Tuesday, November 16, 2004

VMWare Workstation on Linux

VMWare Workstation on Suse Linux

To install VMWare Workstation 4.5.x on Suse Linux 9.x follow the steps below:

1. Make sure the GCC compiler is installed, if not install it using YAST.

2. Install the kernel source using YAST(In most cases this is not installed by default).

3. Install the VMWare workstation RPM software package.

4. Create the following symbolic links:
ln -s /usr/src/linux-obj/i386/default/scripts/mod/modpost /usr/src/linux/scripts/modpost
ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.6.8-24-obj/i386/default/Module.symvers Module.symvers
ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.6.8-24-obj/i386/default/scripts/basic/fixdep /usr/src/linux/scripts/basic/fixdep
ln -s /usr/src/linux-obj/i386/default/scripts/genksyms/genksyms /usr/src/linux/scripts/genksyms/genksyms

5. Prepare for compilations by performing the following commands:
cd /usr/src/linux
make cloneconfig
make prepare

6. Run vmware-config.pl(and answer the questions asked)

7. Run VMWare with the /usr/bin/vmware command

8. When you want to add an icon to the desktop, there is nog icon with the software, so you have to get this somewhere else. ;-)"

Thanks iCool Hans

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