Installing VMware Workstation 9.0.1 on Fedora 18 x86_64

    • Install VMware Workstation
      bash VMware-Workstation-Full-9.0.1-894247.x86_64.bundle
    • Start services
      # service vmware start
      Starting vmware (via systemctl):  Job failed. See system journal and 
      'systemctl status' for details.
    • It looks broken!
    • Install compilation stuff
      # yum install automake autoconf gcc kernel-devel kernel-headers patch
    • Build and install kernel modules
      # vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
      Failed to setup build environment.
    • Workaround the bug
      # ln -s /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/kernels/$(uname -r)/include/linux/version.h
      # vmware-modconfig --console --install-all
    • Try again:
      # service vmware restart
      Restarting vmware (via systemctl):                         [  OK  ]


  • Success!