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> Guest OS won't start up on VMware Player 5.0.1 since upgrading Kernel on Scientific Linux 6.3 32bit, Kernel update issue on VMware Player?
takao46
 Posted: Jan 2 2013, 04:51 PM
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Hi all,

At the beginning, I must say my apologize for multiple posts
between VMware Community and this site,
but please forgive me for this post because I've had trouble
with the titled issue for several months...

Now I use VMware Player 5.0.1 (32bit) under the following environment:

Host OS: Scientific Linux release 6.3 (Carbon) 32bit
Kernel: 2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz (TDP 105W)
Total memory: 8GB
Swap: 16GB
HDD: 2TB

Guest OS: WIndows 7 Professional Ultimate 64bit (CPU Allocation 1、Memory 2GB)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (CPU Allocation 1、Memory 2GB)

Under the above environment, Guest OSs won't start up and Host OS forcely reboots right now.

Now they can start only on kernel-2.6.32-279.el6.i686 which is initial version after the installation of Scientific 6.3 finished.

Personally, I think this issue will be due to Kernel update, but don't know what I should do.

Please let me know if anyone know any work-around or solution for it.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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toracat
 Posted: Jan 2 2013, 05:00 PM
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My guess is that you need a kernel-devel package that matches your running kernel. Try 'yum install kernel-devel' and then boot the current kernel.

You may want to start vmplayer from the CLI so that you can see the error message. Just type vmplayer at the command line.

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takao46
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Hi toracat,

Thanks for the reply. I've just made sure my environment again.

QUOTE (toracat @ Jan 3 2013, 02:00 AM)
My guess is that you need a kernel-devel package that matches your running kernel. Try 'yum install kernel-devel' and then boot the current kernel.

You may want to start vmplayer from the CLI so that you can see the error message. Just type vmplayer at the command line.


The result of your above mention was as follows:

# rpm -q kernel-devel
kernel-devel-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686

vmplayer CLI also showed as follows:

In case failure:

filename: /lib/modules/2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686/misc/vmmon.ko
supported: external
license: GPL v2
description: VMware Virtual Machine Monitor.
author: VMware, Inc.
depends:
vermagic: 2.6.32-279.el6.i686 SMP mod_unload modversions 686

In case success:

filename: /lib/modules/2.6.32-279.el6.i686/misc/vmmon.ko
supported: external
license: GPL v2
description: VMware Virtual Machine Monitor.
author: VMware, Inc.
depends:
vermagic: 2.6.32-279.el6.i686 SMP mod_unload modversions 686
2013-01-03 xx:xx:xx 6029 adaptor daemon booted
2013-01-03 xx:xx:xx 6031 connector "vmlocal" booted

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toracat
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Can you post the output returned by:

rpm -qa kernel\* | sort

and :

uname -mr

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takao46
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QUOTE (toracat @ Jan 3 2013, 02:58 AM)
Can you post the output returned by:

rpm -qa kernel\* | sort

and :

uname -mr


That showed as follows:

# rpm -qa kernel\* | sort
kernel-2.6.32-279.14.1.el6.i686
kernel-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686
kernel-2.6.32-279.el6.i686
kernel-devel-2.6.32-279.14.1.el6.i686
kernel-devel-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686
kernel-devel-2.6.32-279.el6.i686
kernel-doc-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.noarch
kernel-firmware-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.noarch
kernel-headers-2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686
# uname -mr
2.6.32-279.el6.i686 i686

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toracat
 Posted: Jan 3 2013, 04:11 PM
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Hmm, you do have all kernel-devel packages installed. Looks to me like this is not a problem with the host but rather your guest (Windows?).

My only other suggestion is to try the VMWare forums [if you do not hear from others here].

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takao46
 Posted: Jan 4 2013, 02:24 PM
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QUOTE (toracat @ Jan 4 2013, 01:11 AM)
Hmm, you do have all kernel-devel packages installed. Looks to me like this is not a problem with the host but rather your guest (Windows?).

My only other suggestion is to try the VMWare forums [if you do not hear from others here].


