/dev/vmmon missing from Debianlenny-VMware could not install VM guest
Trying to install an XP Pro virtual machine as a guest in VMware Workstation 7.1.2, fails with the error: "Could not open /dev/vmmon. No such file or directory. Please make sure that the kernel module 'vmmon' is loaded".
Host OS is Debian-Lenny. Was able to specify the new virtual machine configuration, but VMware failed to create the new image (because of the error specified in previous paragraph).
I am new to Debian, Linux administration, and VMWare. Have a new machine with 6 cores, 8GB RAM.
Is the problem that Debian is not loading/executing a needed process? Should I be directing this problem to either Debian or VMware? I searched the VMware documentation, and it mentioned something about chkconfig (Redhat), or the rcconf/ksysv utilities to change SUSE configuration levels. I am unfamiliar with the syntax, don't know why this is necessary.
Any guidance on this problem is appreciated. Thanks.
Last edited by jhmurray; 11-05-2010 at 10:44 PM.
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