've had trouble with every virtualization app I've come across but I've come closest with VMware. My system is Debian Lenny/Sid with a custom 188.8.131.52 kernel. As in the subject line, I'm trying to install VMware Server v1.0.4. I get this error and by reading it I can't figure it out.
I download the vmware-server-"version".tar.gz. I gunzip, tar -xvf, cd /vmware-server-distrib, and then run ./vmware-install.pl. I answer all the questions and when I come to building a modules for VMware, it freaks out and aborts.
If anyone could offer their expertise in VMware and Linux, I would be very appreciative and I'm willing to give any additional info needed to solve this issue. The error in my terminal window is this...
What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.
Building the vmmon module.
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/184.108.40.206.custom/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-220.127.116.11'
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function ‘LinuxDriver_Ioctl’:
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1659: error: ‘struct mm_struct’ has no member named ‘dumpable’
make: *** [/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make: *** _module_/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-18.104.22.168'
make: *** http://vmmon.ko
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.
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