I have an ASUS N61JV-X2 notebook PC with 8 GB of dual-channel DDR3 1,066 MHz SDRAM and an Intel 2nd Generation MLC NAND FLASH X25-M 160 GB Solid State Drive. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit Long Term Support as my default and primary host operating system.
I paid for VM Ware Workstation 8.x without a support contract with VM Ware last September 2011.
I downloaded and I installed VM Ware Workstation 8.0.3 64 bit. The installation works fine. The problem is when it tries to compile the kernel.
I already downloaded both the third-party patches. VMNet.diffs and the other patch for VM Ware Workstation 8.0.2.
After I patch and it compiles the kernel modules successfully, my guest virtual machines do not have network access. I downloaded and I installed Red Hat Fedora 17 64 bit GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows 8 64 bit Release Preview from the .ISO files. Using both third party patches, both of my guest operating systems can not connect to any network including the Internet. As a consequence, I had to delete my guest virtual machines and completely remove VM Ware Workstation 8.0.3 64 bit for Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit LTS.
VM Ware supports Ubuntu 11.10 32 and 64 bit. They have not indicated when they will support Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit Long Term Support with the new Linux kernel 3.2.x.
What are my options?
I want to use VM Ware Workstation 8.x 64 bit on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit Long Term Support without having to resort to third-party patches that have their own networking flaws.
Has anyone else been able to replicate my specific problem?
What was your solution?