1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 22, 2008 6:25 AM by joe.doupnik

    Can't install on 2.6.27 kernel

    sconn Lurker


      Just upgraded to ubuntu intrepid and 2.6.27-3 kernel. Install of RC1 fails with following message.






      Building the vmmon module.


      Using 2.6.x kernel build system.

      make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only'

      make -C /lib/modules/2.6.27-3-generic/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules

      make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.27-3-generic'

        CC   /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o

      In file included from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/./include/x86.h:38,

                       from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:29,

                       from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:101:

      /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/./include/x86paging.h:76:1: warning: "PTE_PFN_MASK" redefined

      In file included from include/asm/pda.h:8,

                       from include/asm/current.h:19,

                       from include/asm/processor.h:15,

                       from include/linux/prefetch.h:14,

                       from include/linux/list.h:6,

                       from include/linux/module.h:9,

                       from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/./include/compat_module.h:27,

                       from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:26:

      include/asm/page.h:22:1: warning: this is the location of the previous definition

      In file included from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/vmhost.h:27,

                       from /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:121:

      /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/./include/compat_semaphore.h:23:27: error: asm/semaphore.h: No such file or directory

      make[2]: *** /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o Error 1

      make[1]: *** Error 2

      make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.27-3-generic'

      make: *** http://vmmon.ko Error 2

      make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only'

      Unable to build the vmmon module.









      what gives?









        • 1. Re: Can't install on 2.6.27 kernel
          joe.doupnik Lurker


          Welcome to the club on this issue. If you read some of the recent messages there has been extensive discussion of the



          problem, and some very detailed solution recommendations. Alas, testing SLES 11 beta (kernel 2.6.27) with WS 2.6.0



          and the patches has not been successful at my place. I think we are rather stuck until VMware issues an updated









          Btw, if you try using such a kernel as a guest within Workstation 6.0.5 and add VMware tools, then the network will vanish



          and the system is most unhappy. We hope that WS 6.5.0 will quickly overcome the problem with the most recent Linux



          kernel changes.



          Joe D.