I've installed the VMware bundle without issues in my Ubuntu 16.04 (dual booth). When I try to run it and it tries compiling, it generates the following log, it can't compile vmmon:
... 2016-08-15T16:13:39.909+02:00| vthread-4| I125: Successfully extracted the vmmon source. 2016-08-15T16:13:39.910+02:00| vthread-4| I125: Building module with command "/usr/bin/make -j8 -C /tmp/modconfig-SUMBLV/vmmon-only auto-build HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/4.4.0-34-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc IS_GCC_3=no" 2016-08-15T16:13:40.934+02:00| vthread-4| W115: Failed to build vmmon. Failed to execute the build command.
I've started troubleshooting the problem by searching on the web and I've changed the get_user_pages method name to get_user_pages_remote both in vmnet.tar and vmmon.tar in their directory, but it hasn't solved the problem, vmmon still won't compile.
When starting VMware with gksudo via the terminal I get the following error messages:
Starting VMware services: Virtual machine monitor failed Virtual machine communication interface done VM communication interface socket family done Blocking file system done Virtual ethernet done VMware Authentication Daemon done
Thinking it would've been a graphic card related issue I've successfully installed the NVidia drivers for my graphic card, disabled Secure Boot by using the MOK management utility when booting up after having installed them. I've also disabled Secure Boot in my BIOS, it's an Asus laptop.
I forgot to install the VMWare bundle using gksudo, I thought it was unlikely the problem source, but I'll point this out just for accuracy sake.
The kernel version is 4.4.0-34-generic. I've read it should be up to the VMWare team to patch this kernel version, is there a quick fix to solve this or should I shoot for Virtualbox and get it over with?
I have some virtual machine images I'd like to import from somewhere else.
Thanks for reading.