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7:15 pm on Mar 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I am running vmware on Redhat 7.2. I have been running kernel 2.49-13. After being advised by the Red Hat network I upgraded to kernel 2.49-31.

Vmware will not configure with the new kernel. I have the latest module files that they offer and they stop at 2.49-13.

Is there a way for me to configure it ?

8:51 pm on Mar 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

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11:50 pm on Mar 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

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[vmware.com...]

VMware Workstation 3.0 Datasheet
...
Standard Linux distributions:
  • Red Hat Linux 6.2, 7.0 and 7.1
  • SuSE Linux 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2
  • Mandrake Linux 8.0, 8.1
  • Caldera OpenLinux 2.x and 3.1

    Note: Standard Linux distributions must include glibc version 2 or higher and one of the following:

  • For single-processor systems: kernel 2.0.32 or higher in the 2.0.x series, kernel in the 2.2.x series or kernel in the 2.4.x series (up to and including kernel 2.4.6)
  • For SMP systems: kernel in the 2.2.x or 2.4.x series (up to and including kernel 2.4.6)
    ...
  • If it worked with your previous 2.4.9-13, then that would be quite a surprise (unless Redhat uses different version numbers than everybody else). You may be lucky if the relevant parts of the kernel haven't changed between versions, but it looks like the installer already checks for it. You could of course trying to modify the install scripts, but you'll be on your own with that.

    2:42 am on Mar 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    Thanks,

    Vmware has a special module that has to be installed for Redhat 7.2. They give you the url to get it after the install fails. It includes mods up to my 2.49-13. I am not good enough yet to try and mess with the install script, although I am sure it would run it just needs kernel version verification.

    Just got an email from them on a new beta version, maybe they will solve my problem soon.

    Thanks Again

    8:23 am on Apr 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    David, any news?
    5:33 pm on Apr 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    No news, I had been waiting for the release 3.1 (not beta). I just downloaded it a couple of days ago. I plan to mess with it this weekend but I don't feel real optimistic about it. I have emailed them twice with no response, I did not pay for a support contract.

    Will let you know how it goes..

    12:37 am on Apr 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    Perfect!

    The upgrade took 10 minutes and installed perfect on 2.49-31

    I like it when things go smoothe :)