Sunday, November 18, 2012

VMWare Workstation 9.0.1 and Linux Kernel 3.7

We might have another good news for those who works with VMWare Workstation or VMWare Player. I found another person, Robert Gadsdon who are testing VMWare Workstation on newer Linux Kernel.

He mentioned that VMWare Workstation 9.0.1 is working with Linux Kernel 3.7-rc without needing any new patches, BUT there's still some problems: standard VMware (re)compile/install script vmware-modconfig still doesn’t find the ‘relocated’ version.h in the 3.7 series kernels. He also posted the solution to this problem by creating a symlink from the old location:

ln -s /usr/src/linux-3.7-rc6/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h \
/usr/src/linux-3.7-rc6/include/linux/version.h



When Linux Kernel 3.7 gets released, you only need to change the path to reflect your real path in your own system.

This should be a good news to all Linux users who also VMWare users.