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Old 10th February 2007, 06:01 PM
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VMWare Server install on Fedora 6 Fails -- Please help

Dear friends:

I 've been trying to install the free VMWare Server on Fedora 6. Towards the very end I keep encountering the following error:

Building the vmnet module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PW
D/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6-i686'
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/driver.o
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/hub.o
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/userif.o
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/userif.c: In function ‘VNetCopyDatagramToUser’:
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/userif.c:629: error: ‘CHECKSUM_HW’ undeclared (fi rst use in this function)
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/userif.c:629: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/userif.c:629: error: for each function it appears in.)
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only/userif.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6-i686'
make: *** [vmnet.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmnet-only'
Unable to build the vmnet module.

For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please
visit our Web site at "http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/modules.html" and
"http://www.vmware.com/support/reference/linux/prebuilt_modules_linux.html".

Execution aborted.

[root@localhost vmware-server-distrib]#


Unfortunately, I have no idea what this means. I would really appreciate the help of Fedora's experts. This will allow me to use LInux exclusively with Windows XP Home as a subsidiary, complementary OS within Fedora for certain applications not available in LInux.

Thank you so very much.

Benjamin
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Old 10th February 2007, 06:04 PM
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Hello:
Please see this thread in the how-to Section:
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...ghlight=vmware
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Old 10th February 2007, 06:20 PM
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Dear Seve:

Thank you so much for your help. I checked the article you mentioned and performed the commands listed on it in the konsole. But VMWare Install still fails. Here is the output data:


Extracting the sources of the vmnet module.

Building the vmnet module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6-i686'
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only/driver.o
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only/hub.o
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only/userif.o
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only/userif.c: In function ‘VNetCopyDatagramToUser’:
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only/userif.c:629: error: ‘CHECKSUM_HW’ undeclared (first use in this function)
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only/userif.c:629: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
/tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only/userif.c:629: error: for each function it appears in.)
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only/userif.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6-i686'
make: *** [vmnet.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config3/vmnet-only'
Unable to build the vmnet module.

For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please
visit our Web site at "http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/modules.html" and
"http://www.vmware.com/support/reference/linux/prebuilt_modules_linux.html".

Execution aborted.

[root@localhost vmware-server-distrib]#


Hope you can help me. Would really appreciate it.

Thank you.

Benjamin
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Old 10th February 2007, 06:24 PM
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Hello:
You did not read the whole thread.
You need to patch the installation that you have.
http://www.vmware.com/community/thre...68926&tstart=0
http://nerdbynature.de/bits/2.6.19-rc5/

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Old 10th February 2007, 07:06 PM
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I can't get xen running at all but anyway...told from the vmware forum that you cannot run the xen kernel with vmware so if you are boot into the other kernel and try...
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Old 10th February 2007, 07:31 PM
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Dear Seve and friends:

I've uninstalled VMWare, rebooted and reinstalled VMWare, then installed the vmware-any-any runme.pl file (it executed fine). But still I have not been able to install VMWare. Here is the data for the last part of the command:

http://www.websher.net/tmp/vmware-error1.txt

Hope you can help. I am doing the best I can but this is quite beyond my capabilities. On the other hand, other than my printer, this is the only problem I've encountered so far in Fedora 6.

Thank you so much.

Benjamin
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Old 10th February 2007, 08:10 PM
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Dear friends:

I tried to install VMWare using the 2.16.18 kernel but ended up with the exact same results as with kernel 2.16.19. So, I uninstalled VMWare again and reinstalled it from scratch using 2.16.19. I then applied the vmware-any-any patch and ran through the install once agian. But again same deadend. I also performed the /usr/lib/vmware-config.pl command as instructed but that did not solve the issue. Please see data below:

One thing: I do not have the "inetd" file on my system but I do have the xinetd.d file.

Building the vmnet module.

Building for VMware Server 1.0.0.
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config8/vmnet-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6-i686'
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config8/vmnet-only/driver.o
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config8/vmnet-only/hub.o
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config8/vmnet-only/userif.o
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config8/vmnet-only/netif.o
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config8/vmnet-only/bridge.o
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config8/vmnet-only/procfs.o
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config8/vmnet-only/smac_compat.o
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config8/vmnet-only/smac_linux.x386.o
LD [M] /tmp/vmware-config8/vmnet-only/vmnet.o
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST 1 modules
CC /tmp/vmware-config8/vmnet-only/vmnet.mod.o
LD [M] /tmp/vmware-config8/vmnet-only/vmnet.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6-i686'
cp -f vmnet.ko ./../vmnet.o
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config8/vmnet-only'
The module loads perfectly in the running kernel.

The default port : 902 is not free. We have selected a suitable alternative
port for VMware Server use. You may override this value now.
Remember to use this port when connecting to this server.
Please specify a port for remote console connections to use [904]

WARNING: VMware Server has been configured to run on a port different from the
default port. Remember to use this port when connecting to this server.
Unable to find any instance of the super-server "inetd" or "xinetd". It is
possible that you do not have one of these packages installed on this machine.
Please install "inetd" or "xinetd".

If you do have "inetd" or "xinetd" installed, make sure that /etc/inetd.conf or
/etc/xinetd.d exists.
The configuration will continue, but you should re-run
/usr/bin/vmware-config.pl after you fix the super-server.

Hit enter to continue.

[root@localhost vmware-any-any-update107]#

root@localhost vmware-any-any-update107]# cd /
[root@localhost /]# /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl
Making sure services for VMware Server are stopped.

Stopping VMware services:
Virtual machine monitor [ OK ]
Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0 [ OK ]
DHCP server on /dev/vmnet1 [ OK ]
Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 [ OK ]
DHCP server on /dev/vmnet8 [ OK ]
NAT service on /dev/vmnet8 [ OK ]
Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 [ OK ]
Virtual ethernet [ OK ]

Configuring fallback GTK+ 2.4 libraries.

Etc.

Please specify a port for remote console connections to use [904]

WARNING: VMware Server has been configured to run on a port different from the
default port. Remember to use this port when connecting to this server.
Unable to find any instance of the super-server "inetd" or "xinetd". It is
possible that you do not have one of these packages installed on this machine.
Please install "inetd" or "xinetd".

If you do have "inetd" or "xinetd" installed, make sure that /etc/inetd.conf or
/etc/xinetd.d exists.
The configuration will continue, but you should re-run
/usr/bin/vmware-config.pl after you fix the super-server.

Hit enter to continue.

[root@localhost /]# exit
exit
[sher@localhost vmware-server-distrib]$ vmware
vmware is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured
for this system. To (re-)configure it, invoke the following command:
/usr/bin/vmware-config.pl.

[sher@localhost vmware-server-distrib]$


Thank you all so much. Hope you can help. The final lines say that "vmware is installed but needs to be correctly configured. So, this is just a configuration issue. Shouldn't be too difficult but not being a programmer this is rather difficult for me.

Thank you all again.

Benjamin
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