VMware workstation error with kernel module build

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Hi friends, when I try to install and launch VMware workstation, I ended up with an error. When I am in the setup procedure got an error message to see the log file then it stopped running. Any issue with the log file or missing any log file? I am in the middle of all my work, how do I solve this error? Your help would be great. Thanks.

Unable to build kernel module.

see log file /tmp/vmware-root/setup-24056.log for details.

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VMware workstation error with kernel module build


VMware is a great software for virtualization. According to the error, it sounds like VMware is unable to compile “vmmon” module. So this error is happening.

There is a script patch for patching VMware sources. The script is as below:

# cd /tmp

# wget http://www.sputnick-area.net/scripts/vmware7.1.1-patch-kernel-2.6.35.bash

# sudo chmod +x vmware7.1.1-patch-kernel-2.6.35.bash

# sudo ./vmware7.1.1-patch-kernel-2.6.35.bash

Now, you can install the modules without any error. Your module can be installed either by launching VMware and letting it initialize modules automatically or using command line. Here is the command:

# vmware-modconfig –console –install-all

Now your VMware will run smoothly.

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