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Old 05-14-2004, 02:39 PM   #1
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Unhappy VMware Patch update Error: Unknown Version


Okay, heres the dealio...

I just recently installed Mandrake 10 and when I went to install VMware I got this:

"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"

So I heard about this any any patch or whatever and I downloaded it and ran it and this is the output:

"Updating /usr/bin/vmware ... Unknown version
Sorry, there is no binary patch available for your version of vmware.
VMware modules in "/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source" has been updated."

The first time I ignored the error and tried Vmware but it still didn't work...

Is there anything I can do to remedy this? Please don't bash me, I'm a frail newbie and you will scare me

The help is very much appreciated...I have been waiting so long to get VMware running again!
 
Old 05-14-2004, 04:06 PM   #2
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You will need the kernel headers on your machine so VMware can recompile itself to match the running kernel. I don't know about the patch you are talking about. Was it from a warez site or from VMware?
 
Old 05-15-2004, 12:53 PM   #3
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I did have my kernel headers on my machine... last time I tried to let Vmware recompile it didn't work. But this morning I tried it again, reinstalled the kernel headers and ran vmware-config.pl and it worked perfectly!

Thanks for your help

Oh by the way, the patch wasn't anything official, it was just some patch online that I found that would allow vmware to be installed on the earlier versions of the Linux 2.6 kernel...
 
  


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