First of all, I'm completely new to Linux, and have very limited experience with command line interfaces in Mac OSX (the OS that I'm used to). Please pitch any replies at the appropriate level
I've installed Mandriva Spring 2010 Free in a Parallels Desktop 5 VM running inside Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
Parallels has a set of tools that I need to install to make the VM play nicely with my host OS. It is here that I'm running into problems. When trying to install Parallels Tools I get a warning that 'Some components needed for parallels tools installation are missing in your system;. I'm offered the chance to download them automatically. This download always fails and I'm told that I need to download 'kernel sources' manually and try again.
After some considerable research (remember I'm TOTALLY new to Linux) I found out what this means and have installed what I believe are the correct files using the 'install and remove software' window. As I understand it, I need to download the source files of the kernel I am using (exactly the same version), so I now have:
kernel-desktop-latest - Version 188.8.131.52
kernel-source-latest - Version 184.108.40.206
These are 'virtual rpm's that make sure i always have the latest kernel versions, which as I understand it means that I should have the latest kernel and corresponding kernels sources... but I still get the damn error message telling me to install 'kernel sources' when I try to run the parallels tools installer.
Any thoughts/help would be greatly appreciated!