Well yes fair comment, I could have elaborated a touch to avoid pointed comment...........
This originally was a post to find out if it worked. I got no response so after 3 weeks I decided I would risk trying it as I wanted to use 2010 and someone has to test I guess as understandably VMware is not high on the list of priorities in this forum.
It wouldn't install, couldn't find the headers and many hours of searching and trying different things got me nowhere. As it happened I was under time constraints as alluded to in this post, I asked for help re: headers in a different post and didn't get any reply, post since deleted by me as there were no replies, it was no longer relevant, I didn't want to waste anyones time when the post had nothing useful to offer.
I then tried the vmware image in virtualbox, it worked but I hit network problems, posted a query got good help, thankyou again all, but ended up totally reinstalling my most relevant images.
I didn't see the point is wasting more time, and money on VMware when I needed a solution soon as and there seemed little available support in these forums should it all turn to custard, and especially after having discovered Virtualbox has matured enough since I last tried it to be useful for my purposes.
pinoc it's great you got 7.0.1 to work inside another virtual machine, can you confirm this also works in a non virtualized setting, do you by chance know if vmware 7.0.1 has any advantages over Virtualbox 1.6, (latest 1.8 version doesn't seem to work so well), anyway it's certainly a step forwards from where I was, and you have now let everyone know about it, but I can't help noticing it is not 6.5.xx
sorry couldn't resist that
However my experience remains that 6.5.4 doesn't install to useabilty on kernel 220.127.116.11 in a non virtualized setting because it can't find the headers. I agree with you when you infer 6.5 is old news hence in part was the reason I didn't elaborate.
What I can add is that as a user of vmware for several years now on a daily work basis in comparison Virtual box seems to have better performance in the copy and paste department (crucial to my work), although it does however sometimes lag in the sharing folders department, but hey it works, and I get to earn a crust, still aiming for the butter and jam though.