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Old 07-28-2004, 07:06 AM   #1
baybocukcu
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A problem while installing WMWare on mandrake 10.0


I am trying to instal WMWare Woprkstation 4.5.2 on my madrakelinux 10.0 .

Can anybody tell me what to do after the installation.

I know that i should do some configuration and so and so. But I don't know how to do, which commands to use and which settings to choose ?

I have a partition, namely H, which is in the NTFS format and nearly 5 GB. Can i use this partition for the Wmware's space demand ? If i can, how?

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Old 07-28-2004, 07:45 AM   #2
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Hey baybocukcu,

I'm sure you've already tried this, but I point it out anyways:

http://www.vmware.com/support/ws45/doc/

This docmentation looks well laid out, very well written, and very in-depth. It might be worth really digging through it to get some answers. The section regarding "Creating a New Virtual Machine" might be what you're looking for -- it pretty much steps you through it.

Cheers,
Tim
 
Old 07-28-2004, 02:13 PM   #3
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i have tried to follow the steps there, but the console gave such a message :

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None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Workstation 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)?
----------------------

then after selecting yes, it says :

------------------------------------
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?[/usr/src/linux/include]
----------------------------------------------

What is the location of this header files or how can i find their location ?
 
Old 07-28-2004, 02:20 PM   #4
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You'll need your kernel-source RPM if your kernel sources are not installed. Look in /usr/src/linux and /usr/local/src/linux -- if one of those directories is non-empty,. you're probably OK, Otherwise install your kernel sources, and they should be put into /usr/src/linux.
 
Old 07-28-2004, 02:31 PM   #5
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...you're probably OK, Otherwise install your kernel sources, and they should be put into /usr/src/linux.

there is nothing in these directories, even there is no directory named as "linux" in "usr/src" or in "usr/local/src" .

So; where can i download the kernel source, and how can i install that into the" /usr/src/linux" directory ?
 
Old 07-28-2004, 02:58 PM   #6
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There should be a kernel-source RPM that came with your Mandrake distro. You should find it and install it. It's very important that the kernel source is for the exact kernel that your system runs, otherwise things will fail in strange ways, so therefore you need to use Mandrake's kernel source package.
 
Old 07-28-2004, 04:59 PM   #7
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i couldn't find what to install.

i installed the file : kernel-source-2.4.19-16mdk.i586.rpm

and then : kernel-headers-2.4.18-41mdk.i586.rpm

and then : gcc3.4-doc-3.4.0-0.4mdk.i586.rpm

but it gives such an error :
--------------
What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include] /usr/src/linux

The path "/usr/src/linux" is an existing directory, but it does not contain at
least one of these directories "linux", "asm", "net" as expected.
-----------------
and the content of linux is :
---------------
[root@localhost src]# cd linux
[root@localhost linux]# ls
3rdparty/ Documentation/ include/ kernel/ mm/ Rules.make
arch/ drivers/ init/ lib/ net/ scripts/
COPYING fs/ ipc/ MAINTAINERS README sound/
CREDITS grsecurity/ kdb/ Makefile REPORTING-BUGS
-------------------------------------------
what is to do now ?

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