OpenSUSE :: VMWare Workstation 7 Error "Before You Can Run Vmware, Several Modules Must Be Compiled And Loaded Into The Running Kernel"
Sep 21, 2010
im running suse 11.3_x64 clean install along side with Win7 Pro _x64 had a big fight installing Vbox 3.2.8 PUEL edition but i need to test some VMWare products like 'VMWare vShpere (ESXi 4..0.1 - which i couldn't install in a vm in Vbox) ' before putting it in production enviroment in some of my clients. version: VMware-Workstation-Full-7.0.0-203739.x86_64 The installation of vmware was quite simple with no errors. the problem kicks in after the first reboot when i try to run it. before installing vmware i installed the following:
When i try to run vmware workstation the 1st error kicks in: Before you can run vmware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel:
I have installed VMware (VMware-Player-3.0.1-227600.x86_64.bundle) on my laptop. When I open Vmware from Applications/System Tools/VMware Player.I get a window that says: VMware Kernel Module Updater Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel.When I click on install and after putting in my passwd.a window comes up with a list:
But it just try the first one and show an error (window) that says.unable to build kernel module see log file /tmp/vmware-root/setup-9572.log for details.I cannot even go into the folder vmware-root because it says I do not have permissions even though am an administrator.
I want to install debian on vmware workstation 7.1.4 but there's a problem! when I try to install vmware tools or open-vm, it can't complete compile modules of vmware. It is a big problem... It seem problem of kernel version after 2.6.37... But I can't find solution. logs.... Before you can compile modules, you need to have the following installed...
I've been trying to install Vmware Workstation and keep getting an error about Kernel Headers missing! Although I am pretty sure I have the headers installed for my system. It's looking for the PAE version of my headers which I believe it doesn't exist!
I downloaded and installed successfully vmware workstation 7 on my computer. but now when I run it it ask for kernal headers of linux kernal 2.6.38-10-generic, some C files it is looking for to compile its modules. I have searched the internet for the location of the files but I have not been able to. where are these linux headers stored in Ubuntu 11.04
i downloaded Vmware Workstation 7 onto my Windows XP PC and i have tested the os on a HP laptop so the OS is fine, well back to the point i load it up and VMware has a error saying it can not find "C:/Documents/allusers/applicationdata/" something like that ill add a picture so you will see.
i installed an rebooted and i still get this problem.
I have installed the latest version of Ubuntu Linux (11.04) into latest VMware workstation (7.1.4 build-385536). I have tried to install the VMware tools ISO that came with VMware workstation but It didn't work and the installation seemed real sloppy anyways.
I installed the open VMware tools from synaptic within the guest linux and restarted, everything seemed to have been installed just fine but VMware Workstation doesn't detect it. I'm not sure if the tools are outdated, silent errors happened, or if any manual post installation steps need to be taken.
getting any form of VMware tools to run in Linux and detected by VMware Workstation.
when i try and run the latest vmware workstation, i get an error at compiling virtual machine monitor it says: Unable to build kernel module. See log file /tmp/vmware-root/setup-7625.log for details. When i try and go to the folder vmware-root it says i do not have the required permissions. I'm on the latest 11.04, i really need this working.
I want to run a mail server from within debian linux guest with vmware workstation xp host. The setup is a bridged network connection
Here are things that need to be done:
a)Configure the Guest with a static IP on my home network. Verify that I can telnet to port 25 of the Guest from a system on my home network.
b)Then configure my home firewall/NAT box to forward incoming connections on TCP port 25 to the static IP address I gave my Guest. Then test that I can telnet to port 25 from a system outside my home network.
c)After that I need to configure the appropriate DNS records for my domain so that outside hosts know how to contact my mailserver.
I have an Intel i7 with CentOS x64 installed, with the intention of using it as the host O/S with VMWare Workstation to run a number of virtual machines. I had this all working until the kernel was updated to 2.6.18-164.11.1.el5, Now I can no longer start any VMs. I have tried reinstalling CentOS, updating it first, then installing VMWare Workstation - no different. I have tried running as root - no different.
Is anyone else aware of this problem? Does anyone else run VMWare on CentOS x64?
I'm unable to boot the LFS-6.6 which i've built on a vmware workstation 6.5. i had no trouble in installing all the packages and have managed to run all the test suites successfully w.r.t stable LFS-6.6. while booting i get 'kernel panic' and it says unknown device /dev/sda1 and unknow block (0,0). i've only one primary partition without any swap partition. i've a label assigned to /dev/sda1 and have included it in my fstab file. device.map shows 2 entries:
One for the floppy and the other for my harddisk which is- hd0 /dev/sda. this is for the 2nd time i'm stuck at a point after perfectly installing all the stuff as mentioned in the LFS-6.6 book. i've also noticed on this website the many users have similar type of issue. it would be great if somebody could help me. note: while configuring the linux, i've inbuilt everything required for my system, including support for ramfs and other required filesystems, scsi driver etc.
My host machine is on a intel core 2 duo processor. my virtual scsi hard disk is 3 GB in size and is a ext3 fs. scsi is configured with LSI Logic which is recommended by vmware while adding an hard-disk.
The other day I installed VMware Player on the system when the Kernel was 22.214.171.124-32.fc15.x86_64. On running VMware player after installing the kernel-headers and gcc files the program ran fine (I did not try to install the VMware Tools). I also have not loaded the guess OS as yet.
toady I did and update in which the kernel was updated. I checked to ensure the Kernel-headers were also updated for the latest kernel.
