I have a new default install of SUSE 9 Enterprise and am trying to install VMWare Workstation 4.5.2. (Of course, so that I have my old fall back of Windows until I learn this stuff).
I run the installation script "vmware-config.pl" and it indicates that "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?"
Of course, it could not find a compiler so Now I am feeding the process based on these error messages. I have installed the C compiler modules (GCC) using YAST2 and tried again and am now adding header files as best I can.
The state that I have reached is it finds GCC, and asks for the location of the C header files that match my running kernel [/usr/src/linux/include].
It appears to start building the vmmon modules displaying the following messages:
make -C /usr/src/linux/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.97'
Makefile:438 .config: No such file or directory
WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.97/Module.symvers is missing, modules will have CONFIG_MODVERSIONS disabled.
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
/bin/sh: line 1: scripts/basic/fixdep: No such file or directory
etc, etc, etc.
Unable to build the vmmon module."
I would like to see Novell post a "how-to" on how to install and configure SUSE Enterprise 9 so that VMware installs as easily as it does in Red Hat 9.
Anyone have any suggestions?