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Thread: Vmware Server 2.0.2 install error ubuntu 12.04

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2011

    Vmware Server 2.0.2 install error ubuntu 12.04

    Help !!

    how can i install vmware server 2.0.2 on ubuntu 12.04 . i tryed install but get error installing.

    Ubuntu kernel version
    gcc version 4.6.3

    error code :

    Before running VMware Server for the first time, you need to configure it by 
    invoking the following command: "/usr/bin/". Do you want this 
    program to invoke the command for you now? [yes] 
    Making sure services for VMware Server are stopped.
    Stopping VMware autostart virtual machines:
       Virtual machines                                                   failed
    Stopping VMware management services:
       VMware Virtual Infrastructure Web Access
       VMware Server Host Agent                                           failed
    Stopping VMware services:
       VMware Authentication Daemon                                        done
       Virtual machine monitor                                             done
    You must read and accept the End User License Agreement to continue.
    Press enter to display it. 
    None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Server is suitable for your 
    running kernel.  Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for 
    your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes] 
    Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.
    Your kernel was built with "gcc" version "4.6.3", while you are trying to use 
    "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.6". This configuration is not recommended and VMware 
    Server may crash if you'll continue. Please try to use exactly same compiler as
    one used for building your kernel. Do you want to go with compiler 
    "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.6" anyway? [no] 
    For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please 
    visit our Web site at "" and 
    Execution aborted.

    help me

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Vmware Server 2.0.2 install error ubuntu 12.04

    VMWare Server was end of life almost a year ago. You may want to look at VMWare Player or even Oracle VirtualBox.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Vmware Server 2.0.2 install error ubuntu 12.04

    You need to say "YES" ... or won't continue ...

    Did you install the development tools?

    sudo apt-get install make
    sudo apt-get install gcc
    If you have not, tried that ...

    On my case, that fixed that error, but you may get this one...

    The directory of kernel headers (version @@VMWARE@@ UTS_RELEASE) does not match
    your running kernel (version 2.6.33).  Even if the module were to compile
    successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.
    What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]
    I fixed that one, adding this line to version.h file

    #define UTS_RELEASE "2.6.33"
    where the number, should be your Ubuntu release, of course ...

    Those changes, force the installation to compile, but it failed. I am trying to fix the last error. Let me know if works for you.

    I know VMware server support ended, but I don't want VMware Player.

    By the way, I am using Ubuntu Server Precise...
    Last edited by jocampo; September 4th, 2012 at 12:04 AM.

  4. #4
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    Oct 2012

    Re: Vmware Server 2.0.2 install error ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by jocampo View Post
    I am trying to fix the last error.
    Did you ever get it to work?

    If so can you please post your solution?


  5. #5
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    Porirua, New Zealand

    Re: Vmware Server 2.0.2 install error ubuntu 12.04

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