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Old 06-29-2009, 04:40 AM   #1
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error while installing VMware- player


hi all........

I downloaded VMware-Player-2.5.2-156735.i386.bundle .to install on linux

but when i try to install it using

sudo ./VMware-Player-2.5.2-156735.i386.bundle

it is giving following error

you cannot install on a system with kvm enabled...........

can anyone please helpme

thanks in advnace.........

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Old 06-29-2009, 05:36 AM   #2
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You need to recompile your linux kernel without KVM
 
Old 06-29-2009, 05:57 AM   #3
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You need to recompile your linux kernel without KVM
is there any option to disable kvm
 
Old 06-29-2009, 06:00 AM   #4
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Depends of the distro
in ubuntu
Code:
$ sudo invoke-rc.d kvm stop
 
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Depends of the distro
in ubuntu
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$ sudo invoke-rc.d kvm stop
This doesn't work in fedora ..i am using fedora9 please suggest me how to stop kvm in fedora.
 
Old 06-29-2009, 07:10 AM   #6
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Open the ntsysv program:
Code:
ntsysv
Find your service in the list and press space to disable it. Services marked with a * will start automatically at boot.
 
Old 06-29-2009, 07:23 AM   #7
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Open the ntsysv program:
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ntsysv
Find your service in the list and press space to disable it. Services marked with a * will start automatically at boot.
ya..this can be done using sudo chkconfig servicename stop

but the problem is kvm service is not available in /etc/init.d which is same as ntsysv i guess....

how to disable kvm ......is the problem....
 
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As I said, to disable KVM, all you have to do is compile it out of your kernel. To do this, assuming you have your linux source in /usr/src/linux, you must navigate to that directory and run the command make menuconfig. Then search for the KVM option, disable it and save the config. Afterwards, run the command make and the make modules_install if you installed any extra modules. Then just copy the new kernel file from arch/(your arch)/bzImage to your boot folder (usually /boot) and overwrite the existing kernel. Make sure to back up your old kernel in case anything goes wrong and also mak sure your new kernel has the same name as the old one unless you want to edit your bootloader config. Reboot and you should be able to install VMWare. If anything goes wrong, you can just restore your old kernel
 
  


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