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Old 05-04-2005, 04:44 PM   #1
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Question configuration of vmware 5.0 workstation for linux fails


distro: suse 9.0 professional
kernel: 2.6.10

vmware version:
VMware Workstation 5.0.0 build-13124

It installs just fine.

However, I get the following error when calling the application from console

Code:
#> vmware
 
VMware Workstation is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured
for the running kernel. To (re-)configure it, invoke the
following command: /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl.

This is what I do...tell what I'm doing wrong please.

Code:
1.
#> vmware-config.pl
Making sure services for VMware Workstation are stopped.
 
Stopping VMware services:
   Virtual machine monitor                                             done
   Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                                   done
   DHCP server on /dev/vmnet8                                          done
   NAT service on /dev/vmnet8                                          done
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8                                 done
   Virtual ethernet                                                    done
 
Configuring fallback GTK+ 2.4 libraries.
 
In which directory do you want to install the mime type icons?
[/usr/share/icons]
 
What directory contains your desktop menu entry files? These files have a
.desktop file extension. [/usr/share/applications]
 
In which directory do you want to install the application's icon?
[/usr/share/pixmaps]
 
Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.
 
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)? [yes] yes
 
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? [/lib/modules/2.6.10/build/include]
 
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/2.6.10/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.10'
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/common/cpuid.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/common/hash.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/common/memtrack.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/common/phystrack.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/common/task.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/common/vmx86.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/vmcore/moduleloop.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/vmmon.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST
  CC      /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/vmnet.mod.o
  LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/vmnet.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.10'
cp -f vmnet.ko ./../vmnet.o
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only'
The module loads perfectly in the running kernel.
 
Starting VMware services:
   Virtual machine monitor                                            failed
   Virtual ethernet                                                   failed
   Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                                   done
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 (background)                    done
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 (background)                    done
   NAT service on /dev/vmnet8                                          done
 
The configuration of VMware Workstation 5.0.0 build-13124 for Linux for this
running kernel completed successfully.
 
You can now run VMware Workstation by invoking the following command:
"/usr/bin/vmware".
 
Enjoy,
 
--the VMware team
 
 
2. #>/etc/init.d/vmware start or simply #>vmware
VMware Workstation is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured
for the running kernel. To (re-)configure it, invoke the
following command: /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl.
 
 
3. /etc/init.d/vmware stop
/etc/init.d/vmware: line 931: [: -: integer expression expected
Stopping VMware services:
   Virtual machine monitor                                            failed
   Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                                   done
   DHCP server on /dev/vmnet1                                          done
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1                                 done
   DHCP server on /dev/vmnet8                                          done
   NAT service on /dev/vmnet8                                          done
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8                                 done
   Virtual ethernet 
 
4. /etc/init.d/vmware restart
/etc/init.d/vmware: line 931: [: -: integer expression expected
Stopping VMware services:
   Virtual machine monitor                                            failed
   Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                                   done
   DHCP server on /dev/vmnet1                                          done
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1                                 done
   DHCP server on /dev/vmnet8                                          done
   NAT service on /dev/vmnet8                                          done
   Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8                                 done
   Virtual ethernet  

5. /etc/init.d/network start returned 0 (success):
Setting up network interfaces:
    lo        ..done
    eth0      (DHCP) ..failed
    eth1      (DHCP) ..failed
/etc/init.d/vmware start returned 1 (unspecified error):
VMware Workstation is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured
for the running kernel. To (re-)configure it, invoke the
following command: /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl.
After step 5, I try to configure it again as in step 1. Steps 1-4 are just an eternal loop.

By the way....step 5 "network" error doesn't make any sense to me. I get an IP address just fine on eth0...I surf the net and everything...In fact, I'm posting this topic now using this machine just fine.

Any ideas on vmware config issue?

Thanks, Randomx
 
Old 05-04-2005, 07:31 PM   #2
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Unhappy no idea

i have no idea how to fix this either, i had the exact same problem, yesterday in fact. this really confused me alot because a month ago i installed the exact same version (same build too) another one of my computers. also running the same distro, suse 9.1. all i had to do then was hit enter a couple times then the installation and configuration were done. ?????
 
Old 05-05-2005, 05:54 PM   #3
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I know...this is too weird. I rebooted several times, shut down the dhcpcd daemon, ifdown ethx, ifup ethx, and what not.

When I find out I'll post it here...hopefully it'll save headache or two...
 
Old 05-05-2005, 09:24 PM   #4
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you may want to try qemu instead. i just wrote an article about how to install windows on qemu.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=320569
 
Old 05-23-2005, 02:46 PM   #5
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had the same problem with kernel 2.6.11.10.
Just deleted /etc/vmware/not_configured and vmware works fine.

Ok it's not a real solution, but it works for me :-)
 
Old 05-23-2005, 03:16 PM   #6
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