lagriffe
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Workstation patch for Linux kernel 3.0.0?

O.K., I know I'm jumping the gun, but I couldn't resist installing Linux kernel 3.0.0, if only because the Linux kernel has been at 2.x for 15 years.

And, of course, I'm needing to patch a few files to get the modules for VMware Workstation for Linux to compile properly. Actually, the patches I used for kernel 2.6.39 worked pretty well -- all modules compiled except the vblock module. If there are any intrepid users out there who've managed to come up with a patching strategy that permits VMware workstation to launch under Linux kernel 3.0.0, I'd love some help.

Thanks.

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lagriffe
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A later version of the patch intended for kernel 2.6.39 will successfully patch the module sources for kernel 3.0.0-rc2.

That patch can be found here:

http://weltall.heliohost.org/wordpress/2011/05/14/running-vmware-workstation-player-on-linux-2-6-39-...

It's called vmware2.6.39patchv3.tar and is in the first post in the thread.

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djpalindrome
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This article is geared entirely to linux Hosts.

What if we are virtualizing linux as the Guest OS, which is what most people will be doing with a non long-term-supported kernel in the first place?

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nikka1
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The above mentioned path does NOT apply to the 3.0.0 kernel and vmware workstation 8.0.0

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aaroncampbell
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