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Old 06-04-2009, 12:32 AM   #1
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vmware server installation in fedora9

hi all........

I am trying to install vmware on my fedora9..but it is asking What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include] so i installed kernel-headers-2.6.25-14.fc9.i386.rpm

but i am not getting where this got installed to give the path to vmware installation...

anyone please help me .............

Thanks in advance....
Old 06-04-2009, 01:01 AM   #2
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I think the kernel headers land in /usr/src/kernels/<kernel-version>/...

But you shouldn't install a specific RPM like you said, but just do 'yum install kernel-headers' which will let yum decide which ones to install based on which kernel you have installed. Are you sure you're running kernel version 2.6.25-14.fc9? Do a 'uname -r' to find out.
Old 06-04-2009, 01:07 AM   #3
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/usr/src/kernel is not there ...yum will not work because proxy will not allow ...please help me where i can find kernel headers...
Old 06-04-2009, 08:13 AM   #4
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Obviously you don't have the kernel-devel package installed on your system. Run
$ rpm -qa kernel*
to see what you have installed,
$ uname -a
to see which kernel package is the active one, then run
$ yum install kernel-devel
to intall whatever is needed.

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Old 06-04-2009, 08:30 AM   #5
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Kernel headers are located is the default yum repos.

To get through the proxy with yum try this is your bash_profile
export http_proxy=proxy-iportnum

Then try yum. If not you will need to browse to the repo with firefox and download the kernel-devel and kernel-headers.

If you still have errors you cat search fro a perl package called vmware-any-any

This works for kernels that don't have dirrect VMWare support
Old 06-04-2009, 08:42 AM   #6
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If the system is a base install direct off the DVD with no Yum updates the kernel-devel package you need will be on the Install DVD under packages. Else you can use the http_proxy=proxyaddress as root then yum install kernel-devel


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