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Vmware in Fedora

asked 2013-11-30 20:43:54 -0500

hlavoe gravatar image

updated 2014-06-10 22:37:35 -0500

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Sorry I am going to change to Fedora, actually I use a lot Vmware, and I would like to know if there's no gonna be problems if I use Vmware in Fedora, if it's going to work at 100 %

Thanks for your answer !

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answered 2013-12-01 06:31:24 -0500

Marc lml gravatar image

I am using VMware Workstation on Fedora for a quite a while now. In general it works without any problems. The only drawback I could find is that the modules need to be rebuild at every kernel update. I have automated this with a logon script. However, with some new kernels the build process broke. This could be resolved by installing a newer version of VMware Workstation.

In a previous question I wrote an answer on how to install VMware Workstation 10.

Run everything as root.

Install prerequisites.

yum install kernel-devel kernel-headers gcc
cp /usr/src/kernels/`uname -r`/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include/linux/

Install VMware Workstation 10 (version may differ). This is a GUI installation.


Rebuild the modules for VMware Workstation 10. If this fails, then I suggest downloading a newer version.

vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

After every kernel update the following commands can be used again.

cp /usr/src/kernels/`uname -r`/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include/linux/
vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

You can uninstall VMware Workstation 10 with the following command.

/usr/lib/vmware-installer/2.1.0/vmware-installer -u vmware-workstation
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answered 2013-12-01 12:56:01 -0500

hlavoe gravatar image

Thank you very much. I really appreciate you have taken your time to answer me. That's all I needed to know, I will install Fedora Thanks again

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answered 2013-12-03 02:17:10 -0500

mrunge gravatar image

I made the experience, the included virtualization solution works quite well, and I didn't had the requirement to run VMWare for a looong time now. You might try to set up new VMs in virt-manager or even gnome-boxes.

Also, there is the package virt-v2v to convert virtual machines using a different storage container to run directly on KVM. Then you won't have to hazzle with kernel updates or manually updating/upgrading vmware software.

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