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Old 04-12-2003, 09:13 PM   #1
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VMware tools/SuSE 8.2


Hello, I'm new to LQ.

I have compiled and installed software, but not a kernel yet. RPMs are too easy, and I grew up on DOS 5. I tell you this to give you some idea of my competence level.

My question is this:

I installed SuSE 8.2 as a guest on my XP Pro Host.

When I ran the installation script it started a configuration script that required the kernel-source headers, which I promptly
installed from the CDs and gave to the script.

It came back to me with "This isn't the right set of headers, you have 2.4.20-4GB source here, but your kernel was built with 2.4.20-4GB-athlon source."

Oh the pain.

How would I go about butchering this source, or even surgically supplanting the athlon code so that my beautiful VMware tools will work happily without any fuss?

Please.
 
Old 04-13-2003, 10:21 PM   #2
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The kernel athlon sources are in /suse/i586/k_athlon-2.4.20-38.i586.rpm on CD1. It is probably a good idea to uninstall the other kernel sources before installing this so you don't get a conflict.
 
Old 04-13-2003, 10:27 PM   #3
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If the above does not work, try editing the file /lib/modules/2.4.20-4GB-athlon/build/include/linux_version.h.
Change the line saying "# DEFINE UTS_RELEASE" 2.4.20-4gb" to "# DEFINE UTS_RELEASE "2.4.20-4GB-athlon". Only try this if installing the right RPM doesn't work.
 
Old 04-14-2003, 09:28 PM   #4
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Thank you very much =)

I'm actually working on compiling a new kernel, from the standard source, but this info will give me a major security blanket.

<bows>
 
Old 05-10-2003, 03:23 PM   #5
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for those (liek me) who could not get it to work with a SMP 64Gb kernel

After you've installed the kernel-source rpm you need to

cd /usr/src/linux
make mrproper
make cloneconfig
make dep
touch /usr/src/linux/include/linux/modversions.h
 
  


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