Re: VMWare on current kernels
On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 23:15:00 -0200
Bruno Buys <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Greg Folkert wrote:
> > On Mon, 2007-02-05 at 20:38 +0100, Elimar Riesebieter wrote:
> >> On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 the mental interface of
> >> Jan Schledermann told:
> >> [...]
> >>> A significant difference between the pre-compiled 2.6.18-1-686
> >>> kernel and the source code, is that the source code by default
> >>> creates version 2.6.18 and NOT 2.6.18-1-686. This version
> >>> difference could cause the compile problem?
> >> No! Since 2.6.18 we're using include/linux/utsrelease.h instead of
> >> include/linux/version.h. Either the vm-sources have to be patched
> >> or as you suggested use a selfconfigured (compiled) kernel.
> > Have you applied the "vmware-any-any-XXX" updates(1)?
> > I get zero problems running VMware on a stock Debian kernel.
> > (1) http://ftp.cvut.cz/vmware/vmware-any-any-update107.tar.gz
> Greg, the patch worked perfectly here, thanks. vmware is running as I
> type. Jan, I am using a stock kernel, no compile here. I installed
> the sources to try to
> workaround vmware.
After reading this thread I install Vmware on a
Sid box. .Here are the steps I used without the any-any patches. I
ran this from a TTY since, I think, failures have occured while doing
this in X with a Konsole.
1. dl the source & unpack > 'l -s linux' in /usr/src/
2. cp -a /boot/config-<kernel-version> '/usr/src/linux/.config'
3. run 'make oldconfig', takes just a few seconds
Now Vmware is able to find the correct headers to match the running
For some reason the headers shipped with the kerenl don't satisfy