[VMware Player 6.0.4] Cannot compile for Ubuntu 14.04 kernel 3.13.0-39-generic

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Thu Nov 13 03:38:19 UTC 2014


On 11/12/2014 04:03 AM, J.L. Blom wrote:
> On 06/11/14 03:41, NoOp wrote:
>> Anyone else having issues after upgrading VMware Player on 14.04?
>>
>> Upgraded from VMWare Player 6.0.3 to 6.0.4 and now cannot compile kernel
>> for 3.13.0-39-generic. Attempted to install this patch
>>
>> <http://dandar3.blogspot.com/2014/01/vmware-player-601-on-ubuntu-1404-alpha.html>
>>
>> and the detailed results are at Ubuntu Pastebin (paste.ubuntu.com/8778444/)
>>
>> Posted on the VMware community board & so far no responses:
>> https://communities.vmware.com/message/2444275#2444275
>>
>> I've tried just about every 'patch' that I can find & so far no luck. I
>> ended up having to switch some of my VM's to VirtualBox - not too big of
>> an issue except VB will not run Win8 without VM hardware (VMWare does)
>> so I end up having to run those VM's in a Windows VMWare Player host.
>> So, if any of you are running VMWare 6.0.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 - I recommend
>> that you stay with that version for now. If you've upgraded to VMWare
>> 6.0.4 on 14.04 w/3.13.0-39-generic (or most any 3.13.0 flavour) please
>> let me know how you managed to get it running.
>>
>> Thanks - Gary
>>
>   Gary,
> I recently switched to VirtualBox, after >5 years using VMWare and I'm 
> pleasantly surprised as it is at least at par with VMWare nowadays. 
> Especially the use of USB-ports is much improved and sound is also much 
> better. I must confess however that I recently start using an SSHD and I 
> can that advice to everyone as it gives an enormous boost to the ease of 
> use ( and nowadays they become reasonable in price).
> So maybe Vbox is a good idea.
> Joep
> 
> 

Thanks Joep, indeed VB has improved & I use it as well as VMware. VMware
(IMO) has a better host/guest interface: I can cut/paste/drag binary
files between etc., and I can run my test version of Win8.1 (I only have
7 days left of the 90) in VMware but cannot in Vbox. Any way I found the
issue:

Turns out the issue wasn't VMware & the clue is the final line in the log:

Could not locate echo. Unable to build.

VMware was looking for /bin/echo and that file was missing - don't know
how or why it went walkabout, but it wasn't there. Reinstalled
coreutuils & in turn that reinstalled /bin/echo. Problem solved.

Gary




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