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Old 06-04-2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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Problem installing VMwareTools on Debian Mint Guest OS

During the VMware Tools installation program script thing, it asks for "The location of the directory of the C header files matching your running kernel".
I've found my headers in /usr/src/linux-headers2.6.39-2-486, however it returns the error
The directory of kernel headers (version @@VMWARE@@ UTS-RELEASE) does not match your running kernel (version 2.6.39-2-486).
I cannot find anything in these directories about "@@VMWARE@@ UTS-RELEASE".
I've tried
$ uname -r
nano /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.39-2-486/include/linux/version.h
contains only
#define LINUX_VERSION_CODE 132647
#define KERNEL_VERSION(a,b,c) (((a) << 16) + ((b) << 8) + (c))
What can I do to make it accept this directory, shall I find the file that mentions "@@VMWARE@@..." or just start a new virtual machine from scratch? I've also got an ubuntu VM that has VMware tools, and it installed with no difficulties at all!
Old 06-04-2012, 11:49 PM   #2
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This might help,run the command

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.39
Old 06-05-2012, 05:02 PM   #3
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linux-headers-2.6.39-2-486 is already the newest version.
linux-headers-2.6.39-2-common is already the newest version.


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