[Centos] VMWare problems on CentOS 3.3 x86-64

Ryan Rothert ryan at rothert.com
Sat Dec 11 02:10:32 UTC 2004

I ran into this same problem with x86-64 and VMWare GSX server, VMWare
does not officially support x86-64 yet. 
The VMWare binaries are 32bit...


-----Original Message-----
From: centos-admin at caosity.org [mailto:centos-admin at caosity.org] On
Behalf Of Will Dinkel
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 9:55 AM
To: Rob Beard
Cc: centos at caosity.org
Subject: Re: [Centos] VMWare problems on CentOS 3.3 x86-64

Your system does have an ld-linux installed, it's just the 64-bit
version from glibc x86_64:


Looks like VMWare needs the 32-bit ld-linux.so.2, which comes in glibc
i686.  Execute "yum install glibc.i686".  Hopefully that'll get you

On Fri, 2004-12-10 at 04:35, Rob Beard wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'm hoping someone can help with a problem I'm having getting VMWare 
> to work on CentOS 3.3 (x86-64).
> I recently downloaded VMWare workstation 4.5 (not sure of exact 
> version number but its the latest version as of yesterday).  I was 
> hoping to run CentOS as my main OS and then use VMWare to still 
> support Windows XP machines and run the couple of applications which
refuse to work properly under Wine.
> I installed the RPM okay, ran the configuration script fro VMWare, 
> however when it comes to running VMware I get a message about a 
> missing libaray - "ld- linux.so.2".
> I did a search on the hard disk and couldn't find it.  I also couldn't

> find an RPM package (either source or binary) to install.
> Everything else on CentOS seems to be going okay, its really fast 
> compared to Suse 9.1 which I was running previously (not sure if thats

> because I'm running a 64-bit OS or that CentOS doesn't have as much
running at once?).
> Could anyone suggest how I can get this library?
> Regards,
> Rob
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