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Old 08-01-2006, 01:10 PM   #1
nitrohuffer2001
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vmware server - Core 5 install problems


Hello, I have just installed the latest release of vmware server from the vmware website. when I attempt to run the /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl I get this:
What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include] <enter>
The path "/usr/src/linux/include" is not an existing directory.

So I assume that I do not have the kernel sources in stalled? I tried yum install kernel-source and taht failed.

How do I fix this?

thx
 
Old 08-01-2006, 03:42 PM   #2
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You may just need to install the latest any-any-update, available at "mirror.vmmatrix.net/vmware-any-any-update" and other places.

Just untar the file, change to the newly created directory and run ./runme-pl. I haven't used vmware server, but have had to use these updates for workstation. I am not positive but it seems that you may need to have the "kernel-devel" package installed also
 
Old 08-22-2006, 10:51 AM   #3
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In order to get the c header files in FC5, you need to install the kernel-devel rpm package. Also install the xinetd rpm package, otherwise you will get a port number conflict error. yum install xinted-2.3.13 (at the time of this posting that was the version of xinetd)

Then, run the /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl, Accept the license agreement and when the installer asks for the C header files put the following value: /usr/src/kernels/2.6.17-1.2174_FC5-i686/include/

The perl installer will automatically find the linux directory and all the C header files.

The rest of the VMWare configuration is up to you



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Originally Posted by ahab
You may just need to install the latest any-any-update, available at "mirror.vmmatrix.net/vmware-any-any-update" and other places.

Just untar the file, change to the newly created directory and run ./runme-pl. I haven't used vmware server, but have had to use these updates for workstation. I am not positive but it seems that you may need to have the "kernel-devel" package installed also

Last edited by juansi2000; 08-22-2006 at 11:05 AM.
 
  


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