Saturday, January 10, 2009

Installing VMWare Server 2.0 on Ubuntu "Hardy Heron" woes

You may get a complaint to the effect of:

Your kernel was built with "gcc" version "4.2.3", while you are trying to use "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.2.4".

But no worries, if you continue and force [yes] it should install fine and work normally.

However, my vmware refused to start with:

vmware is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured for this system. To (re-)configure it, invoke the following command: /usr/bin/

In order to get around the problem I attacked it randomly by:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install build-essentials
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`

And re-ran:


Say [yes] to compiling with the incorrect version and hopefully your's will then work as mine did...

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