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Re: Does Anyone Know How To Get VMware Server Working in Fedora Core 6?



Paul Smith wrote:
On 10/28/06, Thomas Cameron <thomas cameron camerontech com> wrote:
Jeffrey D. Yuille wrote:
>      I already manually installed the i686 kernel and the kernel-devel
> but I still come up with the same problem in installing VMware.  What
> should I do next or where do I go to find out step-by-step to fix this
> problem?

Have you rebooted so that the i686 kernel is running?

What is the exact error you are seeing?  Can you copy & paste it to the
list?

The method here (in this thread) suggested caused a lot of booting
problems in my case. Thus, in my opinion, a safer technique is the
following:

1. keep the same i586 kernel;

2. download the i586 kernel-devel;

3. install it;

4. run vmware-config.pl .

And that is all.

Paul

Hello Paul,

Here is a copy of the error that I come up with when trying to install VMware server:

[jeffy jeffy ~]$ su -
Password:
[root jeffy ~]# /usr/bin
-bash: /usr/bin: is a directory
[root jeffy ~]# cd /usr/bin
[root jeffy bin]# vmware-config.pl
Making sure services for VMware Server are stopped.

Stopping VMware services:
  Virtual machine monitor                                 [  OK  ]
  Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                       [  OK  ]
  DHCP server on /dev/vmnet1                              [  OK  ]
  Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1                     [  OK  ]
  DHCP server on /dev/vmnet8                              [  OK  ]
  NAT service on /dev/vmnet8                              [  OK  ]
  Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8                     [  OK  ]
  Virtual ethernet                                        [  OK  ]

Configuring fallback GTK+ 2.4 libraries.

In which directory do you want to install the mime type icons?
[/usr/share/icons] /usr/share/icons

What directory contains your desktop menu entry files? These files have a
.desktop file extension. [/usr/share/applications] /usr/share/applications

In which directory do you want to install the application's icon?
[/usr/share/pixmaps] /usr/share/pixmaps

Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Server is suitable for your
running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes] yes

Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel? [/lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6/build/include] /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6/build/include

Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

Building the vmmon module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6-i686'
 CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
 CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.o
 CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/common/cpuid.o
 CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/common/hash.o
 CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/common/memtrack.o
 CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/common/phystrack.o
 CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/common/task.o
 CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/common/vmx86.o
 CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/vmcore/moduleloop.o
 LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/vmmon.o
 Building modules, stage 2.
 MODPOST
 CC      /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/vmmon.mod.o
 LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/vmmon.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6-i686'
cp -f vmmon.ko ./../vmmon.o
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only'
The module loads perfectly in the running kernel.

This program previously created the file /dev/vmmon, and was about to remove
it.  Somebody else apparently did it already.

This program previously created the file /dev/vmnet0, and was about to remove
it.  Somebody else apparently did it already.

This program previously created the file /dev/vmnet1, and was about to remove
it.  Somebody else apparently did it already.

This program previously created the file /dev/vmnet8, and was about to remove
it.  Somebody else apparently did it already.

You have already setup networking.

Would you like to skip networking setup and keep your old settings as they are?
(yes/no) [yes] yes

Extracting the sources of the vmnet module.

Building the vmnet module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6-i686'
 CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only/driver.o
 CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only/hub.o
 CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only/userif.o
 CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only/netif.o
 CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only/bridge.o
 CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only/procfs.o
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only/procfs.c:33:26: error: linux/config.h: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only/procfs.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6-i686'
make: *** [vmnet.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only'
Unable to build the vmnet module.

For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please
visit our Web site at "http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/modules.html"; and
"http://www.vmware.com/support/reference/linux/prebuilt_modules_linux.html";.

Execution aborted.

[root jeffy bin]#

Also, you say that I should install the i686 kernel, but I already have that installed. What should I do now?

Jeff


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