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Old 09-05-2008, 11:17 AM   #1
Torensmith
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issues loading vmware 1.06 on centos5


Hello

I get this when loading vmware 1.06 on centos5:

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]

I typed this: /usr/include

And got this:

The header files in /usr/include are generally for C libraries, not for the
running kernel. If you do not have kernel header files in your /usr/src
directory, you probably do not have the kernel-source package installed. Are
you sure that /usr/include contains the header files associated with your
running kernel? [no]

Yes I am new to linux and am studying for cert. I Have no experience with it and now I have to use it as an OS.

Can anyone help?

Thanks

Toren
 
Old 09-05-2008, 02:35 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LQ. What you want is to install the development package for your current kernel. Try running 'yum -y install kernel-devel'. Provided you run one stock kernel with one development package the directory to point VMware to you then can find running 'rpm -ql kernel-devel | head -1'.

[EDIT]Please check the VMware site. 1.0.7 has been released addressing security issues. Updating seems the prudent thing to do.[/EDIT]

Last edited by unSpawn; 09-07-2008 at 05:28 AM. Reason: Update note added.
 
  


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