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Old 08-02-2006, 09:22 AM   #1
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FC5 and free VMWare Server Install Problems


I'm trying to install the new free VMWare Server on a dual core Athlon 64 with 2 SATA drives and a GEforce card with zero success. I don't get any error messages, just nothing. Based on another thread, I just did a complete re-install from the original 5 ISO CD release which I understand was missing some key kernel-related packages which may be part of my problem.

Aside from doing a yum update of the basic kernel and firefox, I've got a blank slate at the moment and would appreciate any help someone could provide.

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 02:56 AM   #2
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I would gladly provide you with some help, however I need a bit more info from you; When you run the install (./install.pl i believe is the name) does it complete without error? after that when you go to start vmware check /var/log/messages , anything there? search your log files if you don't have any errors on screen, they are your best friend :-)

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Old 08-29-2006, 03:49 AM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback. I'm on a different machine at the moment but will check the log files and let you know what I find.

Thanks.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 11:08 AM   #4
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Sounds good :-) , We all run Fedora here at the office but should we need the odd windows app (normally visio) we just load up a VM, and whatya know windows on it normally runs faster than in a native environment hehe.

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Old 10-30-2006, 04:14 PM   #5
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VMware on FC5

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Originally Posted by Linux31
I'm trying to install the new free VMWare Server on a dual core Athlon 64 with 2 SATA drives and a GEforce card with zero success. I don't get any error messages, just nothing. Based on another thread, I just did a complete re-install from the original 5 ISO CD release which I understand was missing some key kernel-related packages which may be part of my problem.

Aside from doing a yum update of the basic kernel and firefox, I've got a blank slate at the moment and would appreciate any help someone could provide.

Thanks for your help.
I am running VMware-server-1.0.1-29996.i386 on Kernel 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5 i686 it works fine. Do a rpm -qa kernel* and post the results please.
I have:
kernel-devel-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5
kernel-kdump-devel-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5
kernel-kdump-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5
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