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Old 11-16-2008, 09:27 PM   #1
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fedora 10 vmware


hey i have fedora 10 preview, i want to use vmware 6.5 workstation.

i installed it correctly but when i start it up i get a message saying it cant find the kernel headers in hte default place. i installed kernel-devel and some kernel headers package in the repos but it doesnt work.

anyone else have this problem? i kinda need help soon since i have a presentation on tuesday that i need windows for.

thanks.
 
Old 11-17-2008, 03:19 PM   #2
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try this:

Code:
uname -r
which will return, in my case:

Code:
2.6.24-21-generic
So I have to install like this:

Code:
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.24-21-generic
I'm not sure how you have to install these, but the information is relevant, you need to have the correct headers in place in order for any VM to run correctly, since they are required for kernel module compilation.
 
Old 11-17-2008, 07:45 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply. btw i think i am going to be ok for tomorrow but still would like to get this working if possible; just no time frame.

this is what i get

Quote:
[bashir@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost bashir]# uname -r
2.6.27.5-109.fc10.i686
[root@localhost bashir]# yum install linux-headers-2.6.27.5-109.f10.i686
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package linux-headers-2.6.27.5-109.f10.i686 available.
Nothing to do
[root@localhost bashir]#
 
Old 11-18-2008, 01:40 PM   #4
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it seems like the package xyz you are trying to install through yum isn't there in repos...

trythis

su -l

yum list all | grep linux-headers-*

and see if something resembles your requirement.

cheers!!
 
Old 11-26-2008, 06:13 AM   #5
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try something like:

yum install kernel-devel kernel-headers

That should give you what you want. Every time you upgrade the kernel though, you'll have to re-run the vmware-config.pl script. Also take a look at geekdom.wesmo.com/2008/11/14/fedora-10-vmware-workstation-650/ for a useful tip
 
Old 11-27-2008, 12:10 PM   #6
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Lightbulb Fedora 10 Inside Windows With VMware Player in Less Than 5 Minutes

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Originally Posted by random guy View Post
hey i have fedora 10 preview, i want to use vmware 6.5 workstation.

i installed it correctly but when i start it up i get a message saying it cant find the kernel headers in hte default place. i installed kernel-devel and some kernel headers package in the repos but it doesnt work.

anyone else have this problem? i kinda need help soon since i have a presentation on tuesday that i need windows for.

thanks.
Fedora 10 can be deployed in less than 5 minutes as ISO LiveCD with VMware player. A ready made virtual machine configuration file is available for free, as well as the detailed tutorial. What is the best part is the fact that this method of testing Linux distros inside Windows is valid in case of any other Linux distribution ISO LiveCD: you just have to edit one line of the .vmx file and run it with VMware player from the same directory with the ISO file.

Last edited by jtshaw; 12-01-2008 at 12:18 PM. Reason: Removed spammish links.
 
Old 12-09-2008, 07:27 PM   #7
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wrong kernel-headers for vmware on fedora 10?

Hey all, I have a similar problem in that yum and add/remove software are installing an 2.6.27.7-134.fc10.i386 version of the headers, but VMware workstation 6.5.1 is looking for kernel-headers-2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686.

When I run uname -a it shows:

[root@nfs1 vmware]# uname -a
Linux nfs1.oratest.com 2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686 #1 SMP Tue Nov 18 12:19:59 EST 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

and when I run uname -r it shows:

2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686

when I run yum list | grep kernel-header
kernel-headers.i386 2.6.27.7-134.fc10 installed
arm-gp2x-linux-kernel-headers.noarch 2.6.12.0-2.fc8 fedora


Any ideas what is going on? Is this a VMware bug, Fedora 10 issue, or something I can tweak somewhere to fix?

Thanks
 
Old 12-09-2008, 08:09 PM   #8
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problem fixed

hey all, I'm good now. Turns out Fedora updates automatically applied some fixes that changed my kernel to a newer version. Once I saw that I just rebooted and everything worked.
 
Old 12-09-2008, 09:05 PM   #9
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your still able to get updates? how did you fix that huge bug that prevents you from using packagekit?
 
Old 12-10-2008, 08:49 PM   #10
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there was another fix for that:

As root, edit: /etc/dbus-1/system.conf

and change the lines:

57,58
<allow send_requested_reply="true" send_type="method_return"/>
<allow send_requested_reply="true" send_type="error"/>

to:

<allow send_requested_reply="true"/>

and change:

66,67 (note really line 65 after the above change is done)

<allow receive_requested_reply="true" receive_type="method_return"/>
<allow receive_requested_reply="true" receive_type="error"/>

to

<allow receive_requested_reply="true" >

I forget if I needed to reboot afterward or not.
 
Old 01-27-2009, 11:14 PM   #11
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works now

I also had fedora 10 running kernel 2.6.27.12-170 and just installed vmware desktop 6.5

After install I tried to launch vmware desktop and got an error message about kernel-headers not being in the default location and it asking me where they were.

I ran 'sudo yum install kernel-devel kernel-headers' like beng21 showed above, rebooted OS and now I can launch vmware workstation.
 
Old 04-11-2009, 01:50 PM   #12
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Yupe it worked for me after install kernel-devel
 
Old 12-17-2009, 02:27 PM   #13
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Tested on Fedora 12

Fedora 12 installed from scratch. Do not attempt running vmware tools BEFORE updating (System menu/Administration/Software update), after that proceed with:
yum install kernel-devel kernel-headers

If not updated vmwaretools will not find the kernel sources path.

Regards,
Ramon Talavera
 
  


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