Hi! Today i downloaded vmware server to use it on my Linux workstation. I am using Fedora 12 with the latest kernel update so i had not much hope to compile the vmware kernel modules without some troubleshooting.
After solving the problems, here i share the solutions i hope to help you. If you find it useful, remember that you can Invite me a kaffee ! :)
1. Download the latest VMware workstation (It is free)
Note: I downloaded the rpm version.
2. Install it:
yum install VMware-server-2.0.2-203138.i386.rpm
3. Try to compile the modules:
Ok.. in this moment a lot of warnings and errors appear between them, errors with vmnet, vmci, etc...
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/220.127.116.11-90.fc12.i686'
Unable to build the vmnet module.
Unable to build the vmci module.
4. Patch the modules:
- Download from http://www.erdemap.com/store/18.104.22.168-90.fc12.vmmon.tar.gz
5. unzip & untar it.
6. execute the patch shell script *inspect it first, it is very VERY basic*
7. After installing the patches, execute the vmware-config.pl
Starting VMware services:
Virtual machine monitor [ OK ]
Virtual ethernet [ OK ]
Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0 [ OK ]
Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 (background) [ OK ]
DHCP server on /dev/vmnet1 [ OK ]
Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 (background) [ OK ]
DHCP server on /dev/vmnet8 [ OK ]
NAT service on /dev/vmnet8 [ OK ]
VMware Server Authentication Daemon (background) [ OK ]
Shared Memory Available [ OK ]
Starting VMware management services:
VMware Server Host Agent (background) [ OK ]
VMware Virtual Infrastructure Web Access
Starting VMware autostart virtual machines:
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