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Old 12-31-2012, 11:31 AM   #1
shahgols
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Problem installing VMWare Tools in Debian


Hi everyone,

I have searched through the net looking for an answer for my problem, but have been unsuccessful. I have a Win 7 Pro, and I installed Debian and installed the updates and kernel headers. I then tried to install the VMWare Tools, but it fails with the following:

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Searching for a valid kernel header path...
The path ""is not a valid path to the 2.6.32-5-amd64 kernel headers.
Would you like to change it?

Enter the path to the kernel header files for the 2.6.32-5-amd64 kernel? /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.32-5-amd64/include/linux

The path "/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.32-5-amd64/include/linux" is not a valid path to the 2.6.32-5-amd64 kernel headers.
Would you like to change it? [yes]
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Any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-01-2013, 03:19 AM   #2
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Install meta-package linux-headers-amd64 and try again.
 
Old 01-02-2013, 11:40 AM   #3
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Thanks Jim, but it didn't work, I am having the same problem.
 
Old 01-02-2013, 12:02 PM   #4
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Installing the build-essential package did the trick. Thanks for your help.
 
  


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