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Thread: VMware Workstation 6.0.3 80004 on Ubuntu 8.04

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    VMware Workstation 6.0.3 80004 on Ubuntu 8.04

    get VMware-workstation-6.0.3-80004.i386.tar.gz
    from http://www.vmware.com/download/ws (you will have to make an account)
    extract it

    get the build-essential package

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    goto the extracted vmware directory and run the install script

    the default answers are fine until you get to the part where it asks if you want to configure now, you can try it but for me i got a compiler error.
    about "only <linux/bitops.h> can be included directly"
    so dont configure yet

    follow the instructions here to fix the vmmon compile:
    http://eitchpress.eitchnet.ch/?p=13
    Code:
       1.  cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
       2. cp vmmon.tar vmmon.tar.orig
       3. sudo tar xvf vmmon.tar
       4. cd vmmon-only/include/
       5. sudo vi vcpuset.h
       6. change line 74 from: #include “asm/bitops.h” to: #include “linux/bitops.h”
       7. rm vmmon.tar
       8. sudo tar cvf vmmon.tar vmmon-only/
       9. sudo rm -rf vmmon-only/
      10. sudo vmware-config.pl
    the rest of the install should run fine
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    Re: VMware Workstation 6.0.3 80004 on Ubuntu 8.04

    As an alternative to editing those files, after running the Workstation install you can run the 'any-any' script as listed in the VMWare sticky. Although that guide refers to VMWare Server, the any-any patch can be applied to make Workstation work aswell.

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    Re: VMware Workstation 6.0.3 80004 on Ubuntu 8.04

    Thank you so much for this how to, I was having a load of trouble finding how to fixing the configuration. Workstation works wonderfully now.

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    Talking Re: VMware Workstation 6.0.3 80004 on Ubuntu 8.04

    Quote Originally Posted by Intangir View Post
    get VMware-workstation-6.0.3-80004.i386.tar.gz
    from http://www.vmware.com/download/ws (you will have to make an account)
    extract it

    get the build-essential package

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    goto the extracted vmware directory and run the install script

    the default answers are fine until you get to the part where it asks if you want to configure now, you can try it but for me i got a compiler error.
    about "only <linux/bitops.h> can be included directly"
    so dont configure yet

    follow the instructions here to fix the vmmon compile:
    http://eitchpress.eitchnet.ch/?p=13
    Code:
       1.  cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
       2. cp vmmon.tar vmmon.tar.orig
       3. sudo tar xvf vmmon.tar
       4. cd vmmon-only/include/
       5. sudo vi vcpuset.h
       6. change line 74 from: #include “asm/bitops.h” to: #include “linux/bitops.h”
       7. rm vmmon.tar
       8. sudo tar cvf vmmon.tar vmmon-only/
       9. sudo rm -rf vmmon-only/
      10. sudo vmware-config.pl
    the rest of the install should run fine
    Thanks a lot. It worked great and now I hope I will be able to have wireless on my virtual pc's, which it didn't work when I installed the any-to-any patch.

    - Carlos

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    Wink Re: VMware Workstation 6.0.3 80004 on Ubuntu 8.04

    Again I have to say "THANK YOU"=D> =D>. That workaround allows me to configure the wireless adapter into VMware, something that after installing the any-to-any patch I was unable to do.

    - Carlos

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    Re: VMware Workstation 6.0.3 80004 on Ubuntu 8.04

    Well written. I was gonna write one up tonight, looks like you beat me to it!

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    Re: VMware Workstation 6.0.3 80004 on Ubuntu 8.04

    Uhm! After doing this, I can finish the installation of VMware, but it can't run. The only thing I get is this message:
    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
    no matter how many time I invoked the vmware-config. Is there anyone face the same problem with me?
    Plz help! Thanks!

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    Re: VMware Workstation 6.0.3 80004 on Ubuntu 8.04

    They have VMware workstation 6.0.4 already. You can probably use the same serial jey that you have. I just installed without any patches or any tweaks. Give it a try.

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    Question Re: VMware Workstation 6.0.3 80004 on Ubuntu 8.04

    Hi,
    Have VM WS b80004 on Kubuntu 8.04 with not (correctly) configured message. Tried 6.0.04 b93058 with same results. Compiles nicely, configures nicely, launch workstation and the 'not (correctly) configured' msg comes forth. Hacking ain't my thing. Any thoughts. I am running on AMD XP2000+ (32bit). Thanks in advance for any additional help.

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    Lightbulb Re: VMware Workstation 6.0.3 80004 on Ubuntu 8.04

    I had this problem on Gentoo as well (about 2 years ago).
    There's a file somewhere (I think it's in /etc) called something like "vmware_not_configured". From what I remember VMware checks for this file and if it's found, thinks it's not configured. It really should be a switch inside the config file itself.

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