VMware Server install problem - Pls Help!

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by joelee, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. joelee

    joelee New Member

    Hi all, I am doing a VMware server install as per how-to:
    http://how2forge.org/debian_sarge_vmware_server_howto

    Running into this error:
    Unable to build the vmnet module.

    Here's the locations where error took place:
    Code:
    In which directory do you want to install the application's icon?
    [/usr/share/pixmaps]
    
    Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.
    
    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]
    
    Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.
    
    What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
    kernel? [/lib/modules/2.6.19.2-default1/build/include]
    
    Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.
    
    Building the vmmon module.
    
    Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
    make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only'
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.19.2-default1/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.19.2'
      CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
      CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.o
      CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/common/cpuid.o
      CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/common/hash.o
      CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/common/memtrack.o
      CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/common/phystrack.o
      CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/common/task.o
      CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/common/vmx86.o
      CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/vmcore/moduleloop.o
      LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/vmmon.o
      Building modules, stage 2.
      MODPOST 1 modules
      CC      /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/vmmon.mod.o
      LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/vmmon.ko
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.19.2'
    cp -f vmmon.ko ./../vmmon.o
    make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only'
    The module loads perfectly in the running kernel.
    
    You have already setup networking.
    
    Would you like to skip networking setup and keep your old settings as they are?
    (yes/no) [yes]
    
    Extracting the sources of the vmnet module.
    
    Building the vmnet module.
    
    Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
    make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config2/vmnet-only'
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.19.2-default1/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.19.2'
      CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmnet-only/driver.o
      CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmnet-only/hub.o
      CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmnet-only/userif.o
    /tmp/vmware-config2/vmnet-only/userif.c: In function `VNetCopyDatagramToUser':
    /tmp/vmware-config2/vmnet-only/userif.c:629: error: `CHECKSUM_HW' undeclared (first use in this function)
    /tmp/vmware-config2/vmnet-only/userif.c:629: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
    /tmp/vmware-config2/vmnet-only/userif.c:629: error: for each function it appears in.)
    [B] make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config2/vmnet-only/userif.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config2/vmnet-only] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.19.2'
    make: *** [vmnet.ko] Error 2
    make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config2/vmnet-only'
    Unable to build the vmnet module.[/B]
    
    For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please
    visit our Web site at "http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/modules.html" and
    "http://www.vmware.com/support/reference/linux/prebuilt_modules_linux.html".
    
    Execution aborted.
    
    host:/tmp/vmware-server-distrib#
    I googled about this error and read about using VMware any-any-patch - Not sure about this???

    Here's the link for reference:
    http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=22261&messageID=272360

    - also another search mentions about creating a "config.h" in:
    /usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2849.fc6/include/linux

    Here's the link for reference:
    http://www.vmware.com/community/message.jspa?messageID=534279

    Would appreciate any comments/suggestions to help resolve this problem!

    Note: I am installing VMware Server on a Debian system which was upgraded from 2.6.8-2 to 2.6.19-2...

    Joe
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Both links seem to describe different errors, so I'm not sure if they will help you... :confused:
     
  3. bkeshet

    bkeshet New Member

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