Installing VMware Tools on VMware Player 4.0.2 – Temporary fix

While looking for a fix for the inability of VMware player 4.0.2 to get updated vmware tools (I was getting the error message “Could not find component on update server. Contact VMware Support or your system administrator.”), I found a workaround on the vmware community threads. They say the issue will be fixed in a […]

Specifing the bridging network adapter in vmware player 4

For those of you using VMware Player 4 on linux hosts, if you’re not happy with the autobridging for the vmnet0 network, you can choose a specific network adapter to bridge to using vmware-netcfg.

How TestDisk and the GParted LiveCD saved my deleted partitions

I was messing around with Vmware converter (in windows XP, running from a dual-boot partition), and then I kept getting the following message: “FAILED: Unable to find the system volume, reconfiguration is not possible” at 95% in the reconfiguration step. Apparently the windows ‘System’ drive was not marked as active. This was indeed true, because […]

Compile Nvidia Driver 195.36.31 for Debian Squeeze with backported kernel

I’ve been trying to get a backported kernel to work on my installation of Debian Squeeze, but it seems some include files are not included in recent kernel versions. There are also some issues with Kernel version checks in the Nvidia Makefiles.

I finally got it to work by combining information from the Debian Wiki and Paul Goins’ blog at vultaire.net