UPDATE: For those running VMware Server 1.0.3 there is an updated version available.
As I mentioned a few posts ago (How to Install VMware Server on Ubuntu 7.04) I would be outlining how to install VMware Server on Ubuntu 7.10. These steps are a bit different from Ubuntu 7.04, as the canonical commercial repository is not up to date with the alpha releases of Ubuntu 7.10. There is a workaround however that can help you get VMware Sever installed.
Installing VMWare Server on Ubuntu 7.10
Download VMware Server source from the VMware website.
Download this installer patch. (source reference)
Extract all the archives to some location on your system (tar -zxvf VMware-server* ; tar -zxvf vmware*)
Ensure that you have build-essential installed in order to compile these sources (sudo aptitude install build-essential)
Install the xinetd server (sudo aptitude install xinetd)
Run sudo ./vmware-install.pl located within the vmware-server-* unpacked archive.
Select all the default options *EXCEPT* do not compile the modules at this point. (Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for your system? NO)
Run sudo ./runme.pl located within the vmware-any* archive. This will launch step 8.
Select the default options and this time answer YES to compile the proper modules.
Run vmware-server using the command vmware or via your Applications Menu.
Basically, at this point, VMware Server needs to be installed manually from source until the canonical commercial repository catches up and Ubuntu 7.10 is final. Until then this should work for manually installing.
note: if you update your kernel you will need to re-run the scripts to regenerate and recompile VMware Server for your updated kernel. I’m guessing this close to beta and final releases that we wont have any more kernel updates.. but I’m sure that will soon prove me wrong. Just be aware.