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I'm new to linux and am trying to get the VMWare Player installed so I can have a virtual WXP machine for certain apps.
I have kernel-188.8.131.52-42.fc8 installed and I downloaded the VMware-player-2.0.2-59824.i386.rpm and installed it per the directions.
rpm -Uhv VMware-player-2.0.2-59824.i386.rpm
followed the prompts then ran
When it got to the end, here is what I had in the terminal:
Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.
None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Player 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]
Setup is unable to find the "make" program on your machine. Please make sure it is installed. Do you want to specify the location of this program by hand?
I have no idea how to correct this. There was mention about:
-the location of the C headers
-the kernel-source matching
Any help is appreciated. I'm making the big leap because it's the right thing to do, however, I have some things that will continue to linger while I find replacements.
if i were you i would stay away from the binary package. Go and download the player from VMware website and install according to the documentation. If you couldn't run the install script for any reasons then post error messages and we will help you out.
Distribution: RHEL/CentOS/SL 5 i386 and x86_64 pata for IDE in use
Make sure you are running the 2.6.23-14-115 kernel; uname -a
If need be reboot the system and select this kernel, you might have to press any key when the grub splash screen is displayed in order to do this.
You havnt installed the development packages, which means you are probably missing a whole lot of tools. Its a very good idea to find the development packages when installing fedora/rhel/centos and select them during installation every time. Theres a good chance you'll need them for something during the installations life.
To get make do:
yum install make
Next up there will probably be another tool required. Guess the package name, or use "yum search somefile" which may help. After a few of these you might be OK.
Im here fighting another problem with vmware full. Not sure if your going to hit it too after you build the kernel modules ok.
[ant@ant ~]$ vmware
process 20726: Attempt to remove filter function 0x3f96a05020 user data 0x94cc40, but no such filter has been added
D-Bus not built with -rdynamic so unable to print a backtrace
Maybe fedora 8 is still too new?
PS Im using an rpm version, and have been since pre fedora core 6. I dont think there are any specific probs with rpm versions vs tarballs.