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Old 11-19-2002, 10:15 PM   #1
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VMWare for Mandrake 9

In case nobody is reading the VMWare for linux thread anymore....which it doesn't look like cause nobody's replied since Oct 30.......I'm having a problem with VMWare 3.2 Build 2230 using Mandrake 9. The install works perfectly but while configuring I get the following error.

<i>Argument "gcc (GCC) 3" isn't numeric in numeric ge (>=) at ./ line 1493, <STDIN> line 1.
What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]</i>

I then enter the location of the only header files on the system(AFAIK) which happen to be /usr/include and I get this error

<i>cpp0: warning: changing search order for system directory "/usr/include"
cpp0: warning: as it has already been specified as a non-system directory
The directory of kernel headers (version 2.4.18) does not match your running
kernel (version 2.4.19-16mdk). Even if the module were to compile successfully,it would not load into the running kernel.

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]</i>

/usr/include is the only .h files with the correct directory structure vmware requires(i.e. it includes the directories asm, net, linux). Please help me finish this install.
Old 11-19-2002, 11:45 PM   #2
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You don't seem to have kernel source installed, install it from either your installation CD or get the source from mother site and compile it yourself.
Old 11-25-2002, 10:07 AM   #3
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Re: VMWare for Mandrake 9

I have the same problem! I think the kernel of the mandrake 9.0 is too new! And the vmware can't work with it! I think it can be compiled, but i don't known to how to, somebody can help me!If
can't, what we only to do is to wait for a new version vmware!
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Re: VMWare for Mandrake 9

what i said can be compiled is the Modules for VMware, somebody can make it? I have tried but failed!
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I have also had the same problem. My understanding is that the kernel is to new for VMWARE 3.2 .. most likly we will have to wait for a patch from VMWare or for a update in thre software. If you can figure out how to contact vmware i would let them know that there is a new version of Mandrake and we are waiting for some m0f0 support.



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