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Old 12-16-2009, 12:27 AM   #1
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C Headers directory VMwareTools installation in VMwareFusion 3.0 & Gentoo Sabayon 5.0

I'm new to the Gentoo scene and have been having continuing issues installing VMware Tools in Sabayon 5.0. The latest problem is locating the C Headers.

Here is the syntax:

Searching for a valid kernel header path...
The path "" is not valid.
Would you like to change it? [yes] 

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
I've encountered this before (and figured it out) in a Fedora environment, but have not found a solution for Sabayon 5.0.

So far I've run upgrade & update via equo and am familiar with the normal installation method for VMTools in other distros. I've also found forums discussing successful installation methods for older versions, however they have not worked using Sabayon 5 & VMW 3. Has anyone successfully installed VMTools in a Sabayon 5.0 environment? I'd really appreciate some pointers; Sabayon looks really promising but I can't afford to run it natively. VMware is my only real option at the moment, and VM Tools seems pretty much necessary to get the most out of the OS.

Last edited by islandinthesnow; 12-16-2009 at 12:30 AM.
Old 12-16-2009, 04:20 PM   #2
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This basically means you need to install the kernel-source that matches the current running kernel. This permit VMWare to build it's kernel modules. Do you have the kernel-source installed?
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