1 2 Previous Next 19 Replies Latest reply on May 21, 2012 12:33 PM by kevincrocker

    VMware 8.0 is not suppoting for ubuntu 12.04

    shijukumar Novice

      Hi Team,

       

      My WMware workstation is not working after upgrading my ubuntu OS from 11.10 to 12.04 . Is any new patch is available for ubuntu 12.04

        • 1. Re: VMware 8.0 is not suppoting for ubuntu 12.04
          RDPetruska Guru

          Try the Workstation Tech Preview version.

          • 2. Re: VMware 8.0 is not suppoting for ubuntu 12.04
            Rahulverma201110141 Enthusiast

            It is currently unsupported in VMware Workstation 8.0.2. I am not sure if it is supported in the tech preview as well. You can get the Tech Preview below:

             

            http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/beta/workstationtp2012

            • 3. Re: VMware 8.0 is not suppoting for ubuntu 12.04
              rizlaw Enthusiast

              I'm having the same issue as the OP after upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 64bit.

              Any idea when VMW 8.03 will be out to fix this? I can't get 8.02 to compile the virtual network driver. The log file:

               

               

              2012-03-29T12:33:53.492-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Log for VMware Workstation pid=14947 version=8.0.2 build=build-591240 option=Release
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.492-05:00| vthread-3| I120: The process is 64-bit.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.492-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.492-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Host is Linux 3.2.0-20-generic Ubuntu precise (development branch)
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.492-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.492-05:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such file or directory.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.492-05:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.492-05:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /usr/lib/vmware/settings. Using default values.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.492-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.492-05:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/root/.vmware/config": No such file or directory.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.492-05:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.492-05:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /root/.vmware/config. Using default values.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.492-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Msg_Reset:
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.492-05:00| vthread-3| I120: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/root/.vmware/preferences": No such file or directory.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.492-05:00| vthread-3| I120: ----------------------------------------
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.492-05:00| vthread-3| I120: PREF Failed to load user preferences.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.492-05:00| vthread-3| W110: Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/modconfig-14947.log
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.621-05:00| vthread-3| I120: modconf query interface initialized
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.622-05:00| vthread-3| I120: modconf library initialized
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.651-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.654-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/preferred/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-20-generic
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.654-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/preferred/build/include/linux/version.h
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.654-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed version test: /lib/modules/preferred/build/include/linux/version.h not found.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.654-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-20-generic
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.655-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.662-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.685-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Header path /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-20-generic is valid.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.685-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-20-generic
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.686-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.693-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.715-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Header path /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-20-generic is valid.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.732-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.734-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.737-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.739-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.742-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.757-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.759-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.761-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.764-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.766-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.768-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/preferred/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-20-generic
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.768-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/preferred/build/include/linux/version.h
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.768-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed version test: /lib/modules/preferred/build/include/linux/version.h not found.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.768-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-20-generic
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.770-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.777-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.799-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Header path /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-20-generic is valid.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.817-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.820-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.822-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.825-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.827-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.829-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/preferred/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-20-generic
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.829-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to find /lib/modules/preferred/build/include/linux/version.h
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.829-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed version test: /lib/modules/preferred/build/include/linux/version.h not found.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.829-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-20-generic
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.830-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.838-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.860-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Header path /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-20-generic is valid.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.884-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.886-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.889-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.891-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.893-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.980-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.980-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-20-generic
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.982-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
              2012-03-29T12:33:53.988-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
              2012-03-29T12:33:54.004-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Header path /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-20-generic is valid.
              2012-03-29T12:33:54.005-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module vmmon.
              2012-03-29T12:33:54.005-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.
              2012-03-29T12:33:54.011-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -j -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.6
              2012-03-29T12:33:55.279-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Installing module vmmon from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon.o to /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/misc.
              2012-03-29T12:33:55.279-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Registering file: /usr/lib/vmware-installer/2.0/vmware-installer --register-file vmware-vmx regular /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/misc/vmmon.ko
              2012-03-29T12:33:56.049-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:56.049-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-20-generic
              2012-03-29T12:33:56.051-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
              2012-03-29T12:33:56.058-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
              2012-03-29T12:33:56.082-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Header path /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-20-generic is valid.
              2012-03-29T12:33:56.082-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module vmnet.
              2012-03-29T12:33:56.082-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Extracting the sources of the vmnet module.
              2012-03-29T12:33:56.088-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -j -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.6
              2012-03-29T12:33:57.404-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Failed to compile module vmnet!
              2012-03-29T12:33:57.408-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:57.408-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-20-generic
              2012-03-29T12:33:57.410-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
              2012-03-29T12:33:57.417-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
              2012-03-29T12:33:57.440-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Header path /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-20-generic is valid.
              2012-03-29T12:33:57.440-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module vmblock.
              2012-03-29T12:33:57.440-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Extracting the sources of the vmblock module.
              2012-03-29T12:33:57.450-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -j -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.6
              2012-03-29T12:33:59.123-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Installing module vmblock from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmblock.o to /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/misc.
              2012-03-29T12:33:59.123-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Registering file: /usr/lib/vmware-installer/2.0/vmware-installer --register-file vmware-vmx regular /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/misc/vmblock.ko
              2012-03-29T12:33:59.910-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:33:59.910-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-20-generic
              2012-03-29T12:33:59.912-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
              2012-03-29T12:33:59.919-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
              2012-03-29T12:33:59.942-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Header path /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-20-generic is valid.
              2012-03-29T12:33:59.942-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module vmci.
              2012-03-29T12:33:59.942-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Extracting the sources of the vmci module.
              2012-03-29T12:33:59.955-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -j -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.6
              2012-03-29T12:34:01.227-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Installing module vmci from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci.o to /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/misc.
              2012-03-29T12:34:01.227-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Registering file: /usr/lib/vmware-installer/2.0/vmware-installer --register-file vmware-vmx regular /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/misc/vmci.ko
              2012-03-29T12:34:01.990-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Trying to find a suitable PBM set for kernel 3.2.0-20-generic.
              2012-03-29T12:34:01.990-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Validating path /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-20-generic
              2012-03-29T12:34:01.992-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
              2012-03-29T12:34:02.000-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Your GCC version: 4.6
              2012-03-29T12:34:02.023-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Header path /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include for kernel release 3.2.0-20-generic is valid.
              2012-03-29T12:34:02.023-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module vmci.
              2012-03-29T12:34:02.023-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Extracting the sources of the vmci module.
              2012-03-29T12:34:02.030-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -j -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmci-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.6
              2012-03-29T12:34:02.470-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module vsock.
              2012-03-29T12:34:02.470-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Extracting the sources of the vsock module.
              2012-03-29T12:34:02.481-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -j -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.6
              2012-03-29T12:34:04.507-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Installing module vsock from /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vsock.o to /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/misc.
              2012-03-29T12:34:04.508-05:00| vthread-3| I120: Registering file: /usr/lib/vmware-installer/2.0/vmware-installer --register-file vmware-vmx regular /lib/modules/3.2.0-20-generic/misc/vsock.ko

