• VMWare Player installation.


    Hola Guys,

    I am using Antergos on my Macbook Pro.
    Would like to try out VMWare in this machine.
    I have installed it and ran the player.
    Its asking for the Kernel Header location and I am stuck now.

    I have checked forums and tried some things but no luck. Cant find anything matching to my situation.
    Am getting message to use Kernel Headers 4.10.13-1-ARCH.

    Any suggestions?

  • @surfermj
    Hi friend!

    Did you install linux-headers yet?
    and if you use LTS kernell you can install the other header too:
    sudo pacman -S linux-headers linux-lts-headers

    I guess that’s what’s missing for you!

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  • @fernandomaroto Thanks Bro. Did that now.
    How to give the location to VMWare now. Just accessed the prgrm and its still asking for the Kernel header

  • @surfermj
    I don’t know because i don’t use VMWare, i use virtualbox here, sorry. I thought it would just start working for you.

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  • @fernandomaroto Cools. Thanks anyway

  • @fernandomaroto Hows Virtualbox working for you.
    I require Adobe products to work so thats y I am looking to virtualize.

  • @surfermj Virtualbox works totally fine for needs here, i recommend you to use.
    To use Adobe products do you need windows? i have win xp (the posready edition), win 7 and win 10, all working fine

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  • @fernandomaroto Could you suggest a guide to install virtualbox. I just tried and after installing it doesnt launch for me 😞

  • @surfermj
    install:

    sudo pacman -S virtualbox virtualbox-ext-vnc virtualbox-guest-dkms virtualbox-guest-iso virtualbox-guest-modules-arch virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-host-dkms

    after install run:
    modprobe vboxdrv

    Then see if will launch properly

    This tutorial is very good in case you need https://forum.antergos.com/topic/1102/how-to-install-virtualbox-in-antergos-tutorial/2

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  • @fernandomaroto I tried that guide earlier.

    By using your command at first I got 'virtualbox-guest-modules-arch and virtualbox-guest-dkms are in conflict’
    So removed one version and installed.

    Then got this:
    (1/6) Install DKMS modules
    ==> No kernel 4.9.37-1-lts modules. You must install them to use DKMS!
    ==> dkms install vboxguest/5.1.22_OSE -k 4.11.9-1-ARCH
    ==> dkms install vboxhost/5.1.22_OSE -k 4.11.9-1-ARCH

    Also I get stuck always while doing modprobe.

    modprobe: FATAL: Module vboxdrv not found in directory /lib/modules/4.10.13-1-ARCH

  • @surfermj said in VMWare Player installation.:

    ==> No kernel 4.9.37-1-lts modules. You must install them to use DKMS!

    sudo pacman -S linux-headers linux-lts-headers

    sudo pacman -S virtualbox virtualbox-ext-vnc virtualbox-guest-iso virtualbox-guest-modules-arch virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-host-dkms

    modprobe: FATAL: Module vboxdrv not found in directory /lib/modules/4.10.13-1-ARCH

    modprobe vboxdrv

    I removed one package from the install list, please retry the commands to see if i’m not mistaken

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  • @fernandomaroto said in VMWare Player installation.:

    sudo pacman -S linux-headers linux-lts-headers

    These I installed earlier for VMware

  • @surfermj said in VMWare Player installation.:

    By using your command at first I got 'virtualbox-guest-modules-arch and virtualbox-guest-dkms are in conflict’
    So removed one version and installed.

    i’ts my fault, i don’t have both of them installed, but i changed using one to another some time ago. You can just install virtualbox-guest-dkms if the other packages were installed properly

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  • But still shows error here

    (1/6) Install DKMS modules
    ==> No kernel 4.9.37-1-lts modules. You must install them to use DKMS!
    ==> dkms install vboxguest/5.1.22_OSE -k 4.11.9-1-ARCH
    ==> dkms install vboxhost/5.1.22_OSE -k 4.11.9-1-ARCH

  • @surfermj Do you use LTS kernel? If not i’m guessing you must uninstall linux-lts-headersin case you installed
    I never had this problem here…

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  • @fernandomaroto I installed both linux-headers and linux-lts-headers

  • @surfermj
    I guess it’s my fault since english is not my native language.

    please uninstall lts-headers with:

    sudo pacman -R linux-lts-header

    then do this:
    sudo pacman -S virtualbox virtualbox-ext-vnc virtualbox-guest-iso virtualbox-guest-dkms virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-host-dkms

    then do this:
    modprobe vboxdrv

    then try to launch virtualbox

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  • @fernandomaroto It was not ur fault. I already had both of them installed.
    Removed lts and now installation went fine I guess.

    Modprobe is still showing the same error

  • @surfermj
    ok, when you try to launch virtualbox do you get any error?

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  • No nothing.

    Finally managed to run modprobe and it didnt threw an error this time.
    Did a reboot and got message vb service not running and it wil exit now. Tried clicking on vb and no response like before.
    Getting the error is a progress I would say 😄

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