How To Install VMware Server 2 On Debian Lenny

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by qriz, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. qriz

    qriz New Member

    I followed this howto

    I signed up for free, got a license and downloaded the tar.gz and proceeded to
    but there was a problem:
    None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Server is suitable for your
    running kernel.  Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for
    your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]
    So I hit enter for yes ... next thing is ...
    Your kernel was built with "gcc" version "4.1.3", while you are trying to use
    "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.3.2". 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
    "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.3.2" anyway? [no]
    and again enter ...
    For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please
    visit our Web site at "" and
    Execution aborted.
    I checked out both links the first didn't help the second didn't work ...
    So help is appreciated ;-)

    P.S. I created the mentioned symlink
    ln -sf /usr/bin/gcc-4.1 /usr/bin/gcc

    Making sure services for VMware Server are stopped.
    Stopping VMware autostart virtual machines:
       Virtual machines                                                   failed
    Stopping VMware management services:
       VMware Virtual Infrastructure Web Access
       VMware Server Host Agent                                           failed
    Stopping VMware services:
       VMware Authentication Daemon                                        done
       Virtual machine monitor                                             done
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2010
  2. qriz

    qriz New Member

    OK I Got It

    I had to reinstall and where it ask for gcc manually specify /usr/bin/gcc-4.1

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