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I'm installing VMware Workstation 5 and it's got me stumped at the "directory of C header files" prompt. Anybody know where these are. Hunted all over, tried several tricks to locate them (unusable results via fgrep), Googled 'til my eyes and fingers got sore, but no joy.
One from Column A (keos, good idea, but too unfocused to use - but excellent thinking), and one fromColumn B (Gnashley, it needs the C headers that match the kernel - and yes, it will match all this against the kernel number, so both are needed). The ***exact*** error is:
"What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
Any attempt to fake it out by giving it just the C headers produces an error about how the C headers are nice and all, but ***not*** the ones used to compile the kernel. I've encountered advice for other distros that says I need to install the C Headers for my distro (Amigo), but haven't a clue how to do that ***or*** if that would fix the problem.
Usually these things are looking for one of several files called version.h or something. These files are generated when you configure or compile a kernel on your machine.
In order to do this on Amigo, you'll need to install
kernel source code be sure and match running version or later if you'd like to upgrade your running kernel. install:
Then, after unpacking the source code in /usr/src create a link to the folder:
ln -s linux-2.4.29 linux
Just saving the configuration may be enough for vmware to do it's thing. If not, compile a kernel by typing:
Now I'm sure that vmware has what it needs -you don't HAVE to install the kernel, unless it is a different version from what you are running.
Keep getting hit with a missing modversions.h file error. All the other parts run smoothoy up 'til that. Tried lots of ways to get around it, Googled all over, but no joy. Apparently modversions.h is 100% missing from AmigoLinux, but VMware needs it. How do I get a copy of it (Kernel 2.4.25) and just copy it into the correct dir so VMware can finish its installation.
You can get a copy of the source code for kernel 2.4.25 from kernel.org.
You may need to actually configure and compile a kernel in order for the modversions.h header file to be generated. This doesn't mean that you have to install it(new kernel), though.
Decided to just go balls out and added a blankfile (modversions.h) where the installer was looking for it ***and*** VMware installed and runs. Apparently it doesn't need that modversions.h file in Amigo, but the installer looks for it anyway?