Re: vmware after kernel upgrade on lenny
On Wed, 4 Nov 2009 10:22:16 +0000, John O Laoi wrote:
> I am using lenny.
> I tried to use vmware workstation, and I got an error to the effect
> Anybody know what the problem might be?
I have no experience with Workstation but have succeeded twice in getting
VMware Server 1.0.6-91891 to run on Lenny. It was tricky. Here's a very
short summary (from the command line):
Reject the offer to run /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl
Run a patch of vmmon and a patch of vmnet
Remake vmmon.tar and vmnet.tar
Run CC=/usr/bin/gcc-4.1 /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl
and proceed from there normally. You need the gcc-4.1 package for the last
I got the two patches as
and worked out the installation from instructions there. Another useful site
(for Server) was:
Sorry if this is of no help with Workstation. I've only used the free
Server. I installed Server 2 but gave up on it. My serial mouse and sound
didn't work, and I didn't like its management interface as well. The only
reason I even tried 2 is because my USB scanner crashes 1; it still didn't
work with 2.
If anyone wants my detailed (long) log of how I installed Server 1.0.6 on
Lenny, I'll be happy to send it.