Thanks for the reply many times until now... smile.gif

Unfortunately, I've posted VMware Forum several times regarding
this issue as I mentined at the begenning of this post.
But I 've not got any decisive answer or solution there yet... http://www.madjacksports.com/forum/images/smilies/facepalm.gif

I guess it seems to be due to any hardware compatibility,
because I encountered again after the recent re-installation
of Scientific and VMware Player on the same machine.
I intend to replace Core 2 Quad CPU or VGA card with
another new ones (but CPU is used) in these days.

Any more advice by anyone would be greatly appreciated. biggrin.gif

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Cellbiologist
 Posted: Jan 18 2013, 02:29 PM
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QUOTE (takao46 @ Jan 2 2013, 12:51 PM)
Hi all,

At the beginning, I must say my apologize for multiple posts
between VMware Community and this site,
but please forgive me for this post because I've had trouble
with the titled issue for several months...

Now I use VMware Player 5.0.1 (32bit) under the following environment:

Host OS: Scientific Linux release 6.3 (Carbon) 32bit
Kernel: 2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz (TDP 105W)
Total memory: 8GB
Swap: 16GB
HDD: 2TB

Guest OS: WIndows 7 Professional Ultimate 64bit (CPU Allocation 1、Memory 2GB)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (CPU Allocation 1、Memory 2GB)

Under the above environment, Guest OSs won't start up and Host OS forcely reboots right now.

Now they can start only on kernel-2.6.32-279.el6.i686 which is initial version after the installation of Scientific 6.3 finished.

Personally, I think this issue will be due to Kernel update, but don't know what I should do.

Please let me know if anyone know any work-around or solution for it.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
takao46

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Cellbiologist
 Posted: Jan 18 2013, 02:45 PM
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QUOTE (takao46 @ Jan 2 2013, 12:51 PM)
Hi all,

At the beginning, I must say my apologize for multiple posts
between VMware Community and this site,
but please forgive me for this post because I've had trouble
with the titled issue for several months...

Now I use VMware Player 5.0.1 (32bit) under the following environment:

Host OS: Scientific Linux release 6.3 (Carbon) 32bit
Kernel: 2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.i686
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz (TDP 105W)
Total memory: 8GB
Swap: 16GB
HDD: 2TB

Guest OS: WIndows 7 Professional Ultimate 64bit (CPU Allocation 1、Memory 2GB)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (CPU Allocation 1、Memory 2GB)

Under the above environment, Guest OSs won't start up and Host OS forcely reboots right now.


Now they can start only on kernel-2.6.32-279.el6.i686 which is initial version after the installation of Scientific 6.3 finished.

Personally, I think this issue will be due to Kernel update, but don't know what I should do.

Please let me know if anyone know any work-around or solution for it.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
takao46


I doubt it is your problem, but when I upgraded to new 5.01 VMWare player using SL 6.3 it failed, complained about missing modules etc. Like an idiot I had assumed that the compiler for recompiling modules, kernel etc. was loaded when I updated to SL6.3. But it was not, hence it could not recompile necessary missing modules for VMWare player 5.01 and would not run the guest Windows OS that had worked fine up until the VMWare player upgrade. A stupid error on my part, but one that I only recognized when I watched the error messages in the terminal.
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takao46
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Hi Cellbiologist,

Thanks for the reply and sorry for my so late one to it... wacko.gif


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I doubt it is your problem, but when I upgraded to new 5.01 VMWare player using SL 6.3 it failed, complained about missing modules etc.  Like an idiot I had assumed that the compiler for recompiling modules, kernel etc.  was loaded when I updated to SL6.3.  But it was not, hence it could not recompile necessary missing modules for VMWare player 5.01 and would not run the guest Windows OS that had worked fine up until the VMWare player upgrade. A stupid error on my part, but one that I only recognized when I watched the error messages in the terminal.


Referring to your mention, I've re-installed VMware Player followed by updating to the latest kernel 2.6.32-279.22.1.el6.i686 and still existing the issue. After then, syslog showed modinfo segmentation fault somewhat like your environment.

I searched internet again and found the following post:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1183126

Finally, I solved this issue by the method below although I didn't know whether it was really correct:

mv /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary.old

vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

Thanks all for all the assistances in this post! http://th166.photobucket.com/albums/u117/rdshear/Smiley%20Faces/th_smiley-face-thumbs-up.gif

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