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Old 10-01-2003, 01:13 AM   #1
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Installing VMWare on Suse 8.2


I am trying to instal an older version of VMWare on Suse Linux 8.2. The RPM won't work so I tried to follow the setup routine provided for not directly supported distributions. But I am getting stuck at this point:

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The directory of kernel headers (version 2.4.20-4GB) does not match your running
kernel (version 2.4.20-4GB-athlon). Consequently, even if the compilation of the
module was successful, the module 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]
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Yast will only let me install the kernel sources without any control over naming conventions, and apparently it has affixed -athlon to the kernel name during the installation of Suse. Both the source and the kernel are from the same DVD, so they should be the same. How can I work around this?

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Old 10-01-2003, 07:46 AM   #2
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An idea I have: is it possible to change the name of the running kernel without hassle so that it loses the -athlon affix? I think that would be enough to make the installation process work.

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Old 10-02-2003, 08:19 AM   #3
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Hi bitpicker,

You're right ! I had the same problem under SuSE 8.0 and VmWare 3.0.0 : the default installed kernel source tree wasn't a 'standard' one, and I solved this problem simply by replacing it with the standard SuSE kernel...

You were quicker than me !

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Old 10-02-2003, 09:58 AM   #4
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I've gone one step further and replaced Suse with Mandrake again... but I have yet to install VMWare. We'll see how it goes this time.

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Old 11-03-2003, 01:21 PM   #5
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Hi Guys
I am trying to do the same thing but i am a complete newbie
I have suse 8.2 installed so i need to rename the kernel??
if so how???
please help
PS i am thinking of using mandrake 9.2 when i comes out for download will that have the same problems???

Thanks

Dave
 
Old 11-03-2003, 03:26 PM   #6
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Simplest way I found when running Athlon kernel is the following:

Ensure kernel source is installed.
Ensure C/C++ is installed.

Do the bit to copy vmware tools over into /tmp.

then:

cd /usr/src/linux
make cloneconfig
make dep
make clean

(or: cd/usr/src/linux && make cloneconfig && make dep clean)

then:

cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib
./vmware-install.pl
(just press enter to all the questions for default response)

Seems to work fine!

Last edited by prj; 11-03-2003 at 03:29 PM.
 
  


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