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Old 04-27-2004, 02:27 PM   #1
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URGENT VMware and Windows 2000 Install

I have just successfully installed VMware Workstation 4 on my Linux Box (FC1). I set it up as bridged because I am networked with a Windows 2003 Enterprise Server(DNS), Novell 5.1 server (DHCP), and a triple boot workstation. My Linux Box serves as a Member server running Samba-latest. When I try to create a New Virtual Machine my install seems to hang at "Please wait while Setup formats the partition". Is this supposed to happen? Or is there something wrong with my install?

Please help! "starving student in computer lab"

Old 04-27-2004, 03:39 PM   #2
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Well, run vmware from a console already and find out what error messages you get.
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From the console? I am running it from the console I ran
/usr/bin/vmware to start it ....
Old 04-27-2004, 05:31 PM   #4
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I think this may be a FC1 problem ... I'm not sure if VMware Workstation 4 works on FC1. Red Hat 9 may be what I need for this to work.
Old 04-27-2004, 06:11 PM   #5
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I think this is my problem ...

I got this message during VMware install ...

"Your kernel was built with "gcc" version "3.2.3", while you are trying to use "/usr/bin/gcc" version "3.3.2". This configuration is not recommended and VMware Workstation may crash if you'll continue. Please try to use the exact same compiler as the one used for building your kernel."

So now my question is how do I get my system to use gcc version 3.3.2?

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Recompile your kernel.

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Old 04-30-2004, 12:17 AM   #7
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...Or you can try re-running the with the CC variable pointing to the right version of gcc... something along the lines:

CC=/path/to/gcc ./
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yes, as root, do:

export CC=/usr/bin/gcc32

then run

then it should work, it did for me


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