[RndTbl] Vmware and Ubuntu 8.04 (vmware tools install)

Scott Balneaves sbalneav at legalaid.mb.ca
Mon Apr 20 12:10:09 CDT 2009

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 11:30:28AM -0500, Gilles Detillieux wrote:

> > Can anyone offer any advice about how to get networking working, as
> > that would make getting everything else working easier.
> Well, I've neither tried Ubuntu under VMware, nor had to build network 
> drivers, but when I've needed to build other kernel modules under 
> Ubuntu, I've used apt-get to install what I've needed.  It should look 
> after all the dependencies for you and get you out of deb package hell.
> And right now, you're probably thinking "well, duh, how can I use 
> apt-get if I don't have a network driver?"  A quick Google search shows 
> that others have been in the same boat (not too surprising), and the 
> advice is usually to get apt-get or aptitude to install from an Ubuntu 
> CD.  So, burn yourself an Ubuntu CD if you don't have one already (you 
> may need the full Ubuntu CD, as the remix may not have all the packages 
> you need), and read a couple of these:

Two other notes:

1) If you're going to download a Ubuntu image, download the "alternate" cd's,
not the bootable desktop ones, as these are properly set up to be used as a
deb-cd repository.
2) Keep in mind that when rebuilding a package, it's easy to take care of all
the build deps in one command:

apt-get build-dep <package-name>


Scott L. Balneaves | It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things
Systems Department | are infinitely the most important.
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