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    Default Vmware 8 Workstation on opensuse 12.1

    Hi,

    I upgraded from opensuse 11.4 to 12.1 yesterday...and Vmware 8 failed to install....
    i guess it has something to do with the kernel...any ideas ?

    tnx,
    M.

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    Default Re: Vmware 8 Workstation on opensuse 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by mvk00 View Post
    Hi,

    I upgraded from opensuse 11.4 to 12.1 yesterday...and Vmware 8 failed to install....
    i guess it has something to do with the kernel...any ideas ?

    tnx,
    M.
    I can't help you, but I have similar issues that might be related. I run 12.1 in VMware Fusion 4.0.2 on Mac OS X Lion.

    During the late milestone period, I could actually mount the Mac filesystem from within the virtual machine. But with RC1, that possibility disappeared. I was using vmware fusion 3.1.3 at that time. I therefore upgraded to version 4. No luck, but I got in contact with VMware support. The direct reason was that I wanted to install vmware tools, but suddenly, from RC1 onwards, the virtual CD would not (and will not) mount.

    The support guy contacted "the engineers" and they said that 11.4 and 12.1 are not supported platforms.

    However, openSUSE include vmware packages of their own. With 11.4, I couldn't access the Mac file system either, but then, a few months after the launch, it suddenly started to work. I assume this was after an upgrade of openSUSE.

    I have googled around and searched the opensuse web site, but I have yet to find any documentation regarding the opensuse vmware packages. It probably exists, but I am not enough of a guru to find the documentation. Maybe one shouldn't even try to install the VMware provided vmware tools packages, and just stick with those that opensuse provides. How knows?

    I googled for "opensuse 12.1 vmware" and this post was the second item I found, not any official documentation.

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    Default Re: Vmware 8 Workstation on opensuse 12.1

    You need to patch your sources and recompile. There are some scripts floating around that will do it automatically, however, it seems to run poorly once you are done.

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    Default Re: Vmware 8 Workstation on opensuse 12.1

    Hallo, used the following "Patch for 3.1 Kernels" after Installation and now it works without any Problems.

    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...#3.1rc_kernels

    Greetings

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    Default Re: Vmware 8 Workstation on opensuse 12.1

    On 2011-11-17 20:06, Purpendicular wrote:
    > The support guy contacted "the engineers" and they said that 11.4 and
    > 12.1 are not supported platforms.


    Which are the supported platforms? 11.3? O SLES/SLED?

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    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: Vmware 8 Workstation on opensuse 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Aureal View Post
    Hallo, used the following "Patch for 3.1 Kernels" after Installation and now it works without any Problems.

    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...#3.1rc_kernels

    Greetings
    Thanks - found this link easily and got vmware 8 running in 5 minutes - great -

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    Default Re: Vmware 8 Workstation on opensuse 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2011-11-17 20:06, Purpendicular wrote:
    > The support guy contacted "the engineers" and they said that 11.4 and
    > 12.1 are not supported platforms.


    Which are the supported platforms? 11.3? O SLES/SLED?

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)
    I eventually found this page:
    VMware Guest Operating System Installation Guide

    openSUSE 10.x is the latest. enterprise 11. RedHat 6, Ubuntu 11.10 seems to be the most up to date. No Fedora so openSUSE is not discriminated against...

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    Default Re: Vmware 8 Workstation on opensuse 12.1

    tnx, this worked flawlessly

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    Default Re: Vmware 8 Workstation on opensuse 12.1

    VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.1-528992.x86_64.bundle installs without any issues on opensuse 12.1 x86_64
    Desktop Asus X-99 Viper. uefi & secure Boot, Win10, Leap 15.1; Laptop: ASUS GL752VW Optimus, uefi+Secure Boot, Win10, Leap 15.1 & T-weed and IMac

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    Default Re: Vmware 8 Workstation on opensuse 12.1

    On 2011-11-18 08:26, Purpendicular wrote:
    > openSUSE 10.x is the latest. enterprise 11. RedHat 6, Ubuntu 11.10
    > seems to be the most up to date. No Fedora so openSUSE is not
    > discriminated against...


    Shame on them.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)

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