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Old 06-30-2006, 12:36 AM   #1
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Question Kernal-Devel-x.x.x.x.x

Hey all,

I am trying to install and setup vmware. After hours of bits and peices of forum scanning and google/linux searching I figured out what i need to do to get vmware running on my Fedora 5 x86_64 bit system. However I am having a HELL of a time trying to locate the file that I need.

From the information I gathered from the many posts floating around about getting vmware to run. I have done the following.

1) GCC compiler is installed
2) downloaded vmware-any-any-update101

The problem is I need the C header files to install and finish the vmware update. Hence I get the following error.

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

Now from the research I did I know that this needs to point /usr/src/kernels/2.6.17-1.2139_FC5/include

This is based on running the uname -r command

The problem is I only have




So I know I need to locate kernel-devel-2.6.17-1.2139_FC5.x86_64.rpm

I have been searching for it and am not able to locate it through google. I have also searched directly and also cannot locate it.

Does anyone have any ideas on where I could locate this rpm? Or is there something I am missing? such as I did updates and it therefore changed the version of my kernal to a custom one which will not have an devel rpm? Any help on this and I would be very grateful.

Thanks, Dan
Old 06-30-2006, 02:42 PM   #2
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yum install kernel-devel
Hope this helps

Old 06-30-2006, 10:41 PM   #3
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Well that command before did not help as it gave me the above two kernels listed. But I did format and install the 32 bit of linux reguardless. If 64 bit linux is anything like windows 64 the support will be less then spectactular and I do not run enough critical programs to justify running such an application nor subject myself to that type of tourture when trying to learn a new OS.

However for an update I do have VMware up and running and currently install windowsXP on it as we speak. So Once I get much more comfortable with Linux (including using WINEX to run games and what not) I will be doing a full conversion


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