after solving my problem with corrupted virtual disks the next problem appeart. I did a fresh installation of vmware 2rc1 on a new host and did a /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl. Except one warning the process succeded and vmware is running well but after a reboot the startup of vmware failed with the notice that vmware is not configured and I had to rerun "/usr/bin/vmware-config.pl" before I can use my virtual machines.
baal:~ # cat /etc/SuSE-release
openSUSE 11.0 (X86-64)
VERSION = 11.0
The mentioned warning during configure process is the following warning:
Your kernel was built with "gcc" version "4.3.1", while you are trying to use
"/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.3". This configuration is not recommended and VMware
Server may crash if you'll continue. Please try to use exactly same compiler as
one used for building your kernel. Do you want to go with compiler
I think this should not be the problem, because "gcc -v" gave me this:
baal:~ # gcc -v
Using built-in specs.
Configured with: ../configure --prefix=/usr --with-local-prefix=/usr/local --infodir=/usr/share/info --mandir=/usr/share/man --libdir=/usr/lib64 --libexecdir=/usr/lib64 --enable-languages=c,c+,objc,fortran,obj-c,java,ada --enable-checking=release --with-gxx-include-dir=/usr/include/c+/4.3 --enable-ssp --disable-libssp --with-bugurl=http://bugs.opensuse.org/ --with-pkgversion='SUSE Linux' --disable-libgcj --with-slibdir=/lib64 --with-system-zlib --enable-__cxa_atexit --enable-libstdcxx-allocator=new --disable-libstdcxx-pch --program-suffix=-4.3 --enable-version-specific-runtime-libs --enable-linux-futex --without-system-libunwind --with-cpu=generic --build=x86_64-suse-linux
Thread model: posix
vmware-config.pl uses "gcc -dumpversion" and this gives "4.3" .
So I ignored this warning and configuration succeded:
Starting VMware services:
Virtual machine monitor done
Virtual machine communication interface done
VM communication interface socket family: done
Virtual ethernet done
Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0 done
Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 (background) done
DHCP server on /dev/vmnet1 done
Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 (background) done
DHCP server on /dev/vmnet8 done
NAT service on /dev/vmnet8 done
VMware Server Authentication Daemon (background) done
Starting VMware management services:
VMware Server Host Agent (background) done
VMware Virtual Infrastructure Web Access
Starting VMware autostart virtual machines:
Virtual machines done
The configuration of VMware Server 2.0.0 build-101586 for Linux for this
running kernel completed successfully.
But after a reboot I recognized no vm was started and under /etc/vmware I found the file "not_configured".
What is going wrong? I can't find the problem.