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Old 05-29-2003, 12:22 AM   #1
andyyuen
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Mandrake 9.1 & VMware 4.0


can someone tell me how to get VMware 4.0.x.x.(newest build)

i get a msg like this

-------------------------------------------------------------------
[root@localhost bin]# ./vmware-config.pl
Making sure VMware Workstation's services are stopped.

Stopping VMware services:
Virtual machine monitor [ OK ]

Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

None of VMware Workstation's pre-built vmmon modules 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] y

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] /usr/include

The directory of kernel headers (version 2.4.21) does not match your running
kernel (version 2.4.21-0.13mdk). Even if the module were to compile
successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


btw does anyone got a newbie learning site that teaches how to install packages and how to install tared. gz. and other files that are not RPm.... i am newbie and have no clue
 
Old 05-29-2003, 12:46 AM   #2
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You need to make sure you have all the kernel headers installed. Open the Mandrake Control Centre - add Software and type kernel into the search window. You should see kernel-source 2.4.21-0.13mdk as a result. Check the box and install it. It should install in the directory /usr/share/doc/kernel-source-2.4.21

Try Vmware again afterwards.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 08:13 AM   #3
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yeah, the kernel source is the one u need. Install the SMP version if you have multiple processor, the normal version if you have single, etc.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 09:23 PM   #4
andyyuen
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thx dude.... i got it working finally
 
Old 06-25-2003, 07:17 AM   #5
weqa
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Unhappy How to do that?

Hi, I am facing the same problem

Can you share with me how you solve this finally?

Thanks a lot!
 
Old 06-26-2003, 04:30 PM   #6
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I had some problems too when installing mandrake 9.1 on my win2k running vmware

however i managed to get most of the stuff working
sorry for the mumbo jumbo explication but i did this out of my head
first install your kernel src

insert cd3 of your mandrake cd-set
mount the cdrom
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
find /mnt/cdrom -name "kernel-source*"

install the rpm with rpm -i

eject the mandrake cdrom

eject

load the virtual vmware cdrom
klick in the file menu : install vmware tools
cd /tmp
mkdir /mnt/vmware
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/vmware
tar zxf /mnt/vmware/...
/tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/vmware-install.pl

just keep pressing enter

do the config

/usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl
startx

and you should be up and running

now here is where I stranded... and I wonder if someone can help me

I have my X running in 640X480 and I cant get it to run on a higher resolution

anyone an idea of how to fix this?
I`m trying to do this with the Mandrake configuration tool

tnx in advance
Alexander
 
Old 06-26-2003, 05:32 PM   #7
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If you still can not setup VMware you can find the source code for vmmon and vmnet. Then compile them. It should be in the VMware directory.

For some strange reason VMware for LINUX needs some JAVA library files. Below is list of them.
libmlib_image.so
libjvm.so
libjava.so
libverify.so

I had to either copy them to /usr/lib or make a symbolic. This when I removed a certain RPM file that was either link to those files or was sharing. I don't know.

mpegman, I don't think weqa is asking how to install Linux in VMware. I think weqa is saying how to install vmware in LINUX.

For your problem go to sourceforge and type modeline or go to
http://xtiming.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/xtiming.pl
 
Old 06-26-2003, 06:04 PM   #8
mpegman
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tnx for the help !

i already found that by some experimenting with
/etc/XF...-4

i got some better results

now i`m in 1024 so... thats what I needed...

however I`m going to try to reinstall anyways

cos I cant make head or tales from the network crap
I cant get it connected...

so maybe with a new install... i`ll get a better perspective on how it works...

what do you guys use ? bridged or nat?
 
Old 07-08-2003, 02:20 PM   #9
sarczoid
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Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

None of VMware Workstation's pre-built vmmon modules is suitable for your
running kernel. Do you want this script 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.

Argument "gcc (GCC) 3" isn't numeric in numeric ge (>=) at /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl line 1493, <STDIN> line 3.
What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/build/include] /usr/share/doc/kernel-source-2.4.21

The path "/usr/share/doc/kernel-source-2.4.21" is an existing directory, but it
does not contain at least one of these directories "linux", "asm", "net" as
expected.

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/build/include]


I installed the c header files... but it keeps complaining... i am not a genius on here so is there any help i can get in english???? :P

anyone know the REAL filepath to the files, where it will not complain about there not being a linux folder and whatnot.

Gaz
 
Old 07-09-2003, 02:00 PM   #10
Netzarim
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Where did you find the kernel-headers/source that allowed you to compile the vmware modules for the 2.4.21-013mdk-smp kernel or the enterprise kernel? I am not finding them on my cds nor on rpmfind.net
 
  


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