Error on Upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04: Unable To Build Kernel Module

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Hi Experts,

My Ubuntu was upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal). Before upgrading my Ubuntu I did not face any problem with VMware Workstation 7.1.3. Now it is giving an error message indicating

Unable To Build Kernel Module see log file /tmp/vmware-root/setup-7357.log for details.

A screenshot of the error message is given below. If you have any idea regarding this error message please help me.

Help me to solve the problem.

Thanks in advance.

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Error on Upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04: Unable To Build Kernel Module

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Well you just need to copy the following patch in Ubuntu terminal

 

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Error on Upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04: Unable To Build Kernel Module

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Follow the steps below and see if it will work for you:

1. Download VMware Workstation 7.1.4 from VMWare official site.

2. Install VMware Workstation 7.1.4. Execute the command below as a root or through Sudo:

# ./VMware-Workstation-Full-7.1.4-385536.x86_64.bundle (if you will run as a root)

# sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-7.1.4-385536.x86_64.bundle (if you will not run as a root. You will need a root password)

3. When you execute the installtion, the installer will take out the VMware Workstation to 7.1.4 and VMware Workstation will start normally on Ubuntu 11.04. You might receive the following error when you attempt to run on your VMs.

"Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory.

Please make sure that the kernel module 'vmmon' is loaded.

This will occur when the VMware services have not been started yet. To fix it, run the command below:

$ su –             (type your root password and then press enter)

#service vmware start

After the above steps, you can now start your VMware Workstation again.

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