Saturday, May 12, 2007

VMware USB support on Open SuSE 10.2...

Well past few days, was fighting ard this problem, had got windows Xp running on vmware on Open SuSE 10.2 for downloading all tht podcasts frm iTunes(yeah, it still doesnt come on linux :( )... only to realize tht USB doesn't work...'n da solution that google gave me, was 'recompile the kernel'....
'n as ne other person had hrd all these scary stories of how things can go horribly long....'n in the end, the need overcame my hesitance so i plunged in.... 'n it was so easy!!!!!
or was i just plain lucky? :)
Neways it did take lot of time on a 4G RAM m/ on low end m/cs you can just imagine how much longer it will take....

Well here are the steps i followed -
1. Install kernel-sources and kernel-syms
2. copy .config and Modules.symvers from /usr/src/linux-obj/ to /usr/src/linux
(Note: on my 10.2 system this was already achieved with symlinks. I simply cd to /usr/src/linux and continued with the following commands)
3. make oldconfig
4. make menuconfig, select the usbfs (found in Device Drivers > USB Support > USB device filesystem)
5. make modules && make modules_install (have a cuppa - takes a while to complete)
6. change noauto to auto for the usbfs in fstab
7. reboot
8. ta-da


No comments: