[svlug] Error building VMware

Skip Evans skip at bigskypenguin.com
Mon Jan 19 19:39:34 PST 2009

Well, I just installed Windows XP in a virtual machine and 
it's up and running with a network connection and seems to be 
working fine!

I'm rather stoked.


Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Skip Evans (skip at bigskypenguin.com):
>> I got the file
>> vmware-any-any-update115.tar.gz
>> From that link and ran the runme.pl file, but got the same 
>> compile error as before.
> Going by the cited diagnostic, the proprietary VMware code that needs to 
> parse and use Linux kernel source code had been having a difficult time
> navigating and using the kernel header files you say you installed.  The
> vmware-any-any tool can solve many VMware-adjustment problems, but not
> all.
>> But then I found a file here
>> http://www.insecure.ws/2008/10/20/vmware-specific-specific-55x-and-kernel-2627
>> Called
>> vmware-update-2.6.27-5.5.7-2.tar.gz
>> And it seems to have completed the install.
> That appears to be a Perl script and set of accompanying update files
> that revise the VMware kernel-related code for changes in the kernel 
> programming interface through kernel 2.6.27.
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