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Old 03-21-2006, 02:41 AM   #1
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Problems installing VMWare server in Mepis

Hi! Last time, I was able to install VMWare on a Ubuntu machine with the help of this forum. Right now, I can't make VMWare work on Mepis. I am using Mepis 3.3.1 with a kernel of 2.6.10. I've read in some of the forum that I need to recompile/upgrade the kernel for it to work. I downloaded Linux-source 2.6.15 based on the how-to I found in google. However, everytime I issue the command "make", it does not end correctly and I always get a segmentation fault error.

Hope someone out there can help me on this. I am trying to install VMWare for 2 days and still unsuccessful. I've tried qemu though, but I want VMware to run on Mepis. Everytime I run, it says that the there is no modules for my kernel. Please help.
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Not sure if this will work for MEPIS but it does in PCLinuxOS.

In the file '/usr/bin/' find:

. 'not have the same address space size as your running '
. 'kernel.' . "\n\n", 0);
return '';

and change to:

. 'not have the same address space size as your running '
. 'kernel.' . "\n\n", 0);
# return '';

Hopefully vmware will fix their script one day and we won't have
to modify anything in the future.
Old 03-22-2006, 05:56 AM   #3
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Thanks dude. I'll give it a try. I was able to resolve it by recompiling the kernel from 2.6.10 to 2.2.15..


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