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    Default Installing VMWARE Workstation and Player on opensuse 13.1 host

    I tried to get every suggestion on the web i could find to get vmware workstation and player on a opensuse 13.1 host working. The only way I could get either product to install was on a fresh install of opensuse 13.1....Also several patterns were needed at first install. Since I just spent two days on this I thought I'd pass it along. First when installing make sure you uncheck propose seperate home partition...just because.. In some instances this just makes you run out of disk space when installing well...anything. Also I usually select KDE Desktop. When the list of installed components comes up which for a first time user finding it is hard...click the software section on the list...I "think" the most important things are at the bottom..."Base Development, C/C++ Development, Linux Kernel Development" I also tend to install HTTP/LAmP, File Server, and News/Mail...but I don't think they are the big ones or even necessary. Download the 10.0.2 Workstation .bundle.... Make it executable and permissible by chmod, or using Dolphin in superuser mode from KDE..Apllications->System->File Manager->File Manager Superuser...or Nautilus with root permissions in Gnome Desktop. Open a terminal window and su in as root or sudo ./<filename.bundle> the file in terminal. It will complain about not having some canberra package when it runs, but that is OK. Make sure when installing it you install it as the user you created as your root user in your initial setup...dont user default "root" user when prompted..it will not show up the icons you need when installed.. Also it asks for a folder, put it somewhere in your home folder is my suggestion so it will have your file permissions when run. Otherwise just click through the workstation wizard and it will work. I tried these other things on this post and got nowhere. Do all this before updating the system as well. I found that ONLY A FRESH INSTALL WAS THIS AT ALL POSSIBLE..OTHERWISE VERY HARD TO FIX KERNEL HEADERS **** WOULD COME UP EVERY TIME AFTER INSTALL AND I DIDN'T HAVE THE TIME TO FIX IT PROPERLY. ****NOTHING I DID AFTER THE INSTALL BY ADDING PACKAGES, ETC FROM ANY POST I FOUND WOULD EVER WORK.***

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    Default Re: Installing VMWARE Workstation and Player on opensuse 13.1 host

    On 2014-05-20 13:46, komputertraining wrote:
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    > I tried to get every suggestion on the web i could find to get vmware
    > workstation and player on a opensuse 13.1 host working.


    Instead of asking here?

    > The only way I
    > could get either product to install was on a fresh install of opensuse
    > 13.1....


    I have vmware player running for years. No problem at all to install it
    any time.

    > First when
    > installing make sure you uncheck propose seperate home partition...


    Don't do that.

    Sigh.

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    Default Re: Installing VMWARE Workstation and Player on opensuse 13.1 host

    I used VMware Player for a long time. But the only thing I had to do before installation of VMware was to add packages
    kernel-headers
    gcc
    make.

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    Default Re: Installing VMWARE Workstation and Player on opensuse 13.1 host

    Like I said before I followed many of the postings. Yes, it was true before that you "could" install Vmware by adding the dependencies. However for the previous poster, kernel-headers is not available as a package for 13.1 under yast. It is provided by another package, and it seems only the autoconfig at original installation provides the proper path. I only spent a couple hours on trying to fix the header issue after adding all the dependencies like headers, gcc, make, automake, autoconf, dkms, packman repo, etc. It will only take the time it takes to install the OS versus hours or days of hitting your head against the wall. I teied the suggestions on multiple boxes multiple times. There is something wrong with the previous way of doing it.
    To the previous poster before that...really don't uncheck seperate home partition. Why not? Otherwise on say a 40 GB disk you get 10Gb root, 2Gb Swap, 28Gb Home. Not everything installs to /home When your OS takes up so much of / <root> and you have a tiny bit of that space left and a 10Gb program that does not install to /home the flexibility of partitioning the drive with no boundry or limit on portions of it becomes apparent.

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    Default Re: Installing VMWARE Workstation and Player on opensuse 13.1 host

    On 2014-05-21 14:36, komputertraining wrote:
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    > Like I said before I followed many of the postings. Yes, it was true
    > before that you "could" install Vmware by adding the dependencies.
    > However for the previous poster, kernel-headers is not available as a
    > package for 13.1 under yast. It is provided by another package, and it
    > seems only the autoconfig at original installation provides the proper
    > path. I only spent a couple hours on trying to fix the header issue
    > after adding all the dependencies like headers, gcc, make, automake,
    > autoconf, dkms, packman repo, etc. It will only take the time it takes
    > to install the OS versus hours or days of hitting your head against the
    > wall. I teied the suggestions on multiple boxes multiple times. There
    > is something wrong with the previous way of doing it.


    You simply had to ask us, or follow the guides published at the openSUSE
    site. I do not see your post asking for help here.

    You typically need kernel-flavour-devel, kernel-syms, linux-glibc-devel.
    Sometimes, kernel-source. And you typically have problems with the
    headers and other things with old releases of vmware, because in Linux
    things change fast. With player you just download the next one, with
    workstation you are stuck if they want you to pay again.

    > To the previous poster before that...really don't uncheck seperate home
    > partition. Why not? Otherwise on say a 40 GB disk you get 10Gb root,
    > 2Gb Swap, 28Gb Home. Not everything installs to /home When your OS
    > takes up so much of / <root> and you have a tiny bit of that space left
    > and a 10Gb program that does not install to /home the flexibility of
    > partitioning the drive with no boundry or limit on portions of it
    > becomes apparent.


    openSUSE installs home on a separate partitions for good reasons. The
    main one, that you can install the next openSUSE release without
    touching it, thus automatically keeping all your personal files and
    configs intact.

    On the other hand, installing vmware on a 40 GB hard disk is daft, IMO,
    as each virtual system you use on it can take anything from 10 GB and
    up. Nowdays the minimal sensible thing is a 500 GB hard disk for any
    computer. I have hundreds of gigabytes dedicated on its own partition to
    vmware alone.


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    Default Re: Installing VMWARE Workstation and Player on opensuse 13.1 host

    On Wed, 21 May 2014 12:36:01 +0000, komputertraining wrote:

    > To the previous poster before that...really don't uncheck seperate home
    > partition. Why not? Otherwise on say a 40 GB disk you get 10Gb root,
    > 2Gb Swap, 28Gb Home. Not everything installs to /home When your OS
    > takes up so much of / <root> and you have a tiny bit of that space left
    > and a 10Gb program that does not install to /home the flexibility of
    > partitioning the drive with no boundry or limit on portions of it
    > becomes apparent.


    Among the other reasons given, if you fill your home up with data, you'll
    bring the system down if root isn't separate - a full root partition is
    something that can be difficult to clean up.

    There are lots of reasons to create a separate home partition, and many
    of those reasons are why the default is to create a separate partition.
    If you have a relatively small drive and the system is a limited-use
    system, then perhaps leaving it as one partition is a good idea, but for
    a modern desktop or server system, the separate partitions are in fact
    the better option.

    Jim
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    Default Re: Installing VMWARE Workstation and Player on opensuse 13.1 host

    Quote Originally Posted by komputertraining View Post
    However for the previous poster, kernel-headers is not available as a package for 13.1 under yast. It is provided by another package, ....
    Sorry.
    It is kernel-devel package.
    Fedora uses kernel-headers.

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