VMware On SuSE 9.3
VMware 3.2 vs. SuSE 9.3
An "Out of the Box" version of VMware 3.2 will just flatly not install in SuSE 9.3. This requires some fanagling, like was described in my SuSE 9.1 and 9.2 installs and VMware setups. You might review those in case I forget something in this write-up.
First off, we have switched from version 2.6.8-24 to version 188.8.131.52-20a. VMware has to have code matched to the version of Linux that it is running on. It needs vmmon and vmnet. Both of these are supplied by VMware. The sources for vmmon and vmnet are in: /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source. The sources for the Kernel are in: /usr/src/linux, which in this case is a link to linux-184.108.40.206-20a/.
Do a full compile of the kernel before trying
the install so that all the dependancies are loaded and in the correct locations. Besides, if you can't compile
the kernel, then you can't install VMware. The two go hand in hand.
Download the patch
You should check the patch site
for new releases.
Patching BEFORE Install:
We need to make some changes. You must be root to do this. Of course I am making the assumption that you work like I do. In case you don't, I untar'd both archives into a /TRinstalls directory that I created and work from there. The files can be removed afterwards.
All is not Well
Hmmmmm... When I try to start VMware I get the following:
Starting VMware services: Virtual machine monitor failed Virtual ethernet failed Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0 done Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 (background) done Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 (background) done NAT service on /dev/vmnet8 doneThis is not good.
Allllrighty now. This looks like something ain't working or setup right or both. So in Windows fashion I will re-boot the system. (mainly cause I ain't smart enough to do otherwise) After the re-boot we will see what happens.
The restart accomplished the "fix". As the system was comming up I watched the
messages and I saw VMware get started ... correctly and fully. So I can now continue and setup my Win2K. Need
to remind myself and any reading this that we need to use the following in order to run this:
Ok. if you got this far ... you are now on your own (unless I think of something later)