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Old 06-28-2002, 05:00 PM   #1
techplex
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Unhappy Problem with VMWare


After I installed VMWare I ran the configuration file and..

[root@TechpleX root]# 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 script to try to build the vmmon module for
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes] y

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel? [/lib/modules/2.4.7-10enterprise/build/include]

Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

Building the vmmon module.

make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
make[2]: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/driver-2.4.7-10enterprise'
In file included from .././linux/driver.c:38:
/lib/modules/2.4.7-10enterprise/build/include/linux/malloc.h:3: warning: #warning The Use of linux/malloc.h is deprecated, use linux/slab.h
In file included from .././linux/hostif.c:26:
/lib/modules/2.4.7-10enterprise/build/include/linux/malloc.h:3: warning: #warning The Use of linux/malloc.h is deprecated, use linux/slab.h
.././linux/hostif.c:110: #error "64GB memory configuration is not supported."
make[2]: *** [hostif.d] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/driver-2.4.7-10enterprise'
make[1]: *** [deps] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
make: *** [auto-build] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.

For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please havea look at "http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/modules.html".

Execution aborted.


Did I do something wrong? How can I fix this?
 
Old 06-28-2002, 10:50 PM   #2
sewer_monkey
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Re: Problem with VMWare

Quote:
Originally posted by techplex
After I installed VMWare I ran the configuration file and..

[root@TechpleX root]# 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 script to try to build the vmmon module for
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes] y

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel? [/lib/modules/2.4.7-10enterprise/build/include]

Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

Building the vmmon module.

make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
make[2]: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/driver-2.4.7-10enterprise'
In file included from .././linux/driver.c:38:
/lib/modules/2.4.7-10enterprise/build/include/linux/malloc.h:3: warning: #warning The Use of linux/malloc.h is deprecated, use linux/slab.h
In file included from .././linux/hostif.c:26:
/lib/modules/2.4.7-10enterprise/build/include/linux/malloc.h:3: warning: #warning The Use of linux/malloc.h is deprecated, use linux/slab.h
.././linux/hostif.c:110: #error "64GB memory configuration is not supported."
make[2]: *** [hostif.d] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/driver-2.4.7-10enterprise'
make[1]: *** [deps] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
make: *** [auto-build] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.

For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please havea look at "http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/modules.html".

Execution aborted.


Did I do something wrong? How can I fix this?
The culprit is in red.
 
Old 06-29-2002, 01:40 AM   #3
techplex
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Oh, I see... Can I do something to fix this or is it just messed up and I can't do anything about it?
 
Old 06-29-2002, 04:12 PM   #4
Half_Elf
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I think this is an option in your kernel allowing big memory use...

If you don't have 64GB of Ram I suggest you to recompile your kernel and remove this useless option.
 
Old 08-01-2002, 12:57 AM   #5
frumenti
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VMware

Hi: I saw your message and am trying to get VMware running on one of my machines and am running into the same problem you had. Did you ever get VMware running? I am trying to install workstation 3.0 on a SuSe 8.0 host.

Thanks frumenti
 
Old 08-01-2002, 01:41 AM   #6
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This a known problem with vmware 2.xand 2.4 kernels. Simply upgrade to vmware3.

There's also some unofficial patches available from the vmware newsgroups.

Regards
 
Old 08-01-2002, 07:08 AM   #7
linuxcool
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According to VMware's site, they don't support SuSE Linux 8.0 as a host OS. Go here and in the Search Text box enter 694 and then go to the Search by box and select Answer ID. Press ENTER. This is the answer that I found.
 
Old 08-01-2002, 08:48 AM   #8
hhegab
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I am using VMware 3.1 without any troubles on a RedHat 7.2 box
I have installed it very easily.
if u dont use 3.1 then you should give it a try.

hhegab
 
Old 08-01-2002, 02:34 PM   #9
frumenti
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Thanks for the quick help.
frumenti
 
  


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