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Old 03-24-2007, 08:39 AM   #1
SimoneDice
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RHEL 5 & VMWare Workstation Beta 6


I'm trying to get VMware Workstation Beta 6 installed on RHEL 5. Has anyone been able to do this? The RPM installs fine, but when I try to run the config, I can't get passed finding the kernel source. The kernel-headers are installed, but there is no option to install the kernel-source or kernel-devel and nothing is in the /usr/src/. There is stuff in /usr/include/ and /usr/include/src/, but its giving messages that this wouldn't be correct. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for any help.
 
Old 03-24-2007, 09:54 AM   #2
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The kernel-devel package(s) is/are on the Installation media (if you have the media), in any case install it (them) by typing something like;

yum -c 'install kernel-{PAE,xen,kdump}-devel'

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Old 03-30-2007, 12:52 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lenard
The kernel-devel package(s) is/are on the Installation media (if you have the media), in any case install it (them) by typing something like;

yum -c 'install kernel-{PAE,xen,kdump}-devel'
I think that you have the desktop version I have the same problem

look at my post on vmware


http://www.vmware.com/community/thre...77120&tstart=0

So the next question is where do we are going to download kernel-devel rpm if there are not such package included in the rhel 5 desktop version

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Old 03-30-2007, 06:58 AM   #4
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Please review (yes I know this is for FC5 but does apply);

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/releas...ISO/#sn-Kernel

The kernel source for RHEL5 is here: ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/
 
Old 04-10-2007, 12:36 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lenard
Please review (yes I know this is for FC5 but does apply);

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/releas...ISO/#sn-Kernel

The kernel source for RHEL5 is here: ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/
I cant find an equivalent for fedora-rpmdevtools in rhel 5 desktop

i search all the packages and there is not *rpmdevtools

And there is no docs for compiling the kernel in rhel 5 desktop

Is this version of rhel 5 desktop is crap ? Because the rhel 4 desktop have more rpm's like mysql-server and kernel-devel

So I dont know if there is a reason to upgrade if its really a downgrade because the lack of all that features
 
Old 04-10-2007, 05:35 AM   #6
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Strange;

Code:
$ cat /etc/*release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client release 5 (Tikanga)

And from my local repo of the desktop installation DVD and Supplementary CD;
 
$ ls /RHEL5/kernel*
/RHEL5/kernel-2.6.18-8.el5.x86_64.rpm
/RHEL5/kernel-devel-2.6.18-8.el5.x86_64.rpm
/RHEL5/kernel-doc-2.6.18-8.el5.noarch.rpm
/RHEL5/kernel-headers-2.6.18-8.el5.x86_64.rpm
/RHEL5/kernel-xen-2.6.18-8.el5.x86_64.rpm
/RHEL5/kernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-8.el5.x86_64.rpm

$ ls /RHEL5/mysql*
/RHEL5/mysql-5.0.22-2.1.i386.rpm
/RHEL5/mysql-5.0.22-2.1.x86_64.rpm
/RHEL5/mysql-bench-5.0.22-2.1.x86_64.rpm
/RHEL5/mysql-connector-odbc-3.51.12-2.2.x86_64.rpm
/RHEL5/mysql-devel-5.0.22-2.1.i386.rpm
/RHEL5/mysql-devel-5.0.22-2.1.x86_64.rpm
/RHEL5/mysql-server-5.0.22-2.1.x86_64.rpm
/RHEL5/mysql-test-5.0.22-2.1.x86_64.rpm
Install the rpmdevtools package from FC6 Extras for example;
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...fc6.noarch.rpm

Building a kernel is the same as in other versions of RHEL or fedora Core, if you want the docs then download/extract/read;

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...kn_pdf.tar.bz2

Of course it is advisable to install the "Development Tools" if your going to be building things like a kernel and vmware.
 
Old 04-12-2007, 07:15 PM   #7
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So here is the problem and how to get it fixed. Some people can download the kernel-devel, and there are kernel-devel files on the RHEL 5 workstaion disk 5 or 6. However, if you upgrade your kernel during a system update, these won't work and you can't get the kernel-devel files from RHEL. Some peple can because they have the workstation or such and get that from RHEL. However, if you have desktop, you don't.

To fix, CentOS just released their version of RHEL from the source code. If you go to this mirror and download the new kernel-devel files, then you can compile the kernel modules and install VMware properly. The kernel that I downloaded was included below. It was in the directory I provided on the Cent0S 5 mirror. I am now running VMWare Workstation.

http://mirrors.csumb.edu/centos/5/updates/i386/RPMS/

kernel-devel-2.6.18-8.1.1.el5.i686.rpm

Thanks to everyone who tried to help! S-
 
Old 04-17-2007, 08:37 PM   #8
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compile kernel modules

SimoneDice, I am a newbie... can you how to compile the kernel modules for running VMware after installing the kernel-devel.

Thanx
 
Old 04-18-2007, 06:02 AM   #9
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As root or equivalent from the /usr/bin location type; vmware-config.sh
 
Old 04-18-2007, 12:03 PM   #10
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el5 vs. el5xen

It seems that my problem was that I was running the *.el5xen kernel instead of the *.el5... What are the advantages/differences between both?

Change default kernel in the /boot/brub/menu.lst to *.el5 and voila!!!

default=0

Is there a way to obtain the source of to the *.el5xen kernel?
 
  


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