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    Default Backtrack HD install won't run vmware workstation

    Hi
    I installed BT 2.0 Beta to hard drive and then installed vmware workstation, so I can run windows server to test against. All worked fine. I've now upgraded to BT 2.0 Final and vmware won't install. Not compatible with new kernel.
    Error:
    Unable to build the vmmon module.

    I've tried running vmware-any-any-update108.tar.gz but that fails on errors:
    BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at ./runme.pl line 9

    I don't want to go back to Beta. Does anyone know how to fix this?
    Thanks

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    I'm running BT2 Final on my HD with VM WKS 6 beta as well - no problems.
    Do this:
    # cd /usr/src/linux

    # make mrproper

    # make cloneconfig

    # make modules_prepare

    # make clean

    then run VMware installer.

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    i tried to install vmware-player103 but i failed :-(
    i have problems, because i haven't a suitable vmmon module for my running kernel.
    i tried to follow your 5 commands but i got errors after #make cloneconfig:

    HOSTCC scripts/basic/fixdep
    HOSTCC scripts/basic/docproc
    make[1]: *** No rule to make target `cloneconfig'. Stop.
    make: *** [cloneconfig] Error 2

    and after #make modules_prepare:

    HOSTCC scripts/kconfig/conf.o
    HOSTCC scripts/kconfig/kxgettext.o
    SHIPPED scripts/kconfig/zconf.tab.c
    SHIPPED scripts/kconfig/lex.zconf.c
    SHIPPED scripts/kconfig/zconf.hash.c
    HOSTCC scripts/kconfig/zconf.tab.o
    HOSTLD scripts/kconfig/conf
    scripts/kconfig/conf -s arch/i386/Kconfig
    ***
    *** You have not yet configured your kernel!
    ***
    *** Please run some configurator (e.g. "make oldconfig" or
    *** "make menuconfig" or "make xconfig").
    ***
    make[2]: *** [silentoldconfig] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [silentoldconfig] Error 2
    make: *** No rule to make target `modules_prepare'. Stop.

    can anyone help?

    thx for your time and your help,
    hackbert

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    Make sure you have kernel sources in /usr/src/linux. That howto is posted in the forums.

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