Tuesday, May 22, 2012

VMWare Workstation 8.0.3 and Linux Kernel 3.4 Patch

Linux Kernel 3.4 has been released by Linus Torvald yesterday and i have built the latest Linux Kernel on my machines and tested that VMWare Workstation 8.0.3 (and pressumably VMWare Player too) worked well with the latest Linux Kernel + patches.

First off, remove your old VMWare installation by removing all files under these directories:
/etc/vmware*
/usr/lib/vmware*

Next, start your VMWare installation using --ignore-errors parameter like this:
./VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.3-703057.i386.bundle --ignore-errors

After that, you download the patch that you can fetch on my SlackHacks repository. Give execute permission to the bash script and start it using
./patch-modules_3.4.0.sh

It will patch and recompile all VMWare modules and in the end, it should work again :)

If you encountered any errors, please read the whole post, starting from the top just to make sure you started with a clean installation of VMWare. Also, give detailed specs if you wanted to report any problems with this patch.

Credit goes to the author of this patch, not to me.