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Old 06-05-2005, 01:01 PM   #1
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Question Step by Step way to make SUSE 9.3 VMWARE ready ??


Could anyone who been using vmware 5 under suse 9.3 inform me step by step in detail about how to install vmware 5 ?? i tried many way,which doesn't work at all !!

i don't know about kernel or source code ....#$%&?

i thank you for your cander and grateful to you.


 
Old 06-05-2005, 05:48 PM   #2
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You need the kernel source rpm for your kernel so vmware can compile its modules. I've never used suse so I cant be much help on how to use yast to get he kernel source.

I came across this link which may or maynot help give it a try.

http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2004/0..._vmware90.html

Last edited by Boow; 06-05-2005 at 05:53 PM.
 
Old 06-05-2005, 09:20 PM   #3
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With SuSe the kernal sources are located in /usr/src/. You should find the kernel source there if not install with YAST2.

I dont run 9.3 yet so my kernel /usr/src/linux-2.6.8-24.14

However if you are running a stock kernel you need to have a config file. When SuSe runs the kernel it adds a gzipped ram image of the kernel .config file in /proc

login as root
cd /usr/src/linux-2.6.8-24.14
cp /proc/config.gz config.gz
gunzip config.gz
mv config .config

make prepare-all
now run vmware-config.pl to build the modules. Vmware should work fine. I have 5.0 running with SuSe 9.2 however VMware may not support the kernel in Suse 9.3

Good Luck

Jeff
 
Old 06-21-2005, 04:36 PM   #4
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Hey Jeff

Many thanks for your step by step there. I managed to get VMWare 5.0 installed on SuSE 9.3.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 09:15 AM   #5
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Cool, Jeff!!
Thank you very much!
I installed it too without any problems on a Suse 9.3 at first time with your clues.

Cheers.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 10:18 PM   #6
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Hello Jeff,

Also wanted to chime in my thanks for the helpful instruction in getting VMWare installed to Suse 9.3.

I a relative noob at adminstering my own box in Linux/Unix. I scoured every bit of advice I could Google on this subject and kept it in a text file for the day I'd attempt the install. Your advice was elegant simplicity. Finishing the install, I was bemused as to what the fuss was all about getting this installed. This was very encouraging for some of us still looking up the steep part of the curve.

Regards,
 
  


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