Linux Kernel 3.1 Patch to Install VMWare Workstation 8

May 15, 2012 | By Duchateaux.

This Article shows you How to Patch the VMware Workstation Distro to be Conform with the 3.1 Linux Kernel Requirements on Windows VMware Workstation 8.

In Fact the VMware Tools Original Version Accepts Linux Kernels Up to 3.0 on VMware Workstation 8.

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  1. First, Download Patch Contained Here:
  2. Open a Terminal Window

  3. Login as SuperUser


    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

  4. Access you Patch Location:
    cd path/To/vmware8linux31fix.tar.gz
  5. Extract the Tar Archive
    tar -xvf vmware8linux31fix.tar.gz
  6. Execute the Patch
  7. Reconfigure and Recompile your Modules with:
    vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

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