Tuesday, May 22, 2012

VMWare Workstation 8.0.3 and Linux Kernel 3.4 Patch

Linux Kernel 3.4 has been released by Linus Torvald yesterday and i have built the latest Linux Kernel on my machines and tested that VMWare Workstation 8.0.3 (and pressumably VMWare Player too) worked well with the latest Linux Kernel + patches.

First off, remove your old VMWare installation by removing all files under these directories:

Next, start your VMWare installation using --ignore-errors parameter like this:
./VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.3-703057.i386.bundle --ignore-errors

After that, you download the patch that you can fetch on my SlackHacks repository. Give execute permission to the bash script and start it using

It will patch and recompile all VMWare modules and in the end, it should work again :)

If you encountered any errors, please read the whole post, starting from the top just to make sure you started with a clean installation of VMWare. Also, give detailed specs if you wanted to report any problems with this patch.

Credit goes to the author of this patch, not to me.