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I am trying to install VMWare server 2 on Ubuntu server 11.10, however I am getting error which seems many people are having problem with:

/tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:40: fatal error: linux/smp_lock.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.

Could anyone help me ?

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(Please don't do it!)

This is possible and can work with certain modifications, but do you have any option to use the VMWare ESXi hypervisor instead?

The VMWare Server product is end-of-life as of June 2011, and would be a poor platform for any new deployments.

There are a few alternatives listed at the VMWare forums, but you may want to look into another solution if you need to run virtualized systems from within a current Ubuntu host system.

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+1 you can't stress the don't do it part enough. –  mailq Nov 24 '11 at 21:25

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