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Old 11-06-2008, 10:04 PM   #1
dolphans1
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How to install VMware Workstation on Mandriva 2009


I am having one heck of a time installing VMware Workstation on Mandriva 2009 , I have tried VMware Worlstation 6.5 and 6.05 and I can't, install or configure.

Has anyone had any luck...?

I have tried both the RPM and .tar versions....

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Old 11-07-2008, 08:23 AM   #2
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Below is the message I am getting when I try to compile:


Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Workstation 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/2.6.27.4-desktop-1mnb/build/include]

Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

Building the vmmon module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.27.4-desktop-1mnb/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.4-1mnb'

WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-2.6.27.4-1mnb/Module.symvers
is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions.

CC [M] /root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
In file included from /root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/vmware.h:25,
from /root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:48:
/root/tmp/vmware-config2/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 /root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/machine.h:24,
from /root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:15,
from /root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49:
/root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/x86.h:830:1: warning: "PTE_PFN_MASK" redefined
In file included from include/asm/paravirt.h:7,
from include/asm/irqflags.h:55,
from include/linux/irqflags.h:57,
from include/asm/system.h:11,
from include/asm/processor.h:17,
from include/linux/prefetch.h:14,
from include/linux/list.h:6,
from include/linux/module.h:9,
from /root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:12:
include/asm/page.h:22:1: warning: this is the location of the previous definition
In file included from /root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:20,
from /root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49:
/root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:37:5: warning: "VMW_HAVE_EPOLL" is not defined
/root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:43:5: warning: "VMW_HAVE_EPOLL" is not defined
In file included from /root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:20,
from /root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49:
/root/tmp/vmware-config2/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
In file included from /root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/vmhost.h:13,
from /root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:71:
/root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/compat_semaphore.h:5:27: error: asm/semaphore.h: No such file or directory
In file included from /root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:80:
/root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/compat_kernel.h:21: error: expected declaration specifiers or ‘...’ before ‘compat_exit’
/root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/compat_kernel.h:21: error: expected declaration specifiers or ‘...’ before ‘exit_code’
/root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/./include/compat_kernel.h:21: warning: type defaults to ‘int’ in declaration of ‘_syscall1’
/root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:144: error: unknown field ‘nopage’ specified in initializer
/root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:145: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:148: error: unknown field ‘nopage’ specified in initializer
/root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:149: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function ‘LinuxDriver_Ioctl’:
/root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1661: error: ‘struct mm_struct’ has no member named ‘dumpable’
/root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1672: error: too many arguments to function ‘smp_call_function’
make[2]: *** [/root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/root/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.4-1mnb'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/root/tmp/vmware-config2/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.
 
Old 11-08-2008, 12:10 AM   #3
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Solution:

I removed RPM package, and installed VMware Workstation package 6.5 bundle

1) download bundle package it will look like a piece of paper with a question mark inside dolphin.

2) right click-properties-permissions and check executable

3) open konsole by using >visual>panels>terminal

4) su

5) password

6) ./VM and press tab so it completes

7) ./VMware-Workstation-6.5.0-118166.i386.bundle [press enter]

8) Follow instructions from menue

Forgot to mention I had to install this package to make it work :

kernel-desktop-devel-latest - Virtual rpm for latest kernel-desktop-devel?


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Last edited by dolphans1; 11-08-2008 at 12:29 AM.
 
Old 07-30-2009, 11:03 PM   #4
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Smile Maybe even easier

In Terminal:

Change location to the directory of the VMware bundle, in my case Documents.

Log on as SuperUser
alan@localhost:~/Documents$ su
Password: type p/w, press Enter

Use sh command

[root@localhost Documents]# sh VMware-Workstation-6.5.2-156735.x86_64.bundle

Press Enter

Extracting VMware Installer...done.
 
Old 07-31-2009, 10:25 AM   #5
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Thanks, I appreciate it.....

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Quote:
Originally Posted by mistywindow View Post
In Terminal:

Change location to the directory of the VMware bundle, in my case Documents.

Log on as SuperUser
alan@localhost:~/Documents$ su
Password: type p/w, press Enter

Use sh command

[root@localhost Documents]# sh VMware-Workstation-6.5.2-156735.x86_64.bundle

Press Enter

Extracting VMware Installer...done.
 
  


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