Re: VMWare 4.0 question
From: Dennis (respond_at_newsgroup.com)
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 18:19:20 GMT
Just wondering. I see a VMWare rpm is include with SuSE Professional. Is
VMWare included in SuSE Professional, or do you have to pay VMWare a fee to
> Fr@nk wrote:
>> Want to use VMWare 4.0 on Suse Linux 9.0
>> as host and Windows XP as guest, but the
>> VMWare website does not mention SuSe 9.0
>> as host OS.
>> Has anybody been able to get above mentioned
>> combination working under VMWare?
> Works just fine here with the stock kernel. (XP guest 9.0 host) It used to
> just freeze solid after booting up the guest OS but after a bit of poking
> under the hood found what the problem was.
> here is how I fixed it after a spot of googling
> 1) I did a fresh install of 9.0.
> 2) I loaded vmware 4.0.5 from the rpm VMware provides. (what I had
> prev. been using on 8.2)
> 3) When it did the compile of the modules during vmware_config.pl, and
> asked if it could overwrite the modules, I went into the /lib/modules/
> <kernel---->/misc/ directory and renamed both the vmmon.o and vmnet.o
> modules. Then I let the config overwrite those files.
> 4) VMware fired up but within a minute the entire VMW machine hung. Not
> just the guest but the VMWARE process. Killed it.
> 5) I then went and switched the modules from the compiled ones to the
> ones that came with 9.0.
> hope it works for you