VMWare on Fedora 15

From: Jonathan Calloway 
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All, 

I have been trying to install either VMWare Player or Server on F15 and
not having a lot of luck.

The problem seems to be that it can't use the kernel headers.  I've
installed kernel-devel, gcc, and gcc-c++.  I have also tried running the
vmware-any-any-updater packages, 115,116, and 117.

I've tried t install vmware player 3.11, and 3.14.  I have attempted to
install vmware server 2.02.  My Kernel version is: 2.6.40-4.fc15.x86

=============================================================== From: Randy Yates ------------------------------------------------------ You running SELinux? It may be causing problems with the install. If so, try disabling it, rebooting and try the installation again. This is a long shot guess though.

=============================================================== From: Average SecurityGuy ------------------------------------------------------ Jonathan can you post the error messages you are receiving when you try to compile?

=============================================================== From: Jonathan Calloway ------------------------------------------------------ Sorry it has taken me a while to respond. For a little context, after the installation is complete, and the applicaiton is launched for the first time, you get another installer. It starts by asking you: "Before you can run VMWare, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel. This fails, and it writes the following log to /tmp/vmware-root: Aug 18 22:38:37.674: app-140624209999648| Log for VMware Workstation pid=3804 version=7.1.4 build=build-385536 option=Release Aug 18 22:38:37.674: app-140624209999648| The process is 64-bit. Aug 18 22:38:37.674: app-140624209999648| Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8 Aug 18 22:38:37.674: app-140624209999648| Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/setup-3804.log Aug 18 22:38:37.823: app-140624209999648| modconf query interface initialized Aug 18 22:38:37.824: app-140624209999648| modconf library initialized Aug 18 22:38:37.876: app-140624209999648| Your GCC version: 4.6 Aug 18 22:38:37.885: app-140624209999648| Your GCC version: 4.6 Aug 18 22:38:37.905: app-140624209999648| Your GCC version: 4.6 Aug 18 22:38:37.922: app-140624209999648| Your GCC version: 4.6 Aug 18 22:38:37.935: app-140624209999648| Your GCC version: 4.6 Aug 18 22:38:37.978: app-140624209999648| Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.40-4.fc15.x86

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ Have you installed the kernel-dev and kernel-headers packages? Regards, dtb

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ This may be a stupid question, but have you ran vmware-config.pl ?

=============================================================== From: Jonathan Calloway ------------------------------------------------------ Yes.

=============================================================== From: Jonathan Calloway ------------------------------------------------------ You know I read about that, but it turns out that that script is no longer included in the newer versions.

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Did you install VMWare Server 2? If so, vmware-config.pl should be in that package. It will build out all the required modules.

=============================================================== From: Jonathan Calloway ------------------------------------------------------ Sent from my iPhone t package. It will build out all the required modules. se

=============================================================== From: Jonathan Calloway ------------------------------------------------------ I tried installing server, but the script failed. I can send the errors lat= er. Sent from my iPhone t package. It will build out all the required modules. se

=============================================================== From: Jonathan Calloway ------------------------------------------------------ [callowayj@JEC-LPT Downloads]$ sudo ./vmware-2.6.25.sh [sudo] password for callowayj: tar: vmblock.tar: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now tar: vmmon.tar: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now tar: vmnet.tar: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now mv: cannot stat `vmblock.tar': No such file or directory mv: cannot stat `vmmon.tar': No such file or directory mv: cannot stat `vmnet.tar': No such file or directory ./vmware-2.6.25.sh: line 9: cd: vmmon-only/: No such file or directory ./vmware-2.6.25.sh: line 10: ../patches/vmmon.patch: No such file or directory ./vmware-2.6.25.sh: line 12: cd: vmnet-only/: No such file or directory ./vmware-2.6.25.sh: line 13: ../patches/vmnet.patch: No such file or directory ./vmware-2.6.25.sh: line 15: cd: vmblock-only/: No such file or directory ./vmware-2.6.25.sh: line 16: ../patches/vmblock.patch: No such file or directory tar: vmblock-only: Cannot stat: No such file or directory tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors tar: vmnet-only: Cannot stat: No such file or directory tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors tar: vmmon-only: Cannot stat: No such file or directory tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 What happens when you run it as root? Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iEYEARECAAYFAk5PDEEACgkQABP1RO+tr2TiZACgpPaV0/KTz+4FlSYtwV9hsn+X ut4AnjumGDs+2X2xUVzuOKlEHX/xHjcm =vKr4 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Jonathan Calloway ------------------------------------------------------ Same thing.

=============================================================== From: Average SecurityGuy ------------------------------------------------------ Jonathan, Is there any way to get verbose error messages from the script. Also, what kernel version are you using? There are problems with vmware and kernel 2.6.39. Stephen