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Thread: Vmware 8.0.2 and backtrack 5 R2 compiling issue.

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    Default Vmware 8.0.2 and backtrack 5 R2 compiling issue.

    Hi,

    I've upgraded the kernel and distro to Backtrack R2 / Kernel 3.2.6. It works like a charm using the provided steps. However beside the all new goodies that are installed there is an aspect which makes me sad.

    VMware 8.0.2 doesn't compile on this kernel, 3.2.6, and keep ask me for the Kernel Headers 3.2.6 location and like.

    I've installed the sources and headers to but still the same mess.

    Also I've tried to use unofficial patch from this location "weltall.heliohost.org/wordpress/2012/01/26/vmware-workstation-8-0-2-player-4-0-2-fix-for-linux-kernel-3-2-and-3-3/" but no luck.

    The point is that you want to run some vmware over this new build think twice. Still ain't compatible with latest vmware workstation version and vmplayer.

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    Default Re: Vmware 8.0.2 and backtrack 5 R2 compiling issue.

    That would be a VMWare issue, as opposed to a Backtrack or Kernel issue.

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    Yep indeed but I'm trying to warn people which use this technology over BT 5 and know of what they should expect after the upgrade.

    As an example I use BT as host OS because I need that and I was more than happy about his performances with Vmware so far.

    I'll keeping update guys about this one and let you know if I'll find a working tip

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    Default Re: Vmware 8.0.2 and backtrack 5 R2 compiling issue.

    running the latest backtrack 5 R2 update + vmware workstation v8.0.2 build-591240 (x86_64) works good here ;;

    Code:
    # prepare-kernel-sources
    # cd /tmp
    # wget http://weltall.heliohost.org/wordpre...inux320.tar.gz
    # tar vxzf vmware802fixlinux320.tar.gz
    # ./patch-modules_3.2.0.sh
    Last edited by fnord0; 02-26-2012 at 05:56 AM.
    'see the fnords!'

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    Default Re: Vmware 8.0.2 and backtrack 5 R2 compiling issue.

    There is no words for this. I hope a BIG THANK YOU can express a part of my gratitude It works for me too.

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    Default Re: Vmware 8.0.2 and backtrack 5 R2 compiling issue.

    This got my virtualbox running again...thx!

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    Default Re: Vmware 8.0.2 and backtrack 5 R2 compiling issue.

    works just like a charm.. wow

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    Beware that the fix doesn't work for new VMware 8.0.3 version !
    Last edited by Osirium; 05-16-2012 at 05:16 PM.

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    Default Re: Vmware 8.0.2 and backtrack 5 R2 compiling issue.

    Workaround:

    1. cd /usr/lib/vmware or whatever
    2. wget http://pavlinux.ru/vmware/8.0.3/source.tar.lzma
    3. md5sum source.tar.lzma; It should be 48c033c7a3bd53e0a6c0f2e03ff4cd0c source.tar.lzma
    4. tar -xf source.tar.lzma;
    5. copy vmnet.tar to /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/
    6. vmware-modconfig --console --install-all;

    Done.

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    Default Re: Vmware 8.0.2 and backtrack 5 R2 compiling issue.

    It is not "48c033c7a3bd53e0a6c0f2e03ff4cd0c"

    It is:

    e37e41a818a47ec868bdb493197aaf63 source.tar.lzma

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