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



On 10/28/06, Jeffrey D. Yuille <jeffy5 optonline net> 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.
>

     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?

I did not say that, Jeff! The installation of the i686 kernel caused a
lot of booting problems, in my case. Thus, I installed back the i586
kernel and then downloaded the i586 kernel-devel and installed it (and
not the i686 one). In order to have VMware working, one needs to have
kernel and kernel-devel matching regarding i586 or i686. I am not sure
whether you will run into booting problems after installing the i586
kernel.

Paul


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