ME9210 DigiEL 5.0 problem

I tried to create a VMWare virtual machine from the DigiEL 5.0 .iso. (fyi I did this successfully with DigiEL 4.2)

I got the following error when trying to install the VMWare-Tools:

—begin error msg—
Your kernel was built with “gcc” version “4.3.2”, while you are trying to use “/usr/bin/gcc” version “4.2.4”. This configuration is not recommended and VMware Tools may crash if you’ll continue. Please try to use exactly same compiler as one used for building your kernel. Do you want to gowith compiler “/usr/bin/gcc” version “4.2.4” anyway?
—end error msg—

If I elect to use the 4.2 compiler then I get other errors.

In the DigiEL 5.0 environment I executed the following ubuntu shell commands:
>cd /usr/bin
>ls -al gcc*
and got:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 2009-06-05 10:27 gcc -> gcc-4.2
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 193148 2008-10-26 09:24 gcc-4.2
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 208068 2009-01-23 12:20 gcc-4.3

The output shows that gcc is a link to gcc-4.2. If the system was built using gcc-4.3 then shoudn’t gcc link to gcc-4.3?

if this question is too narrow then the broader question I have is how do I install vmware-tools in a virtual machine for DigiEL 5.0?

Hello Tim,

one question: are the VMWare-Tools working, or not? I had the same problem with my VM, but the tools seem to work…

Kind regards,