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Old 05-01-2008, 09:29 PM   #1
Bob_D
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Cool VMWARE Server and Power PC Mac


Hi,

I am trying to get a PPC running Fedora 8 to run vmware server [the free one] and when i try to configure it i get the error message

Your processors do not support the ^cpuid instruction. VMware Server will not
run on this system.

Your /proc/cpuinfo is:

processor : 0
cpu : PPC970, altivec supported
clock : 1310.960000MHz
revision : 2.2 (pvr 0039 0202)

processor : 1
cpu : PPC970, altivec supported
clock : 1310.960000MHz
revision : 2.2 (pvr 0039 0202)

timebase : 33333333
platform : PowerMac
machine : PowerMac7,2
motherboard : PowerMac7,2 MacRISC4 Power Macintosh
detected as : 336 (PowerMac G5)
pmac flags : 00000000
L2 cache : 512K unified
pmac-generation : NewWorld
Execution aborted.

is this dead in the water or can i get around this?
i have tried installing all the developer packages


//==snip ===

[root@localhost ~]# yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
Setting up Group Process
Package gcc - 4.1.2-33.ppc already installed and latest version
Package redhat-rpm-config - 9.0.1-1.fc8.noarch already installed and latest version
Package strace - 4.5.16-2.fc8.ppc64 already installed and latest version
Package strace - 4.5.16-2.fc8.ppc already installed and latest version
Package gettext - 0.16.1-12.fc8.ppc64 already installed and latest version
Package gettext - 0.16.1-12.fc8.ppc already installed and latest version
Package automake - 1.10-6.noarch already installed and latest version
Package bison - 2.3-4.fc8.ppc already installed and latest version
Package libtool - 1.5.24-3.fc8.ppc already installed and latest version
Package autoconf - 2.61-9.fc8.noarch already installed and latest version
Package gcc-c++ - 4.1.2-33.ppc already installed and latest version
Package binutils - 2.17.50.0.18-1.ppc already installed and latest version
Package ltrace - 0.5-9.45svn.fc8.ppc64 already installed and latest version
Package ltrace - 0.5-9.45svn.fc8.ppc already installed and latest version
Package diffstat - 1.43-6.fc8.ppc already installed and latest version
Package valgrind - 1:3.2.3-7.ppc64 already installed and latest version
Package valgrind - 1:3.2.3-7.ppc already installed and latest version
Package subversion - 1.4.4-7.ppc64 already installed and latest version
Package subversion - 1.4.4-7.ppc already installed and latest version
Package python-ldap - 2.3.1-1.fc8.ppc already installed and latest version
Package patchutils - 0.2.31-3.fc8.ppc already installed and latest version
Package byacc - 1.9.20050813-2.fc8.ppc already installed and latest version
Package gcc-gfortran - 4.1.2-33.ppc already installed and latest version
Package rcs - 5.7-31.ppc already installed and latest version
Package automake16 - 1.6.3-14.noarch already installed and latest version
Package automake17 - 1.7.9-11.noarch already installed and latest version
Package automake14 - 1.4p6-15.fc7.noarch already installed and latest version
Package automake15 - 1.5-22.noarch already installed and latest version
Package ccache - 2.4-11.fc8.ppc already installed and latest version
Package ctags - 5.6-1.1.ppc already installed and latest version
Package oprofile-gui - 0.9.3-6.fc8.ppc already installed and latest version
Package systemtap - 0.5.14-1.fc8.ppc64 already installed and latest version
Package systemtap - 0.5.14-1.fc8.ppc already installed and latest version
Package indent - 2.2.9-16.fc7.ppc already installed and latest version
Package cvs - 1.11.22-12.fc8.ppc already installed and latest version
Package pstack - 1.2-7.2.2.ppc already installed and latest version
Package oprofile - 0.9.3-6.fc8.ppc already installed and latest version
Package cscope - 15.5-15.4.fc7.ppc already installed and latest version
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package gdb.ppc64 0:6.6-45.fc8 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: texinfo = 4.11-1.fc8 for package: texinfo-tex
---> Package rpm-build.ppc 0:4.4.2.2-7.fc8 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: rpm = 4.4.2.2-7.fc8 for package: rpm-build
---> Package texinfo.ppc 0:4.11-3.fc8 set to be updated
---> Package frysk.ppc64 0:0.2.1-0.fc8 set to be updated
---> Package gdb.ppc 0:6.6-45.fc8 set to be updated
---> Package make.ppc 1:3.81-11.fc8 set to be updated
---> Package pkgconfig.ppc 1:0.22-4.fc8 set to be updated
---> Package swig.ppc 0:1.3.33-1.fc8 set to be updated
---> Package elfutils.ppc 0:0.131-1.fc8 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: elfutils-libs-ppc = 0.131-1.fc8 for package: elfutils
--> Processing Dependency: elfutils-libelf-ppc = 0.131-1.fc8 for package: elfutils
---> Package doxygen.ppc 1:1.5.5-2.fc8 set to be updated
---> Package flex.ppc 0:2.5.33-14.fc8 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check
---> Package rpm.ppc 0:4.4.2.2-7.fc8 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: rpm = 4.4.2.2-3.fc8 for package: rpm-python
--> Processing Dependency: rpm = 4.4.2.2-3.fc8 for package: rpm-devel
--> Processing Dependency: rpm = 4.4.2.2-3.fc8 for package: rpm-devel
--> Processing Dependency: rpm = 4.4.2.2-3.fc8 for package: rpm-libs
--> Processing Dependency: rpm = 4.4.2.2-3.fc8 for package: rpm-libs
---> Package elfutils-libelf.ppc 0:0.131-1.fc8 set to be updated
---> Package texinfo-tex.ppc 0:4.11-3.fc8 set to be updated
---> Package elfutils-libs.ppc 0:0.131-1.fc8 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check
---> Package rpm-libs.ppc 0:4.4.2.2-7.fc8 set to be updated
---> Package rpm-devel.ppc 0:4.4.2.2-7.fc8 set to be updated
---> Package rpm-python.ppc 0:4.4.2.2-7.fc8 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

