Install Vmware Server2 on Gentoo

ns2 vmware-server-distrib # ./vmware-install.pl
Creating a new VMware Server installer database using the tar4 format.

Installing VMware Server.

In which directory do you want to install the binary files?
[/usr/bin]

What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to
rc6.d/)?

The path “” is not an existing directory.

What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to
rc6.d/)? /etc

The path “/etc” is a directory which does not contain a rc0.d directory.

What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to
rc6.d/)? /etc/rc.d

The path “/etc/rc.d” is not an existing directory.

What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to
rc6.d/)? /etc/runlevels

The path “/etc/runlevels” is a directory which does not contain a rc0.d
directory.

What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to
rc6.d/)? /etc/rc.d

What is the directory that contains the init scripts?
[/etc/rc.d] /etc/init.d/

In which directory do you want to install the daemon files?
[/usr/sbin]

In which directory do you want to install the library files?
[/usr/lib/vmware]

The path “/usr/lib/vmware” does not exist currently. This program is going to
create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?
[yes]

In which directory do you want to install the manual files?
[/usr/share/man]

In which directory do you want to install the documentation files?
[/usr/share/doc/vmware]

The path “/usr/share/doc/vmware” does not exist currently. This program is
going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?
[yes]

The installation of VMware Server 2.0.0 build-122956 for Linux completed
successfully. You can decide to remove this software from your system at any
time by invoking the following command: “/usr/bin/vmware-uninstall.pl”.

Before running VMware Server for the first time, you need to configure it by
invoking the following command: “/usr/bin/vmware-config.pl”. Do you want this
program to invoke the command for you now? [yes]

Making sure services for VMware Server are stopped.

Stopping VMware autostart virtual machines:
Virtual machines                                                   failed
Stopping VMware management services:
VMware Virtual Infrastructure Web Access
VMware Server Host Agent                                           failed
Stopping VMware services:
VMware Authentication Daemon                                        done
Virtual machine monitor                                             done

You must read and accept the End User License Agreement to continue.
Press enter to display it.

You must read and accept the End User License Agreement to continue.
Press enter to display it.

NOTICE:  BY DOWNLOADING AND INSTALLING, COPYING OR OTHERWISE USING THE
SOFTWARE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS VMWARE MASTER END
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Software.  Designated Administrative Access is applicable only
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to the following Software: ESX Server, VMware Server and
VirtualCenter.

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1.3     “Guest Operating Systems” means instances of third-party operating
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Do you accept? (yes/no) yes

Thank you.

None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Server is suitable for your
running kernel.  Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]

Using compiler “/usr/bin/gcc”. Use environment variable CC to override.

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/lib/modules/2.6.25-gentoo-r7/build/include]

Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

Building the vmmon module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only’
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.25-gentoo-r7/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.25-gentoo-r7′
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driverLog.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/common/comport.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/common/cpuid.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/common/hashFunc.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/common/memtrack.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/common/phystrack.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/common/task.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/common/vmx86.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/vmcore/moduleloop.o
LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/vmmon.o
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST 1 modules
CC      /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/vmmon.mod.o
LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/vmmon.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.25-gentoo-r7′
cp -f vmmon.ko ./../vmmon.o
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only’
The vmmon module loads perfectly into the running kernel.

None of the pre-built vmci modules for VMware Server is suitable for your
running kernel.  Do you want this program to try to build the vmci module for
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]

Extracting the sources of the vmci module.

Building the vmci module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmci-only’
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.25-gentoo-r7/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.25-gentoo-r7′
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmci-only/linux/driver.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmci-only/linux/driverLog.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmci-only/linux/vmciKernelIf.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmci-only/common/vmciContext.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmci-only/common/vmciDatagram.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmci-only/common/vmciDriver.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmci-only/common/vmciDs.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmci-only/common/vmciEvent.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmci-only/common/vmciGroup.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmci-only/common/vmciHashtable.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmci-only/common/vmciProcess.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmci-only/common/vmciQueuePair.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmci-only/common/vmciResource.o
LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmci-only/vmci.o
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST 1 modules
CC      /tmp/vmware-config0/vmci-only/vmci.mod.o
LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmci-only/vmci.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.25-gentoo-r7′
cp -f vmci.ko ./../vmci.o
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmci-only’
The vmci module loads perfectly into the running kernel.

None of the pre-built vsock modules for VMware Server is suitable for your
running kernel.  Do you want this program to try to build the vsock module for
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]

None of the pre-built vsock modules for VMware Server is suitable for your
running kernel.  Do you want this program to try to build the vsock module for
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]

Extracting the sources of the vsock module.

