Ubuntu 12 installation log

  1. Hardware
    1. VMWare vSphere ESXi 5.0
  2. OS
    1. Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS Desktop x64 (Download here)
  3. Installation
    1. Create a VM inside VMWare (Guest OS: Ubuntu 64 bit)
    2. Upload the ISO downloaded to the datastore
    3. Mount the ISO as the CD-ROM "Datastore ISO File"
    4. Follow the on screen instrution to install
  4. VMWare Tools
    1. install VMWare Tools as usual
      1. Open the Console, select VM - Guest - Install/Upgrade VMWare Tools
      2. The VMWare tools is presented to the Guest OS as a CD-ROM
      3. Ubuntu should be able to recognize it and mount the CDROM.
      4. Unzip the VMWare-Tools-x.x.x.tar.gz to a folder.
      5. open a terminal
      6. go inside the folder (usually called vmware-tools-distrib)
      7. run: sudo ./vmware-intall.pl
      8. accept all default options.
    2. Problem: Cannot use "Fit Guest Now" function
      1. Solution:

        sudo apt-get remove xserver-xorg-video-vmware

        followed by...

        sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-vmware
  5. Install Ruby on Rails 
    1. follows the instruction at this blog (sudobits)
    2. Install IDE from Aptana Studio 3
  6. Connect Ubuntu from Xming at Windows
    1. Download and install Xming
    2. Follow the instruction to install Xming
    3. Run XLaunch with the below options (Reference from Standford.edu)
      1. Multiple Windows
      2. Set display number to 0 (if you have GUI (e.g. gdm or lightdm) running in the server, start with Display number = 1, or even bigger ID)
      3. Start a program
      4. start program = gnome-terminal
      5. Using putty (plink.exe)
      6. Enter server host name/IP, user id and password
      7. accept all the default options.
      8. save the configuration for later use.
  7. Enable XDCMP on LightDM
    1. edit  /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
    2. Add the below section:
    3. TODO 
  8. (To be continue)


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