VMware Server v1.04 On Fedora 8 With Kernel 2.6.24

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Author: Oliver Meyer <o [dot] meyer [at] projektfarm [dot] de>
Last edited 03/07/2008

This document describes how to set up VMware Server v1.04 on Fedora 8 with the brand-new kernel 2.6.24 (

This howto is a practical guide without any warranty - it doesn't cover the theoretical backgrounds. There are many ways to set up such a system - this is the way I chose.


1 VMware Server Is Not Installed Yet

Download and install the VMware Server as described here at step 14.3.16, but DON'T apply the any-any patch. Afterwards proceed with step 2.


2 VMware Server Is Already Installed

Download this patch. After that open a terminal, become root and switch to the folder where you downloaded the patch. Unpack the patch and copy the included .tar-files to the VMware module-sources directory.

tar xvfj vmware.tar.bz2
cd vmware/
cp vm* /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/

Now type in:


Answer all the questions with "yes" and accept the license agreement (if you agree with it). After that you'll be asked a few questions about install paths etc. - simply hit enter for every question. As a last resort you have to insert your serial number. Afterwards the VMware Server is available in the gnome applications menu.


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Special thanks to the member rhsoftware from fedoraforum.de who published the new patch.

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From: at: 2008-04-09 09:01:32

Any idea if this patch will also work with VMWare Server 1.0.5, or is it no longer required? I'm reluctant to upgrade if it's going to cause issues...

From: at: 2008-04-10 10:23:26

Yes, it works also with 1.05.

From: at: 2008-04-17 00:38:58

What is fixed in this patch?