Ubuntu 7.04 + VMWare server

13 July 2007, 10:18 CDT

VMWare 1.0.3’s kernel module won’t compile with kernel 2.6.20 without help


The trick is this, courtesy of wilbur.harvey:

tried this for my Ubuntu Feisty 2.6.20-2-lowlatency kernel and it seems to work fine. I just commented out the

static inline _syscall1(int, compat_exit, int, exit_code);


You have to change the file /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar to rw, then extract the file vmmon-only/include/compat_kernel.h, edit it and then put it back in the vmmon.tar file, then run vmware-config.pl

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One Response to “Ubuntu 7.04 + VMWare server”

  1. Do you have to hold your tongue out the left side of your mouth?

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