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SubjectRe: VMWare will not run on kernel 2.4.0-test11
On Thu, Nov 23, 2000 at 12:07:01PM -0800, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> I just compiled and installed kernel 2.4.0-test11. Upon rebooting,
> vmware-2.0.3-786 refused to run. Running resulted in a
> the following message:
> "Your processor does not have a Time Stamp Counter. VMware will
> not run on this system."
> Since (1) my hardware has not changed, (2) this VMware release ran
> perfectly on 2.4.0-test10, and (3) I changed nothing but the kernel in
> between 2.4.0-test10 and 2.4.0-test11, I feel quite confident in believing
> that I do indeed possess a Time Stamp Counter (whatever such a fabulous
> beast may be), but for some reason VMware is unable to detect its presence
> when running on kernel 2.4.0-test11. Evidently there has been some change
> in the kernel which renders VMware unable to detect this mysterious - but
> apparently crucial - feature.
> I would appreciate any insights from either kernel folks or VMware folks
> as to where this problem may lie, with an eventual aim of patching either
> VMware or the kernel to allow VMware to run on this kernel.

It's probably due to /proc/cpuinfo change - 'flags' has changed to 'features'.

Jan Dvorak <>
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