              • 4. Re: VMware 8.0 is not suppoting for ubuntu 12.04
                mfelker Expert

                A few thoughts.

                 

                1) Did you completely remove VMware WS before upgrading Uuntu  I do this myself before any kernel upgrade  - let alone a a major host version upgrade  The VM's themselves should remain functional after this operation  .Thendo a clean re-inston  atll

                 

                2) I guess VMware techs will tell you that such  and such an OS is not supported,  Depending on you or your companies support level you will probably be locked into this advice.  In my opiinion  only this is basically a CYA.

                 

                However

                 

                  a)  Some people have instatlled VMware  |unsupported" hosts.  Before the Beat was released people instaTll Vmware on Windows 8 Developers version. BMware is extremely conservative about this.

                 

                  b)  Even if a OS is "offically" supported VMware might not instatll in your particualr environemnt for one reason or another. 

                 

                There is an insatll log ceated iin /var/log.  I foget the exact file name but it should not be very difficult to locate it.  Look at that and/or posrt the log.

                • 5. Re: VMware 8.0 is not suppoting for ubuntu 12.04 (Solved for Me)
                  rizlaw Enthusiast

                  Mfelker,

                   

                  Thanks for the reply. In answer to your first question, I didn't uninstall WS 8.0.2 before performing the distro upgrade; totally slipped my mind.

                  Anyway, I took a chance and downloaded the technology preview mentioned in this thread. I uninstalled WS 8.0.2 and all config files and installed the technology preview. I now can get my Mint12 VM up and running and it seems to work OK. It might even be a little faster, but that also could be partly due to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - not sure.

                   

                  Anyway, it looks like the Technology Preview is the short term solution until they release the next update to VMW 8.0.

                  • 6. Re: VMware 8.0 is not suppoting for ubuntu 12.04 (Solved for Me)
                    mfelker Expert

                    Glad things worked out for you!  You might consider checking out the Beta forum!

                    • 7. Re: VMware 8.0 is not suppoting for ubuntu 12.04
                      shijukumar Novice

                      Thanks,

                       

                      Now it is working with Tech preview version

                      • 8. Re: VMware 8.0 is not suppoting for ubuntu 12.04
                        mfelker Expert

                        Tech preview is workinig very well indeed on Ubuntu   12.04.   My practice (and suggestion) is to uninstall WS (/usr/bin/vmware-installer -u vmware-workstation  <keep configuration files>.  Then after booting to the new kernel reinstalll WS.

                         

                        Cheers

                        • 9. Re: VMware 8.0 is not suppoting for ubuntu 12.04
                          mydearcosmo Novice

                          Should you not have to check for updates for your VMWare after upgrading your Ubuntu to 12.04?

                          • 10. Re: VMware 8.0 is not suppoting for ubuntu 12.04
                            lucasmv Novice

                            Hi all,

                            The vmware workstation is working very well with ubuntu 12.04 kernel 3.2. But you have to apply patch in the attacment.

                            After you install the vmware workstation, insatll the patch with this command,, with root user

                            ./patch-modules_3.2.0.sh

                            thanks

                            Lucas

                            • 11. Re: VMware 8.0 is not suppoting for ubuntu 12.04
                              mfelker Expert

                              You don'teven the need the patch for WS 8 using TEch Preview.  Works fine on Ubuntu 12.04 host kernel 3.2.x.

                              • 12. Re: VMware 8.0 is not suppoting for ubuntu 12.04
                                topsch Lurker

                                Hi Lucas.

                                 

                                Thank you for the patch. After installing this patch workstation works well again.

                                 

                                Klaus

                                • 13. Re: VMware 8.0 is not suppoting for ubuntu 12.04
                                  lucasmv Novice

                                  you are welcome.

                                  • 14. Re: VMware 8.0 is not suppoting for ubuntu 12.04
                                    Tanker Bob Novice

                                    Thanks for the link to the tech preview. It works perfectly in 12.04!

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