From Fedora Project Wiki

Revision as of 03:02, 10 January 2013 by Daveyost (talk | contribs)

This page will be a collection of tips for running Fedora in VMWare.

Fedora 7

If you're upgrading from a previous installation, you will need to switch your disk to "buslogic" emulation. See:

Upgrading a FC6 image to F7 using the rescue ISO image seems to work after the above.

Fedora 10

Kernel modules does not compile, resulting an error:

/usr/lib/vmware/bin/ line 231: 11405 Segmentation fault "$binary" "$@" page suggests using following script as root user


cd ~
rm -rf vmware-modules
mkdir vmware-modules
cd vmware-modules
find /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source -name "*.tar" -exec tar xf '{}' \;
mkdir -p /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc
rm -f /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc{vmblock.ko,vmci.ko,vmmon.ko,vmnet.ko,vsock.ko}
cd vmblock-only; make; cd ..; cp -p vmblock.o /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc/vmblock.ko
cd vmci-only; make; cd ..; cp -p vmci.o /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc/vmci.ko
cd vmmon-only; make; cd ..; cp -p vmmon.o /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc/vmmon.ko
cd vmnet-only; make; cd ..; cp -p vmnet.o /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc/vmnet.ko
#cd vmppuser-only; make; cd ..; cp -p vmppuser.o /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc/vmppuser.ko
cd vsock-only; make; cd ..; cp -p vsock.o /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc/vsock.ko
depmod -a
service vmware restart

it's dirty, but so is vmware and this seems to work in x86_64 desktop.

Fedora 18 beta in VMware Fusion 5.0.2 on OS X 10.8.2

Fedora Live gets to the screen that counts down, then starts and does a few seconds more, then dies. VMware Fusion is still running, but the virtual disk "needs repair".

Hash: SHA256

36258184d8d8718d3fef273638c1404e860665554042b2fd436717135ad1ac0b *Fedora-18-Beta-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso

Tips welcome.