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Old 05-14-2004, 02:39 PM   #1
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Unhappy VMware Patch update Error: Unknown Version

Okay, heres the dealio...

I just recently installed Mandrake 10 and when I went to install VMware I got this:

"None of VMware Workstation's pre-built vmmon modules is suitable for your
running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system"

So I heard about this any any patch or whatever and I downloaded it and ran it and this is the output:

"Updating /usr/bin/vmware ... Unknown version
Sorry, there is no binary patch available for your version of vmware.
VMware modules in "/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source" has been updated."

The first time I ignored the error and tried Vmware but it still didn't work...

Is there anything I can do to remedy this? Please don't bash me, I'm a frail newbie and you will scare me

The help is very much appreciated...I have been waiting so long to get VMware running again!
Old 05-14-2004, 04:06 PM   #2
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You will need the kernel headers on your machine so VMware can recompile itself to match the running kernel. I don't know about the patch you are talking about. Was it from a warez site or from VMware?
Old 05-15-2004, 12:53 PM   #3
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I did have my kernel headers on my machine... last time I tried to let Vmware recompile it didn't work. But this morning I tried it again, reinstalled the kernel headers and ran and it worked perfectly!

Thanks for your help

Oh by the way, the patch wasn't anything official, it was just some patch online that I found that would allow vmware to be installed on the earlier versions of the Linux 2.6 kernel...


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