Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ubuntu Lucid & VmWare 6.5.4

Having jumped through the hoops several times before, I still can't believe that VmWare haven't patched their installer for VmWare Workstation.

I'm no expert but surely it can't be that difficult ?

Anyway, in the vain hope that it will save someone else some time, here's how I did it - there's more than one method but I found this the easiest :

Read the following :

Get the two required patch files from here or direct from the following links

Then do the following.

Run this in one terminal :

while true; do sudo killall -9 vmware-modconfig-console; sleep 1; done

Then run the installer in another - this gets the files installed.

Next put the two patch files you got above into /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source

Run the patch file from that folder which will modify the modules and then compile them.

Sorting out the mouse :

In /etc/vmware/bootstrap use either




This thread has a bit more follow up :

The longest hardest part was finding out the above which took me hours. Actually doing it took minutes.

Good luck !


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