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vmtool install problem!

a vm installed openfiler , now i want to install vmtool for this vm,but error appears!

"the following vmware kernel modules have been found on your

system thatw were not installed by the vmware installer please

remove them then run this installer again.






is there anyone meet the same problem?

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This happens anytime VMware tools is installed on a system that has a kernel not recognized by VMware-Tools, specifically if the vmware-config-tools.pl was used to compile the vmware tools.

I have the same issue on F11-x86_64, I just remove the modules and rebuild the drivers.... You may want to instead of removing, move them to a safe place, just in case the rebuild fails for some reason (i.e. gcc not installed).

Common issue.

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I ran into the same issue running Openfiler 2.3 (x86_64) inside a virtual machine on ESX 4.0 Update 1. This forum discusses the issue:

https://forums.openfiler.com/viewtopic.php?pid=4628 (note: this is for 2.2 and I did not have to do the kernel sync steps with 2.3)

Here are the steps I took to resolve the problem.

-Start with clean install

-Update System

do: conary updateall (will also update kernel)

do: conary update gcc (compiler needed for VMware tools)

-Remove Modules

do: rm /lib/modules/

do: rm /lib/modules/

do: rm /lib/modules/

do: rm /lib/modules/

do: rm /lib/modules/

-Install VMware tools (tar.gz method)

do: /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/vmware-install.pl (assumes you unzipped to /tmp directory)

do: say \[yes\] when it asks you to compile the missing modules

Reboot and you should be good to go.

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