Sunday, July 22, 2012

Installing GNS3 0.8.3 on Linux Mint 13 Maya

Below are the basic steps for installing GNS3 0.8.3 on Linux Mint 13 Maya (and Linux Mint 14)
Following same steps should work on Ubuntu Linux as well.

Step 1: Update and Install dependencies
 sudo apt-get update  
 sudo apt-get install python  
 sudo apt-get install qt4-dev-tools  
 sudo apt-get install pyqt4-dev-tools  

Step 2 : Install GNS3
 cd /opt   
 sudo wget  
 sudo tar -xjvf GNS3-0.8.3-src.tar.bz2  
 sudo mv GNS3-0.8.3-src /opt/GNS3  
 sudo rm GNS3-0.8.3-src.tar.bz2  

Step 3 : Create folders
 cd /opt/GNS3   
 sudo mkdir Dynamips  
 sudo mkdir Images  
 sudo mkdir Project  
 sudo mkdir tmp  
 sudo chmod o+rw -R ./Project  

Step 4 : Install Dynamips
Create a folder under GNS3 and download the latest Dynamips version and then make it executable.
 cd Dynamips   
 sudo wget   
 sudo chmod +x ./dynamips-0.2.8-RC3-community-x86.bin  

 Step 5 :  Create the shortcut icon and run the application

Create the Launcher on the Desktop by using the old GUI dialog.
 gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/Desktop  

use gksu (if use GNOME in Linux) or kdesu (for KDE)

command : gksu python "/opt/GNS3/gns3"


Anonymous said...

Thank you very much! I was having issues with where to apt-get all the required python libraries and this worked a charm! thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Any luck on adding Qemu on Linux Mint 15? It fails to 'make' the files with error;

LINK i386-softmmu/qemu
/usr/bin/ld: vl.o: undefined reference to symbol 'timer_settime@@GLIBC_2.2'
/usr/bin/ld: note: 'timer_settime@@GLIBC_2.2' is defined in DSO /lib/i386-linux-gnu/ so try adding it to the linker command line
/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ could not read symbols: Invalid operation
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
make[1]: *** [qemu] Error 1
make: *** [subdir-i386-softmmu] Error 2

Homelab said...

About Qemu on Linux Mint 15, try