Friday, June 15, 2012

VMWare 8.0.4 and Linux Kernel Patches

As promised, i have VMWare Workstation on my machine and the same routine applied to the new version:

First off, remove your old VMWare installation by removing all files under these directories:

Next, start your VMWare installation using --ignore-errors parameter like this:
./VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.4-744019.i386.bundle --ignore-errors

After that, you download the patch that you can fetch on my SlackHacks repository. Extract it and open file. Edit the vmreqver line and change it into 8.0.4. Give execute permission to the bash script and start it using ./ (use root)

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

Note: I failed at first attempt, but i tried to start over and having it compiled on second attempt. I don't know why it failed, but glad it's working just fine.

*Tested on Linux Kernel 3.4.2, Slackware-Current 32 bit, per June 15*