Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fedora 17 and VMWare Workstation 9...

I just upgraded VMWare Workstation to version 9. Everything went fine except I couldn't start virtual machines. :) Each start crashed the machine with some nasty kernel error. :) A quick googling reviled this link. Basically, you have to download patch, unpack it and run installation script from within.

The only problem I had was that script, somehow, thought that it was already applied:
# ./patch-modules_3.5.0.sh
/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/.patched found. You have already patched your sources. Exiting
What happened actually is that previous patches I applied left this file and because of some error (I didn't investigate details) the script was confused. So, I simply removed offending file (/usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/.patched) and restarted script.

1 comment:

Repentance said...

Thanks. you helped me.

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