[SOLVED] Virtualization on LMDE Stable

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[SOLVED] Virtualization on LMDE Stable

Postby LifeInTheGrey on Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:24 pm

Has anyone been able to get VMware Player installed on LMDE? I'm having severe difficulties based on the various tutorials found online, as none of them seem to install the correct modules correctly enough to support it. In addition, the new 2.6.39 kernel for Debian isn't even supported by VBox, so unless I regress my kernel, I pretty much have no way to virtualize.

Anyone have any ideas?
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Re: Virtualization on LMDE

Postby craigevil on Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:46 pm

virtualbox-ose works just fine in sid with the 2.6.39-2 kernel

apt-cache policy virtualbox-ose
virtualbox-ose:
Installed: 4.0.8-dfsg-2
Candidate: 4.0.8-dfsg-2
Version table:
*** 4.0.8-dfsg-2 0
500 http://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ unstable/main i386 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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Re: Virtualization on LMDE

Postby LifeInTheGrey on Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:06 am

Yeah, must have been my surrounding setup; I set up LMDE Stable but with the .39 kernel. However, I experimented with some things and came up with a way to get VMware running!

So VMware works fine on the .32-5 kernel, it needs to compile extra modules but that works fine. However, on the .38-2 bpo squeeze-backport kernel, it gets hung up on Virtual Network Device compiling. I found a fix for that, involves editing a little code, but nothing too crazy:

http://communities.vmware.com/message/1735857

I made those edits, and voila, VMware properly compiles and runs on the .38-2 bpo kernel. Figured I'd share for all my fellow LMDE Stable users out there, and I'll mark this dude as closed (VBox and VMware both work under specific conditions).
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