LMDE x64 and VMware 7?

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LMDE x64 and VMware 7?

Postby mgutz » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:28 am

I tried LMDE in VMware and loving it. I want to take the plunge and install LMDE 64-bit on my workstation. Before I do that, is anybody successfully running VMware 7 workstation on LMDE? I have too many VMware images for software development and testing, so VirtualBox is not an option.

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Re: LMDE x64 and VMware 7?

Postby dr.house » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:52 am

Isn't VMware Workstation 7 meant to be installed on M$ Windoze 7 ...?

Be that as it may, the following commands issued to a super-user terminal forced my copy of WS 6.5.5 into cooperation with LMDE x64:

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# get the latest kernel and/or sources
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
# patch the code published by VMware
tar xvf /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar -C /tmp
tar xvf /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmci.tar -C /tmp
cd /tmp
perl -pi -e 's,("vnetInt.h"),\1\n#include "compat_sched.h",' vmnet-only/vnetUserListener.c
perl -pi -e 's,("compat_page.h"),\1\n#include "compat_sched.h",' vmci-only/include/pgtbl.h
tar cvf /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar vmnet-only
tar cvf /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmci.tar vmci-only

Reference: http://communities.vmware.com/thread/294019

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Re: LMDE x64 and VMware 7?

Postby Roken » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:40 pm

You can import vmware images into virtualbox quite easily.

http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2009/03/22/ ... image-vdi/
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Re: LMDE x64 and VMware 7?

Postby deleted » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:04 pm

I use XP, Win7, Ubuntu, Mint (and other Linux distros) everyday in VMPlayer.

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Re: LMDE x64 and VMware 7?

Postby ccroom » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:00 pm

I am using VMWare Workstation 7 on LMDE with absolutely no problems whatsoever. Go for it. I have a Windows VM to use Quicken and it is nice to experiment with other OS as well.

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