Configure vmware-tools without an initrd image?

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – Is it possible to run vmware-tools without an initrd? I don't know why I should use an initrd and it makes my kernel compilation more complicated. I can boot into my kernel without initrd but when I want to install vmware-tools it gives me an error message: There was an error generating the initrd (1). Error /sbin/mkinitd -k vmlinuz... Can I reboot? Edit: It doesn't work without initrd. I've temporarily enabled it and it adds Kernel Modules: vmxnet3 vmxnet to the initrd? (HowTos)