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VMWare on Slackware

Posted on 2003-03-04
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Hi there,

I've checked everywhere for an answer before posting it here.  I've followed the directions of this website: http://www.cs.ucr.edu/~jbyrne/vmware.htm to install vmware(3.2) on slackware(8.1).  

I've partitioned my laptop so that I have Slackware and XP running.  I've installed vmware on windows to get a feel for Linux.  Now im ready to go the other way:  Install vmware on Slackware so that I minimally use windows.  

The errors occur after I input the command ./vmware-configure.pl --compile.  

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]

(I would type in the suggested folder and this is my error)

The kernel defined by this directory header files is multiprocessor, while your running kernel is uniprocessor.

(It then asks me the same question)

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]

I've tried /usr/src/linux-2.4.18/include and it would still give me the same error.  

Any suggestions?

Question by:foxypeaches
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Accepted Solution

mbarbos earned 400 total points
ID: 8076025
Save the .config file from  the kernel directory somplace else, run
make mrproper
make menuconfig (and save without changing options :)
make dep

and try again now.

Check though that you ARE running that kernel (uname -a)

Author Comment

ID: 8088445
That fixed it.  But now when I configure my VM; going through the custom configuration, I get the same error.  I've even gone up to VMware 4.0 and its still the same error:  selecting XP as the guest OS, then Using a physical hard disk, everytime I select /dev/hda (use individual partitions)

Failed to laod partitions for device /dev/hda: DISKLIERR_INVALIDDEVICE

Any suggestions?

Author Comment

ID: 8088513
NM.. I found the error.  I needed a driver for it.  Thanks for your help.


Expert Comment

ID: 8088536
Do you have a partitioned /dev/hda ?

Expert Comment

ID: 8088546
Ok, glad that it works

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