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Old 04-07-2006, 07:44 AM   #1
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VMware on Slackware 10

I'm really new at linux.
Instalation Slackware 10.? kernell 2.6.15.
I need to use windows programs which are not available on linux platform.
I tried wine but it does not work well so I decided for VMware player.(I did not found real reason for using VMware server,but perhaps you can recommend it to me?)
I download installation package VMware-player-1.0.1-19317.i386.rpm, convert it into *.tgz and install it.
no query appear but it also did not give me any warnings.
than I tried to run '#./ ' from the path where is program istalled. (it install all into my home directory,in directory 'vmware-player-distrib'
result was following:
>bash-3.00# ./
>Unable to find the database file (/etc/vmware/locations)
>Execution aborted.

do you have any idea what to do with this?can you help me?
I also tried run instead of previous command this
bash-3.00# ./ --compile
but the result is as expected the same.
Old 04-07-2006, 09:29 AM   #2
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Instead of downloading the RPM version, download the archived (.tar.gz) version.

Unpack it, and run ""
Old 04-10-2006, 08:47 AM   #3
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RE: VMware on Slackware 10 - permision,and serup problem

Thanks a lot,it helped.
With change you recommend,and with help of this page
"www htm"
I was able to install it.
But it looks I need rather VMWare-server, despite player.
So I decided to install VMWare-server, that's installation was nearly the same.
But after this, I realized another problem.
It is not possible to add win XP partition to server in set-up(real partition with win XP on it). I found somewhere, that problem could be permissions to write on partition I want use. I have no write permissions on win XP partition, despite the fact I have in fstab
/dev/sda1 /mnt/winxp ntfs noauto,rw,user,owner,uid=petr 0 0
and kernel has NTFS support.
.config contain

does anyone any idea, where is the problem? is it right I need permisions to write?

and even now, I'm not able to run setup wizard, because when I try to set new virtual machine, it gives
"The local VMware Server is not installed, or is not currently running.
Make sure that the server is properly installed and try again."
I'm sure server is running,
bash-3.00# /etc/init.d/vmware start
Starting VMware services:
Virtual machine monitor done
Starting VMware virtual machines... done
,and it was properly installed because, ones I was able to run configuration wizard.
this reveal after restart.
Old 08-08-2006, 07:22 AM   #4
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I have another problem.
After installing VMware and trying to enter serial number I`ve got an error: serial invalid or no match.
I thought maybe there was a problem with the VMware I've got. So I downloaded VMware 5.5 and got a trial serial number, but there was the same error.

Is there any way to fix this?


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