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Old 06-05-2005, 12:01 PM   #1
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Question Step by Step way to make SUSE 9.3 VMWARE ready ??

Could anyone who been using vmware 5 under suse 9.3 inform me step by step in detail about how to install vmware 5 ?? i tried many way,which doesn't work at all !!

i don't know about kernel or source code ....#$%&?

i thank you for your cander and grateful to you.

Old 06-05-2005, 04:48 PM   #2
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You need the kernel source rpm for your kernel so vmware can compile its modules. I've never used suse so I cant be much help on how to use yast to get he kernel source.

I came across this link which may or maynot help give it a try.

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Old 06-05-2005, 08:20 PM   #3
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With SuSe the kernal sources are located in /usr/src/. You should find the kernel source there if not install with YAST2.

I dont run 9.3 yet so my kernel /usr/src/linux-2.6.8-24.14

However if you are running a stock kernel you need to have a config file. When SuSe runs the kernel it adds a gzipped ram image of the kernel .config file in /proc

login as root
cd /usr/src/linux-2.6.8-24.14
cp /proc/config.gz config.gz
gunzip config.gz
mv config .config

make prepare-all
now run to build the modules. Vmware should work fine. I have 5.0 running with SuSe 9.2 however VMware may not support the kernel in Suse 9.3

Good Luck

Old 06-21-2005, 03:36 PM   #4
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Hey Jeff

Many thanks for your step by step there. I managed to get VMWare 5.0 installed on SuSE 9.3.
Old 06-30-2005, 08:15 AM   #5
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Cool, Jeff!!
Thank you very much!
I installed it too without any problems on a Suse 9.3 at first time with your clues.

Old 07-05-2005, 09:18 PM   #6
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Hello Jeff,

Also wanted to chime in my thanks for the helpful instruction in getting VMWare installed to Suse 9.3.

I a relative noob at adminstering my own box in Linux/Unix. I scoured every bit of advice I could Google on this subject and kept it in a text file for the day I'd attempt the install. Your advice was elegant simplicity. Finishing the install, I was bemused as to what the fuss was all about getting this installed. This was very encouraging for some of us still looking up the steep part of the curve.



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