Where to Buy :
The list of distributors and resellers SuSE in most part of the world is purely the Novell site. For those who need help here to identify the stores and shops of your cities you must look on the official site.
How to install VMware Workstation 6 on Suse 10.2
- The first is the installation of software,
- the second are the instructions to compile the Linux kernel. This second operation is necessary to enable the USB ports on the virtual machine, since it disabled by default SUSE kernel mount usbfs / proc / bus / usb, which is the point at which it engages the virtual machine to detect USB ports.
System Requirement :
The version used is the virtual machine, VMware Workstation 6-Beta, it is a beta version and can be downloaded free from VMware's official website.
While operating system was used OpenSuse 10.2 (stable version) which can be downloaded them for free.
Add Linux packages required for installing VMware:
Before installing you should verify that is installed on Suse 10.2, the following packages. To do this, run the application Software Management from YaST. The packages to be tested are:
- gcc-c + +
Download VMware 6:
- Connect to the VMware site to, you will require a simple registration, enter your data. Select the version of VMware for Linux and download the tar.gz file.
- At the beginning of the download page is specified serial number to use to enable the virtual machine. Print it because you will be required later.
Install VMware 6:
After downloading the source by the installation of them by following the instructions below:
- Open a terminal and log in as root
- Go to the directory where you downloaded the source file for VMware (cd direcory_di_download)
- Unpack the source file (tar xvzf nome_file_sorgente_da_VMware.tar.gz)
- Change directory (cd vmware_distrib)
- VMware launched the installation (. / vmware-install.pl)
- Follow the onscreen instructions
VMware Register 6:
- After installation, you can 'run VMware command line (by typing vmware) or by selecting K menu then Programs > new applications
- Once opened, you must enter the serial number indicated on the download page.
- The serial number is part of the Help menu > Enter Serial Number.
- At this point the installation of VMware is finished. The following steps illustrate how to enable the USB ports on the virtual machine. So if you do not need to connect USB printers or USB stick you can skip the remaining steps.
Compiling the kernel:
- With the typical installation of VMware on SUSE you cannot use USB devices (printers, disks, etc.) as VMware detects these devices using the information in / proc / bus / usb, which for security is not enabled In SUSE, so workaround is to recompile the kernel enabling this option.
- The methodology for compiling the kernel SUSE, shown in this guide is not the only one available. There are others, but 'is not the purpose of this guide illustrate.
The steps to activate the USB device are:
- Open a terminal and log in as root
- Let alladirectory that contains the kernel sources (cd / usr / src / linux)
- Delete any old installations (make mrproper)
Let a copy of the configuration file of SuSE, as a basis for our subsequent amendments:
cp / boot/config- uname-r. / .config
- Launch the configuration interface of the kernel parameters. In this example, use the X interface (make xconfig), but if problems can 'be used in the interface menu (make menuconfig)
- We import the configuration file of SuSE, which we copied before (The file is called the. Config). To import the file by clicking the yellow icon, open file and select the directory containing the. Config file.
- Change the name of the kernel so that should not overwrite the kernel currently in use, so if things go wrong we can still start the system with the old kernel. Select the General Setup, double click on the local version-append to kernel release : and enter a name.
- Edit the necessary USB Device to VMware. To do this, press Ctrl-F to open the search window, and typing USB_DEVICEFS and check the box that appears.
- Store and get out of the box configuration
- Compile the kenrel using : make rpm. The waiting time can be several hours depending on the type of PC.
Install the kernel with the following commands :
Now you must configure the GRUB boot loader so that you can select the new kernel boot PC. Open YAST and selecting Boot loader configuration. Opening the window below, select Open Suse 10.2 and then press the Add button to add a new entry to boot the PC. Select Clone selected section, for duplicating the current configuration. In this window, enter the name of the new item that appears when booting the PC.
cd / usr/src/packages/RPMS/i386 /
Change the Kernel Image and Initial RAM disk, select the new files that were installed. The files are in / boot directory. Save and leave. Now restart your computer, if all went well, we can run the new kernel.