Thursday, July 17, 2008

How to install VMWare in 2.6.26 linux kernel

As provided in the "Files" section(located here), I have uploaded the NEW vmware-any-any-update117c.tar.gz to compile against Linux Kernel 2.6.26. But first you must edit the .config for your kernel, and change the CONFIG_UNUSED_SYMBOLS to "y", and recompile it, so that there exists a symbol "init_mm" in the vmlinux binary file (objdump -t can see).

Once you recompile the kernel and get your machine up and running, you will want to extract the vmware-any-any-update117c.tar.gz. Once extracted, open the folder to the directory where you see a file called '' and open a Command Line/Terminal in that folder. Now that you have the terminal open, type su, or sudo su, and then enter your computers root password. Next, in the vmware-any-any-update117c directory, type ./ and follow through with the any-any-update script. Once finished, you'll have VMWare configured and working with the 2.6.26 Kernel!

Hope this helps everyone get VMWare working with the Linux Kernel 2.6.26!

I tested this on openSUSE Linux 10.3 (32bit), Kernel 2.6.26, with VMWare Workstation 6.0.4-93057 (newest version at time of writing this article).

You can download the vmware-any-any-update117c.tar.gz package here:

Files Section:

and you'll see the file called 'vmware-any-any-update117c.tar.gz' that I created and uploaded today (Thursday, July 17th 2008).

That's the one you want to download!

VMWare-Any-Any-Update117c.tar.gz - Direct Download Link:

Best Regards,

James (a.k.a. jtrag)