=============================================================================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
=============================================================================
Installing:
frysk ppc64 0.2.1-0.fc8 updates 38 M
Updating:
doxygen ppc 1:1.5.5-2.fc8 updates 2.6 M
elfutils ppc 0.131-1.fc8 updates 230 k
flex ppc 2.5.33-14.fc8 updates 301 k
gdb ppc 6.6-45.fc8 updates 4.5 M
gdb ppc64 6.6-45.fc8 updates 4.7 M
make ppc 1:3.81-11.fc8 updates 487 k
pkgconfig ppc 1:0.22-4.fc8 updates 72 k
rpm-build ppc 4.4.2.2-7.fc8 updates 313 k
swig ppc 1.3.33-1.fc8 updates 3.2 M
texinfo ppc 4.11-3.fc8 updates 834 k
Updating for dependencies:
elfutils-libelf ppc 0.131-1.fc8 updates 65 k
elfutils-libs ppc 0.131-1.fc8 updates 133 k
rpm ppc 4.4.2.2-7.fc8 updates 1.2 M
rpm-devel ppc 4.4.2.2-7.fc8 updates 152 k
rpm-libs ppc 4.4.2.2-7.fc8 updates 1.0 M
rpm-python ppc 4.4.2.2-7.fc8 updates 71 k
texinfo-tex ppc 4.11-3.fc8 updates 43 k

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install 1 Package(s)
Update 17 Package(s)
Remove 0 Package(s)