Building the vsock module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only’
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.25-gentoo-r7/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.25-gentoo-r7′
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/linux/af_vsock.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/linux/driverLog.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/linux/util.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/linux/vsockAddr.o
LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/vsock.o
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST 1 modules
WARNING: “VMCIDatagram_CreateHnd” [/tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/vsock.ko] undefined!
WARNING: “VMCIDatagram_DestroyHnd” [/tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/vsock.ko] undefined!
WARNING: “VMCI_GetContextID” [/tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/vsock.ko] undefined!
WARNING: “VMCIDatagram_Send” [/tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/vsock.ko] undefined!
CC      /tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/vsock.mod.o
LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only/vsock.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.25-gentoo-r7′
cp -f vsock.ko ./../vsock.o
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vsock-only’
The vsock module loads perfectly into the running kernel.

Do you want networking for your virtual machines? (yes/no/help) [yes]

Configuring a bridged network for vmnet0.

Please specify a name for this network.
[Bridged] eth0

Your computer has multiple ethernet network interfaces available: eth0, eth1.
Which one do you want to bridge to vmnet0? [eth0] eth0

The following bridged networks have been defined:

. vmnet0 is bridged to eth0

Do you wish to configure another bridged network? (yes/no) [no] yes

Configuring a bridged network for vmnet2.

Please specify a name for this network.
[Bridged] eth2

The following bridged networks have been defined:

. vmnet0 is bridged to eth0
. vmnet2 is bridged to eth1

All your ethernet interfaces are already bridged.

Do you want to be able to use NAT networking in your virtual machines? (yes/no)
[yes] no

Do you want to be able to use host-only networking in your virtual machines?
[no] no

None of the pre-built vmnet modules for VMware Server is suitable for your
running kernel.  Do you want this program to try to build the vmnet module for
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]

Extracting the sources of the vmnet module.

Building the vmnet module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only’
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.25-gentoo-r7/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.25-gentoo-r7′
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/driver.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/hub.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/userif.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/netif.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/bridge.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/filter.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/procfs.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/smac_compat.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/smac.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/vnetEvent.o
CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/vnetUserListener.o
LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/vmnet.o
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST 1 modules
CC      /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/vmnet.mod.o
LD [M]  /tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only/vmnet.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.25-gentoo-r7′
cp -f vmnet.ko ./../vmnet.o
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmnet-only’
The vmnet module loads perfectly into the running kernel.

Please specify a port for remote connections to use [902]

Please specify a port for standard http connections to use [8222]

Please specify a port for secure http (https) connections to use [8333]

The current administrative user for VMware Server  is ”.  Would you like to
specify a different administrator? [no] yes

Please specify the user whom you wish to be the VMware Server administrator
root

Using root as the VMware Server administrator.

In which directory do you want to keep your virtual machine files?
[/var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines] /virtual

Please enter your 20-character serial number.

Type XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX or ‘Enter’ to cancel:  A812M-FH12U-xxxxx-xxxxx

Creating a new VMware VIX API installer database using the tar4 format.

Installing VMware VIX API.

In which directory do you want to install the VMware VIX API binary files?
[/usr/bin]

In which directory do you want to install the VMware VIX API library files?
[/usr/lib/vmware-vix/lib]

The path “/usr/lib/vmware-vix/lib” does not exist currently. This program is
going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?
[yes]

In which directory do you want to install the VMware VIX API document pages?
[/usr/share/doc/vmware-vix]

The path “/usr/share/doc/vmware-vix” does not exist currently. This program is
going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?
[yes]

The installation of VMware VIX API 1.6.0 build-122956 for Linux completed
successfully. You can decide to remove this software from your system at any
time by invoking the following command: “/usr/bin/vmware-uninstall-vix.pl”.

Enjoy,

–the VMware team

Starting VMware services:
Virtual machine monitor                                             done
Virtual machine communication interface                             done
VM communication interface socket family:                           done
Virtual ethernet                                                    done
Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                                   done
Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet2                                   done
VMware Server Authentication Daemon (background)                    done
Shared Memory Available                                             done
Starting VMware management services:
VMware Server Host Agent (background)                               done
VMware Virtual Infrastructure Web Access
Starting VMware autostart virtual machines:
Virtual machines                                                    done

The configuration of VMware Server 2.0.0 build-122956 for Linux for this
running kernel completed successfully.

And Recompile your kernel and restart.

4 Replies to “Install Vmware Server2 on Gentoo”

  1. How did you get past the init directory question:

    What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to
    rc6.d/)? /etc/rc.d

    Did you simply create the directory/subdirs?

  2. how can u ignore this question?
    create the directory yourself and pretend those directories are inside?

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