib directory.
The location of this directory depends on where you placed it during the previous installation. Often it is placed in /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib.
6 Uncompress the installer:
tar zxpf /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-<x.x.x>-<yyyy>.tar.gz
The value <x.x.x> is the product version number and <yyyy> is the build number of the product release.
7 If necessary, unmount the CD-ROM image.
If your Linux distribution automatically mounted the CD-ROM, you do not need to unmount the image.
umount /dev/cdrom
8 Run the VMware Tools installer.
cd vmware-tools-distrib
Respond to the questions the command-line wizard displays on the screen. Press Enter to accept the default value. The configuration file, vmware-config-, runs after the installer file finishes running.
( * For me, procedure No. 9 - No. 13 is useless.)
9 If you are updating VMware Tools, reboot the virtual machine or manually reload the pvscsi, vmxnet, and vmxnet3 Linux kernel modules.
If you reload the modules, networking on the virtual machine is interrupted.
10 Enter the following commands to restore the network:
/etc/init.d/network stop
rmmod vmxnet
modprobe vmxnet
/etc/init.d/network start
11 Log out of the root account.
12 (Optional) Start your graphical environment.
13 In an X terminal, to start the VMware User process, enter the following command:
To change the default VMware Tools configuration options, see Open the VMware Tools Control Panel.

7.Sometimes, if you have a small partition space, you need expand it on windows by using following command:
#C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-vdiskmanager.exe -x 16Gb "C:\Users\gavin\My Documents\Virtual Machines\Debian 5.0.3\Debian 5.0.3.vmdk"

8. install flash player plug-in on debian 5.0.3
1. Add this line
deb lenny-backports main contrib non-free
to your /etc/apt/sources.list.
apt-get install debian-backports-keyring
2. Run
apt-get update
apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree


Last edited by wingeong; 07-13-2010 at 03:14 AM.
Old 07-14-2010, 02:42 PM   #2
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: US
Distribution: Debian Sid; Sabayon, UbuntuStudio, Slackware-multilib 13.1, Peppermint Ice, CentOS
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Excellent documentation on what you've done, but I don't see the question...

Maybe that's why nobody has answered?

Would you please clarify?

EDIT: ...or is this intended for reference?

Last edited by brucehinrichs; 07-14-2010 at 02:43 PM.
Old 07-15-2010, 02:01 AM   #3
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Location: China
Distribution: debian 5.0.3
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hi brucehinrichs

sorry for confuse.
I have try to do above again and again, at last, I successfully finished above.I don't want others also repeat my failture again, so I want to share my experience, maybe just for reference is right.


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