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Old 10-16-2008, 05:04 AM   #1
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installing vmware in centos and configuring


i have installed centos and i downloaded vmware,i followed the instruction given in the website to install the vmware , i checked the kernel version it is displaying 2.6.18-8.el5xen which is not supporting.
The kernel version 2.6.18-8.1.3.el5 is mentioned in the website which is
supported.I checked out in add/remove software and in search column i typed kernel-devel,it displayed the following packages

these packages are not supporting , when i typed these below commands,

tar xvfz VMware-server-*.tar.gz
cd vmware-server-distrib

it showed xen kernel is not supported.
I found another command yum install kernel which is posted on sum other website but it displayed the following message.

Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Existing lock /var/run/ another copy is running. Aborting.
You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root.

please help me out, how to install vmware in centos , i will be very thankfull to them.
Old 10-16-2008, 05:13 AM   #2
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Well about the easiest thing you can do is download the rpm from and use that to install it. I think you may have better luck if you did not compile it yourself.

If the xen kernel is not supported you may have to re-install your CentOS but not check virtualization during install


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