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Old 01-27-2005, 02:22 AM   #1
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Run all windows software VMware 5 beta free


VMware is a virtual machine builder for windows and linux. You install VMware and create a virtual machine by installing an operating system from CD, DVD, or ISO file. You can install any i386 OS besides BeOS. With an XP virtual machine you can run any windows software you wish. You can have a linux VM in windows XP if you prefer. You can have as many VM's as you wish. You can have every windows ever made and DOS, plus evey distro of linux, bsd, and solaris I think, all on the same machine in virtual machines. You just install the operating system in VMware and start the virtual machine any time you wish. You can even run more than one VM at a time. But make sure you have 1 GB ram and 2.4 GHz or better processor. VMware isn't a good game emulator. VMware beta 5 is free and it works. You have to look around a little on the http colon slash slash www dot vmware dot com website to find the beta 5 version. I even got it to work on the 2.6.8-24-10-smpg4 kernel in SuSE 9.2. If you need help getting it working you can file a support request with VMware. I have four VM's: XP SP1, Redhat 9, Fedora 3, and mandrake 10.1. The all run on my SuSE 9.2 host system.





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Old 02-02-2005, 04:21 PM   #2
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Really?

Did you really manage to get VMware Workstation 5.0 working under SuSE 9.2 with the 2.6 kernel? I always get the same message, and i tried installing it on two machines already...
Heres what always comes up:

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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 /usr/src/linux/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.8-24.11'
Makefile:465: .config: No such file or directory

WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-2.6.8-24.11/Module.symvers is missing, modules will have CONFIG_MODVERSIONS disabled.

CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
/bin/sh: scripts/basic/fixdep: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.8-24.11'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] 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
visit our Web site at "http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/modules.html" and
"http://www.vmware.com/support/reference/linux/prebuilt_modules_linux.html".

Execution aborted.
And this happens every time...
Can you PLEASE help me, or at least get me on the right track? I tried both of the links, but one of them is dead, and another one doesn´t solve any problems... Hope you can help.

thanx,
svinka
 
Old 02-02-2005, 04:31 PM   #3
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Ooops... REALLY SORRY for such a dumb post, found an answer to it after 5 minutes...
Anyways, your post helped me, because you´re the first person that i saw saying that VMware 5 runs on suse 9.2

svinka
 
Old 02-02-2005, 09:11 PM   #4
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Cool, I didn't know that there was a public beta for VMWare 5. Many of the improvements sound pretty useful(I use VMWare workstation 4.5 ATM). Is the beta time limited? Thanks for the heads up.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 10:45 PM   #5
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beta is time limited

The beta is time limited, but I'm not sure until when.

OK, here's how to get SuSE 9.2 going with VMware. The original kernel works ok, but if you update the kernel, here is what you have to do: Go to the /usr/src/2.6.8-24.xy-obj/i386" directory, where xy is the minor release number. Look in every directory inside of /i386 and find the one that has "module-symvers" file. Copy the "arch" and "scripts" folders and all the loose files like "Makefile" and ".config" to /usr/src/linux folder and overwrite all with Konqueror file manager. Then go to a terminal and type <init 3> without the <> it is /sbin/init 3 for other linux's. Once in runlevel 3, log in as root, and type <yast2>. Do an "online update", but only update the kernel. Deselect everything else. Once the update is done, reboot into your user profile KDE desktop and launch a root shell. Run /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl again, and this time it should build a vmmon module that loads into the kernel.
 
  


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