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Fighting with vmware-server 1.0 and it's modules

Posted 12-13-2009 at 08:15 PM by Web31337

I had that idea of running vmware-server on linux long time ago, but since i failed to build vmware-modules on my debian i forgot that.
today when i powered on my gentoo server again i decided to try installing it there. why there? well, firstly, because it's a separate server, so i won't load my own computer with virtual machine. secondary is because it's gentoo, and it doesn't require me to know anything to build kernel(especially if i already had one running, built by me previously with genkernel), it's really nice, powerful and still a simple system.
first try: won't compile again. modules don't want to build because of error message like:
Code:
...
Checking for suitable kernel configuration options...
 *   CONFIG_UNUSED_SYMBOLS:      is not set when it should be.
...
okay, rebuilding my kernel 2.6.30-r6 with that option. first time i failed because built only the kernel itself not worrying about modules(lol i didn't know). second try was okay, it went a bit further this time, stopped on another error. googled for it and gone to http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=273173 where i found all patches i needed for my 2.6.30 kern. but i needed to recompile kernel again after i applied patch to kernel sources ( /arch/x86/kernel/init_task.c ). so i did.
finally, i got modules to compile and it now perfectly works from remote console(one i have on main server), i have a place to dig deeper into linux world =)
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