After rebooting the machine the running kernel was then 2.6.40-4.fc15.x86_64. I then tried to start VMware Player. It indicated because the kernel was changed it needed to install new kernel modules, OK, It open the module screen and then crashed.
The log says it can not compile Vmmon which is the first module. it does not go any further.
Tried to installed a new copy of VMware Player over the old one but this only resulted in the same error messages.
Since new kernel 3.0 update I cannot rebuild vmware modules
sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all Unable to initialize kernel module configuration
how to do that. Where do I insert the "CONFIG_LOCALVERSION" line.
Same here. This seems to be due to the kernel version being "3.0" instead of "3.0.0". Recompiling the Kernel (and all modules based on it, e.g. nvidia) with CONFIG_LOCALVERSION=".0-ARCH" allows me to compile the modules and run VMware.
I just installed a fresh CentOS 5.2 32bit system. I used "The Perfect Server" server document from Howtoforge and went through those steps and then added Webmin administration console. I then tried to install VMware Workstation 6.5 onto the system. I downloaded the latest VMware bundle, ran it and everything went fine. I then try to run vmware and I get the following messages
C header files matching your running kernel were not found
Before youcan run VMware Workstation, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel
Kernel Headers 2.6.18-92.1.22.el5.centos.plusPAE
Kernel headers for version 2.6.18-92.1.22.el5.centos.plusPAE were not found. If you installed them in non-default path you can..
I have installed VMware Workstation 6.0.5 on OpenSUSE 11.3. When I run the vmware-config.p, I get the following prompts.
Your kernel was built with "gcc" version "4.5.0", while you are trying to use "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.5". This configuration is not recommended and VMware Workstation may crash if you'll continue. Please try to use exactly same compiler as one used for building your kernel. Do you want to go with compiler "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.5" anyway? [no]
I have a Windows 7 OS running VMWare workstation and have used a 11.2 OpenSusie distro to install OPenSusie in one of the VMWare environments. Looking in file manager I see all the 'usual' folders, but the CD-Rom is 'pointing' to the iso mounted CD - ie the virtual one. How do I open/mount the real CD/DVD and also how do I access the files in Win7.
I am using my OpenSuse 11.2 in VMware Workstation. I didn't do anything to it and when I open it, there is no more GUI coming up. Only command line interface came up. how can I change this back to GUI?
Yet another problem I have. Suse is taking a while to learn but I swear I'm getting there. Can pritty much do everything by CLI now. I'm trying to run VMware Workstation 6.5 on OpenSuse 11.2, Gnome. I had it running fine but then needed to do a system re-install and upon installation this time I get a error saying it's is Unable To Build Kernel Module and reffers me to a error log. The error log says:
Code: Mar 14 22:07:51.420: app| Log for VMware Workstation pid=6136 version=6.5.0 build=build-118166 option=Release
Runing VMware Workstation 7.0.1-227600.i386.bundle in SUSE 11.4 post me an instruction installation for this. I have been trying so many tutorials and other numerous methods to sort this thing out. I'm so frustrated. And I'm totally a newbie to linux.
Is it possible to install Snow Leopard 10.6.6 VMware AMD edition (which I downloaded) on VMware linux? It is under Windows 7 so I just need to know if everything of VMware linux (like Hardware Virtualization) is the same under linux as for Windows.
I receive sequence of the following errors on CentOS 5.5 64bit when I want to install vmware worksatation 7I searched a lot but gain nothing Code:First this error appear:"Too many virtual machines are running."After that this error :"The maximum number of running virtual machines is 64."and at end :"Unable to change virtual machine power state: Cannot find a valid peer process to connect to"Code:Do you agree? [yes/no]: ySystem path prefix. Please note that choosing a path other than /usrmay result in missing icons, application launchers, and other desktopintegrations [/usr]: System lib directory [/usr/lib]:
Architecture-independent files [/usr/share]: User level binaries [/usr/bin]: Super user level binaries [/usr/sbin]:
I tested 11.04 beta 1 on one of my computers and was happy to see VmWare workstation 7.1.4 to work fine on it. Then I decided to upgrade my most frequently used computer to 11.04 beta 2, but I can't get VMware to work properly. When I click on some of the function button such as start a VM or maybe change a setting VMware just closes. I can't figure it out, I've tried it with Unity, Gnome with effects, Gnome without. Nouveau driver, Distro nVidia driver, downloaded nVidia driver, and VGA driver. It was nothing to do with Video driver, but that is about the only hardware difference with the other machine that works, it has Intel Video.
I keep installing Debian Workstation Player on Debian, but it just doesn't open. I think it might have something to do with the VMware kernel modules not being built or something. How can I start troubleshooting this? Also, why isn't VMware packaged? Has no one tried packaging it yet, or is there a more complex reason?
I'm using Fedora Core 12 quad-core Linux box. However, when I run VMWare Workstation (running a single virtual XP box, running nothing) it slows to a crawl. The load average jumps from 0.11 to 4 or even 7 when I am using the virtual box. The mouse stops responding within the virtual box, and even on Fedora itself when the load average gets high enough. I can't get any work done and I can't get into "the zone".
I just purchased vmware workstation 7 and I am trying to decide what the best host is. I will be running both windows, Linux, etc. I was hoping to go with the most stable and lean is and that is pointing towards ubuntu.
Does anyone have any experience with either or? any suggestions would be great and my linux skills are entry level but I always like to learn so I'm ready for the challenge.