Windows 10: VMWare (15/16) fails to install on Linux Hosts with kernels 5.9.X

Discus and support VMWare (15/16) fails to install on Linux Hosts with kernels 5.9.X in Windows 10 Virtualization to solve the problem; Hi folks Those of you with Linux Hosts who use VMWare WKS / Player should note that on a load of distros - e.g Fedora Rawhide with kernels 5.9.X -... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Virtualization' started by jimbo45, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. jimbo45 Win User

    VMWare (15/16) fails to install on Linux Hosts with kernels 5.9.X


    Hi folks
    Those of you with Linux Hosts who use VMWare WKS / Player should note that on a load of distros - e.g Fedora Rawhide with kernels 5.9.X - install fails - primarily due to missing / incompatible header files.

    KVM /QEMU - though no problem -- "just keeps on Truckin'".

    Cheers
    jimbo

    :)
     
    jimbo45, Sep 18, 2020
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  2. jimbo45 Win User

    VMWare on Linux Host with 5.x kernels

    Hi folks
    If you are using a Linux Host with 5,x kernels e.g Fedora 30 etc

    You need to apply a patch to get VMWare to work properly

    From your Linux Host run :

    wget https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-h...-15.1.0.tar.gz
    tar -xzf workstation-15.1.0.tar.gz
    cd vmware-host-modules-workstation-15.1.0
    make
    make install

    Now re-boot not even needed --just start VMWARE again and it should all work fine (you of course need to have kernel headers with the ability to compile and make (standard dev tools).

    Here's image with kernel 5.2.5-200


    VMWare (15/16) fails to install on Linux Hosts with kernels 5.9.X [​IMG]


    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Sep 18, 2020
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  3. jimbo45 Win User
    VMWare (15/16) fails to install on Linux Hosts with kernels 5.9.X

    Hi folks
    Those of you with Linux Hosts who use VMWare WKS / Player should note that on a load of distros - e.g Fedora Rawhide with kernels 5.9.X - install fails - primarily due to missing / incompatible header files.

    KVM /QEMU - though no problem -- "just keeps on Truckin'".

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Sep 18, 2020
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  4. jimbo45 Win User

    VMWare (15/16) fails to install on Linux Hosts with kernels 5.9.X

    Linux Mint 19.X not installable on Winows Host with VMWare

    Hi folks

    seem to be having a bit of trouble with VMWare currently with these VM's

    1) Skip ahead - latest Windows build won't run in Bridged Network Mode whether on Linux or Windows Host. Previous Windows builds --OK.

    2) On Linux HOSTS Kernels 5.X need a patch and then VMWare tools doesn't install.

    3) Linux Mint 19.X won't install on anything I've got (Real or VM-- won't even boot properly from install device).

    4) Various VM's give "Display driver" errors when run on kernel 5.x with Linux HOST.

    I'm sure I never had as much problems in the past when testing new releases etc -- I'm sure people are trying to "cut costs" and skip a decent testing phase before releasing stuff.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Sep 18, 2020
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