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    Unhappy Problem installing VMware

    i have installed VMware and installed and prepare Kenrel sources in BackTrack 5
    vmware a message appears when running "unable to build kernel module "
    i see log file /tmp/vmware-root/setup.log i find that "Failed to compile module vmmon"
    please how to fix error

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    Default Re: Problem installing VMware

    I have gotten this error too, and the log states multiple times:
    "Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 2.6.39.4"

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    Default Re: Problem installing VMware

    is this on a x86/amd64 pc or an ARM device? If it really is ARM what device are you running? I know my ARM device wouldn't be able to handle running a VM in a million years.. talk about LAG!!

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    Default Re: Problem installing VMware

    what vmware product are you using? I recently installed workstation with no problems but had already installed dkms when i installed virtualbox try
    apt-get install dkms
    and then re run the vmware installer and dkms should be used to insert the kernel modules
    There's no place like ~/

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    Default Re: Problem installing VMware

    I'm having the same error on an x86 processor. Usually the fix is this:

    Code:
    # apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) && ln -sf /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r) /usr/src/linux 
    m-a update && m-a prepare
    ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.39.4 /lib/modules/2.6.39.4
    But I'm still getting that error. I looked and discovered there's no Build directory in my kernel headers so there's nothing really there to build a module with. That's definitely part of the problem, but why I don't know.

    I too have dkms installed already.
    Code:
    # apt-get install dkms
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    dkms is already the newest version.

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    Default Re: Problem installing VMware

    If you haven't yet, check out this. Namely, the patch should help, it worked for me.

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    Default AW: Re: Problem installing VMware

    just follow the instructions posted following the link:
    Quote Originally Posted by Malcototh View Post
    If you haven't yet, check out this. Namely, the patch should help, it worked for me.
    worked for vmware workstation 7.1.4
    thx

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    Default Re: AW: Re: Problem installing VMware

    Quote Originally Posted by therealfunkys0ul View Post
    just follow the instructions posted following the link:


    That worked for me! Thanks for posting, my blood pressure thanks you.

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    Default Respuesta: Problem installing VMware

    Quote Originally Posted by Maamria View Post
    i have installed VMware and installed and prepare Kenrel sources in BackTrack 5
    vmware a message appears when running "unable to build kernel module "
    i see log file /tmp/vmware-root/setup.log i find that "Failed to compile module vmmon"
    please how to fix error
    Hey Maamria Here is for backtrack 5 ARM topics ( Mobil Phones )

    I don't know why you started this post here ?
    you can find a lot of stuff about your problem in BackTrack 5 How-To's

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