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Old 11-21-2006, 02:32 PM   #1
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Installing VMware server on FC6


Hello all,

Has anyone actually gotten VMware server to install on FC6? I have been searching around for days, and people have suggesting things that supposedly fix the install but none of them seem to work for me.

So my issue seems to be that I can install the .rpm file with no problem but when it gets to running the vmware-config.pl I run into issues. Namely, it can't seem to find the directory for the C headers...

vmware-config.pl asks the following:
What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel?[/usr/src/linux/include]

I specify my directory:
/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2849.fc6

and it tells me the following:

The directory of kernel headers (version 2.6.18-1.2849.fc6) does not match your running kernel (2.6.18-1.2849.fc6xen). Even if the module were to compile successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.

So, my question is, can anyone tell me how I can specifically install the 2.6.18-1.2849.fc6xen kernel-devel or C hearders?
 
Old 11-21-2006, 02:42 PM   #2
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Did you remember to apply the latest vmware-any-any update (vmware-any-any-update105.tar.gz at this moment)?:

(as root):
Code:
wget http://ftp.cvut.cz/vmware/vmware-any-any-update105.tar.gz
tar xzf vmware-any-any-update105.tar.gz
cd vmware-any-any-update105
./runme.pl
Allow it to replace files and run the vmware configuration.

It works for me here on FC6. Periodically, check the web site for new updates.

Also, you don't want to use the Xen kernel if you are going to use VMWare (two hypervisors...).

Last edited by macemoneta; 11-21-2006 at 02:44 PM.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 02:47 PM   #3
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If I don't want to use xen kernel how can I get rid of it? Does that require a rebuild or some sort? or a reinstall?
 
Old 11-21-2006, 03:03 PM   #4
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You should have two kernels installed, one Xen, one not. You can check with:

rpm -q kernel

If you don't have the current non-Xen kernel installed, you can add it (as root) with:

Code:
rpm -ivh http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/6/i386/kernel-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6.i686.rpm  http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/6/i386/kernel-devel-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6.i686.rpm
When you boot the system, hit any key at the initial screen, and select the kernel you want. You can make this change the default by editing the /etc/grub.conf file and setting the "default=" parameter.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 03:46 PM   #5
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Thanks, I didn't know it was that easy now a days. I remember sometime ago to change kernels pretty much meant doom if you didn't know what you were doing... I have the non xen kernel installed and I will try to get vmware server installed.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 03:54 PM   #6
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That is exactly what I needed, the install is working now... Thanks for the help.
 
Old 03-05-2007, 10:08 AM   #7
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udpates?

Are there any updates to installing VMware Server on FC6?

Kernels are:
kernel-2.6.19-1.2911.fc6
kernel-2.6.19-1.2911.6.4.fc6

VMware:
vmware-server-1.0.2-39867.tar.gz

Having trouble connecting to the site with the last vmware-any-any-update. I downloaded the .tar.gz from the website and then ran it from the desktop. It goes through the install and config again but nothing seems to change. It shows up in the Applications -> System Tools menu and when I click on it, it runs in the task bar for about 15 seconds and then shuts itself down.

I actually got VMware to install and got it configured properly except for one exception:

Code:
WARNING: could not find /tmp/vmware-only/.smac_linux.x386.o.cmd for /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/smac_linux.x386.o
However it still says that 'The module loads perfectly in the running kernel.'
====================================================================================================
**EDIT**

Update to this message. Error message I receive:
Code:
/usr/bin/vmware
vmware is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured for this system. 
To (re-)configure it, invoke the following command:
/usr/bin/vmware-config.pl.
I then invoke that command it takes me right back to this message:
Code:
If you have "inetd" or "xinetd" installed, make sure that /etc/inetd.conf or /etc/xinetd.d exists.
The configuration will continue, but you should re-run /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl after you fix the super server.
I am not sure what the super server is or what "inetd" and "xinetd" are or if I need them. I know this is a lot of questions at once, but I really appreciate any insight I could get on this matter.


Thanks,

channelx

Last edited by channelx; 03-05-2007 at 10:32 AM.
 
Old 03-05-2007, 10:50 AM   #8
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Fixed it

Invoked this command:

Code:
yum install xinetd
and was able to configure it like a champ. I'm glad we could all work through this.
 
  


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