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Old 01-29-2006, 12:31 PM   #1
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Installing VM Ware

Last night I installed VMware to run Windows XP on top of linux (I chose to use Linux only and Windows as a VM). The version I currently have dosn't come with modules for the newest linux kernel but it does for the one that came with suse 10.0. When I run the setup script for vmware it always ask me where Is the source files located. My real question is where is the kernel source installed when its installed using YaST installer? I already know that I have to have GCC compiler installed for the program to compile from the kernel.
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/usr/src/linux/ is the current kernel, /usr/src/linux-version should contain previous sources.
Old 01-29-2006, 12:56 PM   #3
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All distros I know put there kernel source in /usr/src. And usually there is a softlink called /usr/src/linux that points to something like usr/src/linux-<kernel-version>. But sometimes the directory /usr/src/linux can be a real one. When you install vmware even if it does not have the modules it will use info from your current running kernel source to build the needed modules. If you update the kernel you will need to rerun the command to build the vmmon modules for that kernel.

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Old 01-29-2006, 01:00 PM   #4
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Thank you guys. That was a fast responce. Forums like this is helping me transition into linux alot easier. Im quickly appraching the intermediate level of understanding linux.


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