I have played around with Fedora for a few years and recently switched to Ubuntu. I am installing VMWare Workstation version 7.1.0 from a retail packaged CD. When I attempt to install VMWare Workstation and VMWare Player I get the following error:
Aug 15 16:24:54.826: app-3078788800| Your GCC version: 4.5
Aug 15 16:24:54.837: app-3078788800| Your GCC version: 4.5
Aug 15 16:24:54.889: app-3078788800| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.38-10-generic.
Aug 15 16:24:54.895: app-3078788800| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.38-10-generic.....
Aug 15 16:24:56.163: app-3078788800| Failed to compile module vmmon!
I tried installing the patch for kernal 2.6.38-8 found here - [URL] - but it did not resolve the issue. Is there a patch for kernal 2.6.38-10?
I also found this posting for the same problem: [URL]. I followed the following instructions as advised in the post . . .
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install make
sudo apt-get install gcc
My kernel was: 2.6.38-10-generic
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-2.6.38-10-generic
Now run the vmware-install.pl script.
Everything ran without error. However, I continue to get the same error. Another post suggested uninstalliung and reinstalling the software, but this had no affect either. Another post suggested that after running the above update to them run the /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl script. However I do not seem to have the vmware-config.pl in my /usr/bin directory. I checked the various VMWARE directories in /etc and the /tmp/vmware-root directories but no vmware-config.pl
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 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 had a good copy of ubuntu on a disk but i lost it in the move, lately i decided that i wanted 2 OS's on 1 machine windows vista/Ubuntu x32. I've already got VMware workstation 7, now the great feat i'm trying to accomplish is getting this .iso of Ubuntu into my VM machine, I've got Daemon tools lite and magic-iso and magic disk. But i'm not too sure which 1 to use.
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]
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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.
I have several questions regarding installation of Ubuntu 9.10 on top of VMWare Workstation:
1) can the Ubuntu .iso be on a memory stick, or does it need to be burned to a CD, for installation on top of VMWare ??
2) VMWare workstation sits on top of Windows 7, 64 bit. Am I best off with 64 bit Ubuntu or will the 32 bit install suffice ? I am not doing anything performance heavy with Ubuntu, I am just playing with it to become more familar. I've heard such great things.
I just wanna simulate HPC and and other kinds of clusters in VMware workstation 7.0 , in my HP 520 laptop which is dualcore and 3Gb RAM. So can u please help me out regarding this.. I am interested to work in clusters. I am new to this hpc and other clusters..please can any one gve me document on cluster installation and configuration. I would be grateful to them.. I am using Centos OS.
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 upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 2.6.32-10-generic today. After a succesful update that fixed a couple of nagging problems on my laptop (nice work guys) I started VMware Workstation. I got the expected "Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled..."
The compile errors out and points to the setup log. I have searched and found several very similar posts all relating to build-essential or kernel-headers not being installed. I have verified both are installed and up to date.
Here's the important part of the log:
Code: Jan 15 17:39:16.079: app-139708855981824| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.32-10-generic. Jan 15 17:39:16.080: app-139708855981824| Building module vmmon.
When I try to run VMware 7.1.4-385536.x86_64 I see this message: "Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel GCC 4.6.0 GNU C Compiler (gcc) version 4.6.0 was not found etc.." I am running: 184.108.40.206-0.fc15.x86_64
I have a 64 bit Dell laptop happily running 10.04 32-bit and Windows 7 booting with GRUB. I want to also install Lucid server on a spare 20GB empty partition and I would like to have Lucid server available in the GRUB menu along with Lucid 10.04 and Windows 7.
I don't want to blow away what I already have working and last time I booted from the server CD to try to install it (9.10), it didn't look as easy as when I installed workstation. Will an install of Lucid server gracefully and safely allow itself to be put on a spare partition and install itself in GRUB or so I need to do this manually? If I lose my Lucid workstation install, I am in trouble.
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my problem is with Vmware Workstation after upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04. Vmware dissapears when i do anything in it. I have posted a video for those who want to see the problem in action and i have a syncmaster t240HD as my monitor but Ubuntu says its an Unknown Monitor.
Update: Catalyst Control Center reports my monitor and the settings correctly.
I've been trying to install VMware workstation 7.1.4- but I've run into a problem. Due some bugs i've had to install vmware a couple of times. Now one time I removed /etc/vmware before uninstalling it. This might be stupid but after I've done this vmware wouldn't uninstall anymore. It would say that there where instances of vmware running though I've never even been at the point that I ran vmware. The installer would say that vmware was already installed so it wouldn't install either. Now I've removed as much vmware files as I could find. But now if I run
Code: sudo sh vmware-workstation-full-7.1.4-385536.i386.bundle
It wil say
Extracting VMware Installer...done.
And then nothing. It will just silently quit. It doesn't give an error, it doesn't start the installer GUI, it will just quit. Now I suspect there are vmware files somewhere that confuse the installer but I've no idea if this is true or where these files are. how to completly wipe any vmware-workstation file from my computer as if vmware was never installed?
EDIT: if I run sh vmware-workstation-full-7.1.4-385536.i386.bundle -r, it will show the installer again but show that vmware is already installed
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installed VMWare workstation by following the steps on this page. Everything seemed to install ok, I have a VMWare Workstation and VMWare Player link in my System menu, but when I click them nothing launches.
I even rebooted to see if that would help, nada.
how I can launch VMWare Workstation? Need to set up a couple Windows clients.
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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.
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