Installing VMWare Workstation 6.5.2 On BackTrack 4

As usual, brand new kernel woes with VMware. Here’s a quick way to patch up VMware 6.5.2 to get the modules to compile.  Start by downloading and installing VMWare Workstation 6.5.2.

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Once that’s done, run the following commands:

rmmod kvm_intel kvm
echo blacklist kvm >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
cd /tmp
wget www.offensive-security.com/tools/bt4-vmware-workstation-patch.tar.bz2
tar jxpf bt4-vmware-workstation-patch.tar.bz2
chmod 755 vmware-6.5.2-modules-2.6.29-fix*
./vmware-6.5.2-modules-2.6.29-fix.sh
vmware-modconfig –console –install-all
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Done!