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Re: [SLE] Trying to get VMWare 4.5.1 installed on SUSE 9.1
  • From: Dave Addison <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 22:02:27 +0100
  • Message-id: <ThK2yiDj$7rAFACJ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
In message <1085249776.12528.2.camel@xxxxxxxxxx>, Trey Sizemore <trey@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes
On Sat, 2004-05-22 at 13:50 -0400, Ken Schneider wrote:

Configuring VMware requires that the kernel sources be installed also.

After installing the kernel sources cd /usr/src/linux and make cloneconfig
then re-run It should now work. I just went through the
same thing.

Thanks. I did the 'make cloneconfig' and re-ran I
get the following error:

linux:/home/trey #
Making sure VMware Workstation's services are stopped.

Stopping VMware services:
Virtual machine monitor

Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

None of VMware Workstation's pre-built vmmon modules is suitable for
running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon
module for
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)?

Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]

Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

Building the vmmon module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only'
make -C /usr/src/linux/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.5-17.14'

WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-2.6.5-17.14/Module.symvers
is missi ng, modules
will have CONFIG_MODVERSIONS disabled.

CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:131: warning:
initialization from
incompatible pointer type
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:135: warning:
initialization from
incompatible pointer type
/bin/sh: line 1: scripts/genksyms/genksyms: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.5-17.14'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.

For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems,
visit our Web site at
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Execution aborted.

Am I missing some development packages possibly?

Thanks again.

You could try doing a "make dep" after the "make cloneconfig". This might create the file you're missing
Dave Addison
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