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WMware VMplayer 2.5.2
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robermann79

Joined: 17 Sep 2008
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PostPosted: Sat 14 Mar 2009, 15:43    Post_subject:  

mmm I've tried to download and install VMware-Player-2.5.1-126130.i386.bundle. The /dev/vmmon device still is not created automatically by vmmon module.

Finally I resolved all this stuff with the help of http://bugs.gentoo.org/147524:

Code:

mknod  /dev/vmmon c 10 165


Now I'm able to run virtual machines.

In conclusion, maybe it would suffice to load at boot vmware_vmplayer-2.5.0_k2.6.21.7.sfs and manually create the device - at least on my Puppy 4.0! Just wondering why on 4.1.2 retro (so the same kernel as 4.0) people is not supposed to create it... Any idea?
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robermann79

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Mar 2009, 17:01    Post_subject:  

robermann79 wrote:
mmm I've tried to download and install VMware-Player-2.5.1-126130.i386.bundle.


Just some notes about that; in order to run it I downloaded
- kernel sources from http://puppylinux.asia/sources/BarryKauler/kernel-2.6.21.7-dingo/
- devx_400.sfs

The sources where manually linked into /usr/src/linux and /lib/module/2.6.21.7/build.

The first unexpected error spring out running "cpp": cc1 was not on PATH, while gcc was working. So:
export PATH=$PATH:/initrd/pup_ro3/usr/libexec/gcc/i486-t2-linux-gnu/4.2.2/

Second problem: VMware-Player-2.5.1-126130.i386.bundle needs a different version of /usr/bin/od, so I replaced puppy4.00's one with 4.1.2's one.

After that, the installer completed without problems. As said, the last manual step was to run "mknod /dev/vmmon c 10 165" and reboot.
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Wolf Pup

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PostPosted: Sun 31 May 2009, 12:52    Post_subject:  

vmware_player updated to 2.5.2 for kernel 2.6.21.7 and 2.6.25.16
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saphir92

Joined: 24 Oct 2010
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PostPosted: Sun 24 Oct 2010, 10:55    Post_subject:  

any VMware player package for puppy 511 ?
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saphir92

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PostPosted: Thu 28 Oct 2010, 17:35    Post_subject:  

anyone one to help me ???
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TheAsterisk!


Joined: 10 Feb 2009
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Location: SE Wisconsin, US

PostPosted: Fri 29 Oct 2010, 08:06    Post_subject:  

saphir92 wrote:
any VMware player package for puppy 511 ?

If you want VMware's virtual machine. specifically, I'm going to try to package one up today, but no guarantees that it'll work right away.

Otherwise, for the time being, there is a VirtualBox PET for Lucid Puppy 511 in another thread (http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=461978) that works, and VirtualBox can make use of VMWare's virtual disk images, if that's the issue.
I'm pretty sure there's a QEMU package somewhere, too, though it is kind of slow.
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saphir92

Joined: 24 Oct 2010
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Oct 2010, 12:16    Post_subject:  

hi,

yes the purpose is to use WMware's virtual machines.

If you tell me that VirtualBox can use the vmware's images, i will try it !

Thanks
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DanYHKim


Joined: 14 Sep 2008
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Oct 2010, 16:10    Post_subject: I posted a procedure for installing VMplayer in LuPu 511  

I just posted a detailed process for installing VMware Player 3.1.2 into Lucid Pup 5.1.1

It's working now for me, and running a Windows XP guest.

LuPu is booted from a Frugal install that resides on a Flash drive. The Flash drive boots using Grub4DOS, and all the Puppy files are inside it. The Virtual Machine is on a ext2 partition on the host machine's hard drive (I can't make it work from a NTFS partition).

Haven't tried Shared Folders yet.

Also, Puppy doesn't support whatever makes 3D graphics acceleration work in VMware Player. Any help on this would be appreciated.

My post is at http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=462112#462112
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TheAsterisk!


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PostPosted: Fri 29 Oct 2010, 20:43    Post_subject:  

saphir92 wrote:
hi,

yes the purpose is to use WMware's virtual machines.

If you tell me that VirtualBox can use the vmware's images, i will try it !

Thanks


VBox should handle the actual disk images, though it might not import the settings, which are stored in a different file. Those are trivial enough to reset, though, should the need arise.
I potentially see an issue if your virtualized OS is Windows, only because the emulated hardware might differ a little, and Windows tends to get cranky about that. Certainly worth a shot, though.

@DanYHKim: I'm glad to see someone else seems to know what they're doing! I got lost pretty quickly in my attempt today. I think I'll check out your thread and try to save myself more trouble.
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