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Old 08-28-2008, 11:15 AM   #1
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configure vmware


I am installing vmware on my F9 box
While configuring I am accepting default values, but I am stucked at this point.
ITs asking
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What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel?
Thxn
 
Old 08-28-2008, 01:26 PM   #2
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You will have to have your kernel headers installed. If not there should be a package to the effect of kernel-headers or kernel-source that you can install.

Then I believe the location will be in /usr/src/linux[kernel version]/headers

This is just off the top of my head as I don't have access to a linux machine right now. Its should be in usr/src/ somewhere though.

Good luck
 
Old 08-28-2008, 04:01 PM   #3
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location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel in F9 is
/usr/src/kernels/2.6.25.14-108.fc9.i686/include/

I upgraded kernel and installed kernel-devel packages nad kernel-headers accordingly via yum

Thats it

but now ehen it proceed further while installing vmmon modules it showed some error msg

Quote:
Building the vmmon module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.25.14-108.fc9.i686/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.25.14-108.fc9.i686'
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/vmware.h:25,
from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:83:
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/vm_basic_types.h:170: error: conflicting types for ‘uintptr_t’
include/linux/types.h:40: error: previous declaration of ‘uintptr_t’ was here
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/x86.h:23,
from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:15,
from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:84:
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/x86cpuid.h:383:1: warning: "BIT_MASK" redefined
In file included from include/linux/kernel.h:15,
from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:11:
include/linux/bitops.h:7:1: warning: this is the location of the previous definition
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/vmci_kernel_defs.h:26,
from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./common/vmciContext.h:19,
from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:21,
from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:84:
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:37:5: warning: "VMW_HAVE_EPOLL" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:43:5: warning: "VMW_HAVE_EPOLL" is not defined
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/vmci_kernel_defs.h:26,
from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./common/vmciContext.h:19,
from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:21,
from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:84:
/tmp/vmware-config0/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
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:198: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.25.14-108.fc9.i686'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/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.
Now once again stucked ......

Last edited by tuxianD; 08-28-2008 at 04:06 PM.
 
Old 08-28-2008, 04:19 PM   #4
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I do believe I've run into something like that before but I haven't used vmware in a long time. It seems like no matter what when I installed it there was some fuss. I don't know if you are using it for some specific features but you should check out virtualbox. Its free and I find it so much easier to install and configure.
 
Old 08-28-2008, 04:29 PM   #5
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Ohh tahts gr8
noobie wasnt aware about virtualbox

thnx givin try to VBox now
 
Old 09-03-2008, 06:27 AM   #6
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VMware isn't compatible with Fedora (though I have used it quite happily on FC4, 5 and 6 in the past). Google for 'vmware-any-any' and you should be led to a patch that makes it work. I don't know if this will work with F9 though.
 
Old 09-20-2008, 01:17 AM   #7
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Maybe there is someone out there who can help me. I'm trying to load Vmware server on my Fedora 9 system. I've pretty much tried everything I can think of (and found on the web) but I'm still getting the following:

Unable to change virtual machine power state

I've checked the permissions on the VM files. I've loaded the tool and patched it with the any-any-17d patch. I've correctly built the vmmon and vnmet drivers. I've looked under all the rocks - but I'm still not able to power up the virtual system.

any ideas?
 
Old 09-20-2008, 12:06 PM   #8
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-state-581589/
 
Old 10-17-2008, 08:09 AM   #9
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I tried version vmware-any-any-update17d compiled nad vmware installation proceeded ahead upto networking
after finishing networking again Execution aborted
 
  


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