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Mad Penguin: HOWTO Install Vmware 5 on Slackware 10.1

May 27, 2005, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adam Doxtater)

[ Thanks to SilentBob4 for this link. ]

"VMware expects a traditional SysV init as found on popular Linux distributions such as Red Hat, Fedora, and Mandriva Linux, when it installs its services. It expects to write to a structure such as /etc/init.d/rcx.d (where X represents the various runlevels). Slackware is not setup like this at all since it uses the BSD init system, placing all of it's scripts in a flat format located in the /etc/rc.d/ directory. It's actually a very simple way to organize things, as SysV in my opinion is overly complicated. In any event, you can get around this issue by creating a 'dummy' init directory for VMware to install to. If it isn't present, VMware will fail miserably..."

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