ongoing quest for vmware on Fedora Core 1 with 2.6.1 kernel
tony at tgds.net
Mon Feb 16 19:26:38 UTC 2004
>> OK so I installed a fresh VMware Workstation 3.2.1 and patched it
>> with vmware-any-any50. Exact same error.
> Do not use Fedora's prebuilt kernels with 3.2.1. RedHat broke /dev/mem
> completely, so you can use it only as root (and even that is
> If you'll build your kernel from Linus's sources, it will work. It
> is impossible to fix this problem with binary patch, just whole
> RedHat's idea about /dev/mem is broken.
I can confirm that not even the root user can run vmware with 2.6.1x
kernel. My kernel was built from the 2.6.1-1.37 SRC rpm.
Is this a Fedora problem or a vmware problem?
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