Wednesday, January 4, 2017

VMware Workstation 12.5.2 patch for Linux Kernel 4.9

I've rounded up the working patches from the public posts and created my own patch files. You can use my updated VMware module compile script to patch it as well. It also does a bit of cleanup. Grab the script and the patch files from here. Once downloaded then make sure they are all in the same directory and you have made the script executable. Follow the rest of the steps below.

1) Directory should look like this:
# ls -al mkvm* *.patch
-rwxr-xr-x 1 cseader users 2965 Jan  4 21:11 mkvmwmods+patch.sh        
-rwxr-xr-x 1 cseader users 1457 Sep 26 15:47 mkvmwmods.sh
-rw-r--r-- 1 cseader users  650 Jan  4 19:16 vmmon-hostif.patch        
-rw-r--r-- 1 cseader users  650 Jan  4 21:21 vmnet-userif.patch
2) Execute with sudo or login as root

# ./mkvmwmods+patch.sh                                                
It will immediately start the cleanup and then extracting the VMware source. If the patch files are in the same Directory as it looks like above then it will patch the source for compiling against Kernel 4.9
                      

3) Now Start VMware Workstation.

Enjoy!
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