Update 21-03-2008

Please see my updated instructions for VMware Workstation 6.0.3 – It will also work for 6.0.2

When running vmware-config.pl for VMware Workstation 6.0.2 (build 59824) one is presented with this error:

Unknown VMware Workstation 6.0.2 build 59824 detected. Building for
Workstation 6.0.0.
Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.24-4-generic/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD
SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-4-generic'
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/driverLog.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/common/comport.o
  CC [M]  /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/common/cpuid.o
In file included from include/asm/bitops.h:2,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/common/vmx86.h:19,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/common/hostif.h:18,
                 from /tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/common/cpuid.c:15:
include/asm/bitops_32.h:9:2: error: #error only <linux/bitops.h> can be
included directly
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/common/cpuid.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-4-generic'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.

For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems,
please visit our Web site at
"http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/modules.html" and

Execution aborted.

No worries the solution is right at hand – Simply follow the instuctions for 6.0.3.

Update (11-08-2008): I am told that this tricks also works for VMware Server 1.x. There is a problem with the Server Console but this can also be fixed.