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Old 10-15-2008, 01:29 PM   #1
jonaskellens
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vmware server install problem on Fedora 9 i686


Because I had problems with installing vmware server version 1.0.7 on a 64 bit Fedora 9 -system I installed the 32bit version of Fedora9 today.

But I do not have more succes with this 32bit installation :

[root@localhost Download]# yum localinstall VMware-server-1.0.7-108231.i386.rpm --nogpgcheck

Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit

Setting up Local Package Process

Examining VMware-server-1.0.7-108231.i386.rpm: VMware-server-1.0.7-108231.i386

Marking VMware-server-1.0.7-108231.i386.rpm to be installed

Resolving Dependencies

--> Running transaction check

---> Package VMware-server.i386 0:1.0.7-108231 set to be updated

--> Finished Dependency Resolution



Dependencies Resolved



================================================================================

Package Arch Version Repository Size

================================================================================

Installing:

VMware-server i386 1.0.7-108231 VMware-server-1.0.7-108231.i386.rpm 101 M



Transaction Summary

================================================================================

Install 1 Package(s)

Update 0 Package(s)

Remove 0 Package(s)



Total download size: 101 M

Is this ok [y/N]: y

Downloading Packages:

Running rpm_check_debug

Running Transaction Test

Finished Transaction Test

Transaction Test Succeeded

Running Transaction

Installing : VMware-server [1/1]



Installed: VMware-server.i386 0:1.0.7-108231

Complete!


[root@localhost Download]# /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl


None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Server 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]



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/2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686/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-config3/vmmon-only'

make -C /lib/modules/2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules

make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686'

CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o

/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:146: error: unknown field ‘nopage’ specified in initializer

/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:147: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type

/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:150: error: unknown field ‘nopage’ specified in initializer

/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:151: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type

make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1

make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only] Error 2

make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686'

make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2

make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/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.


[root@localhost Download]# yum remove Vmware-server-1.0.7



Other approach, but same result :

[root@localhost Download]# tar -xvzf VMware-server-1.0.7-108231.tar.gz


[root@localhost vmware-any-any-update109]# ./runme.pl


Same output...

I've tried also with the vmware-any-any-update109-patch but when I run :


[root@localhost vmware-any-any-update109]# ./runme.pl
Updating /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl ... now patched
Updating /usr/bin/vmware ... No patch needed/available
Updating /usr/bin/vmnet-bridge ... No patch needed/available
Updating /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx ... No patch needed/available
Updating /usr/lib/vmware/bin-debug/vmware-vmx ... No patch needed/available
VMware modules in "/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source" has been updated.

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/lib/modules/2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686/build/include]

Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

Building the vmmon module.

Building for VMware Server 1.0.0.
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686'
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/./include/vmware.h:25,
from /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:52:
/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/./include/vm_basic_types.h:160: error: conflicting types for ‘uintptr_t’
include/linux/types.h:40: error: previous declaration of ‘uintptr_t’ was here
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:20,
from /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:53:
/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:37:5: warning: "VMW_HAVE_EPOLL" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:43:5: warning: "VMW_HAVE_EPOLL" is not defined
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:20,
from /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:53:
/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:60: error: conflicting types for ‘poll_initwait’
include/linux/poll.h:65: error: previous declaration of ‘poll_initwait’ was here
/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:159: error: unknown field ‘nopage’ specified in initializer
/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:160: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:163: error: unknown field ‘nopage’ specified in initializer
/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:164: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function ‘__LinuxDriver_Ioctl’:
/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1833: error: ‘struct mm_struct’ has no member named ‘dumpable’
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config5/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.


Anyone succesfully installed VMWare Server on kernel ?? :
[root@localhost vmware-any-any-update109]# rpm -qa | grep kernel
kerneloops-0.11-1.fc9.i386
kernel-headers-2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i386
kernel-devel-2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686
kernel-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686
kernel-2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686
 
Old 10-15-2008, 04:07 PM   #2
clindo
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Oops. I now see in your post that you have already installed the any-any driver. I had gotten this to work by doing a fresh OS install, then applying any-any & vmware with an unpatched kernel (I see that you have 2 kernel packages installed). I didn't trust the results, so I switched to CentOS 5.


"Yes, had this problem as well. Google 'vmware any-any' and you should get enough hits pointing you in the right direction; some with step-by-step instructions."

Last edited by clindo; 10-15-2008 at 04:16 PM. Reason: Saw that you had tried this already...
 
Old 10-18-2008, 02:43 AM   #3
jonaskellens
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I got it to work by installing vmware-server 1.0.7 and then I ran vmware-any-any-update117-itpsycho.

Got some errors building the thing, but now I can work with VMWare and create and run VM's.
 
  


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