Re: VMWare install - vmmon.ko will not build on FC5

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On Tue, 2006-07-18 at 12:35 +0200, Irvine Short wrote:
> Hey All
> I was just playing with the new VMWare server but could not build
> vmmon.ko:
>   LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only/vmmon.ko
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.17-1.2157_FC5-i586'
> cp -f vmmon.ko ./../vmmon.o
> make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon-only'
> Unable to make a vmmon module that can be loaded in the running kernel:
> insmod: error inserting '/tmp/vmware-config1/vmmon.o': -1 Invalid module
> format
> There is probably a slight difference in the kernel configuration
> between the
> set of C header files you specified and your running kernel.  You may
> want to
> rebuild a kernel based on that directory, or specify another directory.
> For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems,
> please
> visit our Web site at
> ""; and
> "";.
> Execution aborted.
> However, checking the running kernel and installed sources I get:
> [[email protected] ~]# uname -r
> 2.6.17-1.2157_FC5
> [[email protected] ~]# rpm -qa | grep kernel
> kernel-devel-2.6.17-1.2157_FC5
> kernel-2.6.16-1.2096_FC5
> kernel-2.6.17-1.2157_FC5
> kernel-doc-2.6.17-1.2157_FC5
> Has anyone else run into a similar problem?

	Sounds like an old version of VMware.  You either need to grab the
latest patch or upgrade to the latest version of VMware.  I've got both
Workstation and Server running on 2157 without a problem but I'm
primarily running Server 1.0.0 which was only just released (free
download, free to use).

> Cheers,

> --Irvine


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