Wednesday, September 19, 2007

VMWare vmmod.tar missing during installation

Yesterday I had to reinstall VMWare Workstation 6.0 on my Ubuntu 7.04 PC, and again I got stuck during the installation with the error about vmmod.tar not being found under /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/

The solution is simple and widely publicized but still many people seem to sit with this problem.

Just create the /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/ directory if necessary, then get the vmware-any-any patch from http://knihovny.cvut.cz/ftp/pub/vmware/ (e.g. vmware-any-any-update113.tar.gz) and run the runme.pl to continue the installation.