Total download size: 57 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/18): rpm-python-4.4.2. 100% |=========================| 71 kB 00:01
(2/18): doxygen-1.5.5-2.f 100% |=========================| 2.6 MB 00:49
(3/18): elfutils-libs-0.1 100% |=========================| 133 kB 00:02
(4/18): texinfo-tex-4.11- 100% |=========================| 43 kB 00:00
(5/18): rpm-build-4.4.2.2 100% |=========================| 313 kB 00:05
(6/18): gdb-6.6-45.fc8.pp 100% |=========================| 4.7 MB 01:35
(7/18): elfutils-libelf-0 100% |=========================| 65 kB 00:01
(8/18): elfutils-0.131-1. 100% |=========================| 230 kB 00:03
(9/18): make-3.81-11.fc8. 100% |=========================| 487 kB 00:08
(10/18): swig-1.3.33-1.fc 100% |=========================| 3.2 MB 00:58
(11/18): rpm-devel-4.4.2. 100% |=========================| 152 kB 00:02
(12/18): pkgconfig-0.22-4 100% |=========================| 72 kB 00:00
(13/18): texinfo-4.11-3.f 100% |=========================| 834 kB 00:14
(14/18): gdb-6.6-45.fc8.p 100% |=========================| 4.5 MB 01:33
(15/18): flex-2.5.33-14.f 100% |=========================| 301 kB 00:05
(16/18): rpm-4.4.2.2-7.fc 100% |=========================| 1.2 MB 00:25
(17/18): rpm-libs-4.4.2.2 100% |=========================| 1.0 MB 00:17
(18/18): frysk-0.2.1-0.fc 100% |=========================| 38 MB 12:26
warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 4f2a6fd2
Importing GPG key 0x4F2A6FD2 "Fedora Project <fedora@redhat.com>" from /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Running rpm_check_debug
ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve:
Package rpm-libs needs rpm = 4.4.2.2-3.fc8, this is not available.
Package rpm-devel needs rpm = 4.4.2.2-3.fc8, this is not available.
Complete!

//snip // =====================================

and done the any-any update

//snip // ======================================

[root@localhost ~]# wget [url removed ]/vmware/vmware-any-any-update109.tar.gz[/url]
--13:39:31-- [url removed]/vmware-any-any-update109.tar.gz[/url]
=> `vmware-any-any-update109.tar.gz'
Resolving ftp.cvut.cz... 147.32.160.17
Connecting to ftp.cvut.cz|147.32.160.17|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 295,773 (289K) [application/x-gzip]

100%[====================================>] 295,773 41.43K/s ETA 00:00

13:39:39 (41.35 KB/s) - `vmware-any-any-update109.tar.gz' saved [295773/295773]

[root@localhost ~]# tar xzf vmware-any-any-update109.tar.gz
[root@localhost ~]# cd vmware-any-any-update109
[root@localhost vmware-any-any-update109]# ls
runme.pl services.sh update update.c vmmon.tar vmnet.tar
[root@localhost vmware-any-any-update109]# ./runme.pl
Updating /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl ... already patched
sh: ./update: cannot execute binary file
sh: ./update: cannot execute binary file
sh: ./update: cannot execute binary file
sh: ./update: cannot execute binary file
VMware modules in "/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source" has been updated.

Before running VMware for the first time after update, you need to configure it
for your running kernel by invoking the following command:
"/usr/bin/vmware-config.pl". Do you want this script to invoke the command for
you now? [yes]

//=========================

but if i say yes i still get the error.. i do see a few errors in the installs , do i need to fix these? / any ideas on what i can do ?

any help is very much appreciated

Bob

Last edited by Bob_D; 05-01-2008 at 09:32 PM. Reason: wrong tag ..
 
Old 05-02-2008, 01:06 PM   #2
scheidel21
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VMWARE is mostly closed source and written to specifically work on x86 and x86-64 processors I don't believe there is a powerPC implementation. I suggest trying either virtualBox and compiling from source, or perhaps a qemu implementation combined with xen perhaps, qemu can emulate the needed processor, and other hardware. And virtualbox has its own processor virtualization, although I am not even sure virtualbox will work with powerPC processors.

A quick view of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...rtual_machines shows that virtualbox does not run on PowerPC, although qemu and a few others do run on PowerPC processors, take a look there and research a few of the options. VMWARE will not be a viable option for you.

Alex
 
Old 05-04-2008, 05:04 PM   #3
Bob_D
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hey thanks for that feedback, through that i have tried the "q" emulator which i got working but i have decided to go back to my intel based mac mini and parallels for my desktop, i will get a straight intel box for a devel enviroment with linux and vm ware.

but thanks for taking the time to post a reply
 
Old 05-08-2008, 04:43 PM   #4
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Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread is being closed because it is a duplicate.

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