Hardy Upgrade Killed vmware server
mdy at ubuntu.com
Mon May 12 17:03:57 BST 2008
On Friday 09 May 2008 15:31:39 Rob Wright wrote:
> 3 days ago I upgraded from Gutsy to Hardy, and now my VMWare is dead.
> Initially after the upgrade VMWare wouldn't start, so I just scrapped what
> I had and went ahead and updated to the most recent version of VMWare. That
> installed, after doing some patching and such I found on the web, but the
> networking didn't work.
> I confess that I don't even know where to go next. I've uninstalled VMWare
> again and now when trying to install it I get an unsolvable string of
> compile errors referencing non-existent kernel modules or they're the wrong
> What is the best way for me to start all over with this, and will it even
> work if I do?
If you are not entirely rushed, the best way is to wait for then new packages
to be made available through the Canonical Partner repo
That way you can guarantee that they will work, and no chickens will be harmed
in any additional rituals.
And to preempt your next questions :
We do not necessarily provide new packages across upgrades as they are
dependent on other companies to provide the packages and do the testing. This
can only be done once we have GA'd our release. This is also true ( for
instance ) with Parallels. If you purchase form our store, it is only for
7.10, not 8.04
No, we do not recommend you take the old versions from the previous release of
Ubuntu, as they will not be tested. The only packages tested are those in the
specific release repos.
Yes you can do it all manually, but I can guarantee that there are good
reasons why it may not work ( kernel patches being that main reason )
Malc ( Canonical ISV Alliance Manager )
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