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Does VMWare Player (vmplayer) stil work in puppy? (YES)
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jcoder24


Joined: 06 May 2005
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PostPosted: Wed 04 Apr 2007, 08:25    Post_subject:  Does VMWare Player (vmplayer) stil work in puppy? (YES)  

Updated 20080214
The answer is yes, see this thread for details and a VMware player installer.


I know that it worked in a previous version of puppy (Puppy202 i think) but I've been able to get it working in the current version 214.

After installation, running vmplayer displays the license dialog and the program quits after accepting the license.

I assume the reason for it not working is because of the change in kernel but I'm hoping that there's an easy fix.

TIA
jcoder24

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VariEze


Joined: 09 Feb 2006
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Location: Oregon

PostPosted: Wed 04 Apr 2007, 20:41    Post_subject:  

I'm stuck at the same spot too. vmplayer dispalys the license agreement, then stops.
Any suggestions? --Karl
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jcoder24


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PostPosted: Thu 03 May 2007, 15:31    Post_subject:  

There are two new releases of vmplayer out version 1.04 and version 2.xx beta. I've successfully installed and tested version 2 beta on Puppy 2.14 after making edits to the two of the files. I'll reinstall it and post details on the edits I had to make. I'll also try 1.04 an report how it works.

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jonyo

Joined: 28 Dec 2006
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PostPosted: Fri 04 May 2007, 00:07    Post_subject:  

Hey VE,.. NICE bird. You fly it? Build it?
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VariEze


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PostPosted: Fri 04 May 2007, 19:03    Post_subject:  

Yes, yes, and yes. Unfortunately the EZ languishes in the garage until I figure out how to make time for aviation again..... Maybe in 14 years my 2-year-old will get her license....


looking forward to a solution to the vmware. I installed Ubuntu for that purpose, and I'm so sick of typing "sudo" to run anything. --Karl
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Aitch


Joined: 04 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Sat 05 May 2007, 21:04    Post_subject:  

VE
look here
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=16905
I've just posted a plea to pizzasgood here
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=17526
asking him to team up with Jasray for a howto or an iso
If we can get more people interested?
Or find a way to pull all similar posts together?
Any ideas anyone?
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jcoder24


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PostPosted: Fri 18 May 2007, 21:35    Post_subject:  

The following pertains to VMware player version 2.

Copy the following code and save it as vmpatch.sh in the vmware-player-distrib folder created when you extracted the VMware-player package. Make the file executable via chmod +x vmpatch.sh and run it ./vmpatch.sh. After it has completed run ./vmware-install.pl and continue installation as normal.

Code:
#!/bin/sh

#Backup files that will be modified
echo -e "\n\nBacking up files..."
if [ ! -f ./vmware-install.pl.bak ]; then
   cp ./vmware-install.pl ./vmware-install.pl.bak
fi

if [ ! -f ./bin/vmware-config.pl.bak ]; then
   cp ./bin/vmware-config.pl ./bin/vmware-config.pl.bak
fi

#Fix ./vmware-install.pl
echo -e "\nPatching files..."
diskFree=`df | grep /initrd/mnt/dev_save | gawk '{ print $4 }'`
gawk -v diskfree=$diskFree '{if ( /\$dstSpace - \$srcSpace/ ) { print "return " diskfree ";"; } else { print $0;} }' ./vmware-install.pl.bak > ./vmware-install.pl

#Fix ./bin/vmware-config.pl
lineNum=`grep -n "error('Unable to stop services for ' . vmware_product_name() .$" ./bin/vmware-config.pl.bak | gawk -F: '{ print $1 }'`
gawk -v lineNum=$lineNum '{ if ((NR == lineNum) || (NR == lineNum+1)) { print "#" $0;} else {print $0;} }' ./bin/vmware-config.pl.bak > ./bin/vmware-config.pl

#Verify changegs
echo -e "\nDisplaying changes...\n\n"
diff ./vmware-install.pl.bak ./vmware-install.pl
echo ""
diff ./bin/vmware-config.pl.bak ./bin/vmware-config.pl

echo -e "\nPatching completed! Run ./vmware-install.pl to install vmware player.\n"


If the vmware-config part of the installation fails, make sure that vmnet is not loaded. Run ps -ef and lsmod to check. If it is use kill and rmmod to unload it.

