I`ve been trying to install VMWare Server 2, but whatever i do i fail. I am using Fedora Core 9. I downloaded .rpm from the vmware homepage, installed it. It shows up in the add/remove software list as an an installed package, but there are no icons and shortcuts under Applications --> System Tools. I tried to install VMWare Server 1.0.6 and 1.0.7 but i get stuck with this error.
Building for VMware Server 1.0.0.
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/184.108.40.206-45.fc9.i686/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/220.127.116.11-45.fc9.i686'
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:171: error: unknown field ‘nopage’ specified in initializer
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:172: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:175: error: unknown field ‘nopage’ specified in initializer
/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:176: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
make: *** [/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/18.104.22.168-45.fc9.i686'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.
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Is there any additional magic needed to install VMware under FC9 that i`ve missed?
ok, so looks like i may found a solution here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=283454&page=2
, but now when i try to install VmWare it says:
A previous installation of VMware software has been detected.
The previous installation was made by the tar installer (version 3).
Keeping the tar3 installer database format.
Error: Unable to execute "/usr/bin/vmware-uninstall.pl.
but there there is not Vmware server under add / remove software in the installed package list...
Or when i try to install .rpm package, it says
error: %pre(VMware-server-1.0.6-91891.i386) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
error: install: %pre scriptlet failed (2), skipping VMware-server-1.0.6-91891
Can somebody help me out? I need the VMware to get to work really bad as fast as i can