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Old 06-17-2008, 05:02 PM   #1
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Question Install VMware-server-1.0.5 on SLED 10 SP2 I downloaded the .rpm.

Hello - I am new to Linux and I have to learn it for work. Everything I try to install does not work! For now I have downloaded VMware-server-1.0.5-80187.i386.rpm I double click to open and put in my root password - I get to a software Installer which I choose Install and it looks like it works, but I do not see any sign of it. Reboot and My video, mouse and keyboard do not work . I have to login for command line and delete the program.
Do you have any instructions for installing VMServer. I need instructions for the Novell client as well. I can't find any for SLED 10 SP2.

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Old 06-17-2008, 06:45 PM   #2
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I installed VMWare Server 1.0.1 on SUSE 10.0 OSS a few years ago and I think I had similar problems. I definitely remember that I couldn't get it to install from the rpm, but then I downloaded the tar.gz package instead, followed the instructions in the VMWare Server admin manual and it worked like a charm.

My problem might be completely unrelated to yours, but it could be worth trying to install from the tar.gz instead of the rpm. And I definitely recommend reading the manual first, it's time well spent!
Old 06-18-2008, 10:25 AM   #3
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What kernel version is on your SLED 10 SP2 install? You may need to download the vmware-any-any patch latest version to get it working.

Also, after you install the RPM, you have to run the to configure VMware before it will actually work.
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ran in Terminal
I had to install a C compiler - did that by looking in Yast for gcc and did the install.
ran the again
Then I got the below error:

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

The path "/usr/src/linux/include" is not an existing directory.

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

I finally found my kernel version:

What is my next step?
How do I find the locaton of the C header files???
Thank you !!!!
Old 06-18-2008, 02:35 PM   #5
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I think you might need to search the available packages in YAST and install the "kernel-headers" package to provide those... then re-run the to re-start the install.
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Ok what it all boils down to is I had to install the c and c++ compilers and the kernel source package for my computer. Dumb me for thinking you must have a kernel package to start with. After that, the finished the setup and I now have a VMware Server on my SLED 10 SP2 machine.
Now if I can get the Novell Client and some kind of wrapper to install my Windows stuff, I can get back to work! Thank you all for your help.


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