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jcoder24


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PostPosted: Sun 20 May 2007, 10:19    Post_subject:  

Vmware Player 2 works but I'm getting the blue screen of death when installing or running anything from Win2k to Win2k3 server. I hope someone has seen this before and can help me get around it.
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mechvent

Joined: 17 Mar 2007
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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jun 2007, 21:23    Post_subject: Awesome
Sub_title: Worked great
 

I had to add some directories, which I got from another post:

/etc/rc.d/rc0.d
/etc/rc.d/rc1.d
/etc/rc.d/rc2.d
/etc/rc.d/rc3.d
/etc/rc.d/rc4.d
/etc/rc.d/rc5.d
/etc/rc.d/rc6.d
/etc/pam.d

it finally works, thanks to your code work. I am about as noob as it gets so if you made it so I could work it you 'done good'.

Also, I had to download devx_216.sfs and I downloaded the kernal too (see the wiki main page under C/C++) to handle the compiling.

Thanks again. It has installed well, but I haven't had time to play with it yet....
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jcoder24


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PostPosted: Wed 05 Sep 2007, 09:43    Post_subject:  

jcoder24 wrote:
Vmware Player 2 works but I'm getting the blue screen of death when installing or running anything from Win2k to Win2k3 server. I hope someone has seen this before and can help me get around it.


vmplayer2 works fine on my work pc so I'm thinking it maybe a "my computer" thing --afterall "my computer" refuses to run any form of windows from W2K up (haven't tried anything older).

However, vmplayer 1.0x works fine for me on puppy 2.x.y after editing wrapper-gtk24.sh. I have vmplayer 1.04 packaged with modules for all of puppy 2.x.y kernels but I want to do some more testing before uploading.
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T_Hobbit


Joined: 27 May 2006
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Location: Portugal - Lisbon

PostPosted: Wed 05 Sep 2007, 11:07    Post_subject:  

Is there any pup/pet file with vmware? Even if it's a old version?
I search the forum, but didn't found anything.

Thanks
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vovchik


Joined: 23 Oct 2006
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Location: Ukraine

PostPosted: Wed 05 Sep 2007, 19:13    Post_subject: Let's be patient  

jcoder24 has just said he is preparing a working package. I am also eager to get my hands on it, since it comes with the proper modules for all 2.x kernels, but I think we should let him test first. I'm certain he'll post a link when he's satisfied that it really works - and not only on his particular machine. I'll be thrilled, since there are two apps I grudgingly have to run in Windows as Wine can't handle them properly. Once I have vmplayer up and running, I'll only have to boot Windows to run chkdsk on some ntfs volumes whose indexes occasionally get mucked up (or I might just get rid of the ntfs volumes entirely).

Regards,
vovchik
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jcoder24


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PostPosted: Tue 11 Sep 2007, 09:23    Post_subject:  

See http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=21678
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ockhams

Joined: 18 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Sun 18 Nov 2007, 19:29    Post_subject:  VMware Plaver V2.02 under Puppy 3.0.1
Sub_title: Help Please
 

Can Anyone Help Please
I am trying to install vmplayer v2.02 in a puppy 3.0.1 system.. The patch posted by
jcoder24 has got me through the install phase but when I run ./vmware-config.pl from /usr/bin I get this error:
Making sure services for VMware Workstation are stopped.
Stopping VMware services:
Virtual machine monitor done
Unable to stop services for VMware Workstation
Execution aborted.


I have run ps -ef and lsmod to check if vmnet is loaded and it does not appear to be loaded..

Any assistange would be greatly appreciated..

Regards and thanks in advance

ockhams barber
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Aitch


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Location: Chatham, Kent, UK

PostPosted: Thu 29 Nov 2007, 23:22    Post_subject: More VM  

ockhams
Try re-posting where jcoder24 relocated this

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=21678

Aitch
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