-   Linux - Server (
-   -   kernel headers version for VM Ware Server (

Fedora8Beg 03-16-2008 02:32 PM

kernel headers version for VM Ware Server
Hello ..

I am a new Bee ...

Main Goal to install VM Ware Sever on FC 8 32 bit Kernel-PAE

Installed Fedora 8 32 Bit Kernel-PAE version on my DL580 G2 Server with 8 GB Ram .

I followed many other threads for Kernel-devel and install kerenel Header version without the PAE.

by using

yum install kernel-devel

but the Kerenel-header version is nor recognized by VM ware server and I am getting the error mentioned below :-

The directory of kernel headers (version does not match your running kernel (version Even if the module were to compile successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.[/B]

Please help me to find the suitable kernel header for my kernel version version


hzaagman 03-17-2008 05:28 AM

I've some memories on this kind op problem.
Two steps to solve the problem :
1. get the kernel-sources for your running kernel
2. make a new kernel : linux.h is then generated for your running kernel
It is NOT necessary to install the new compiled kernel
On the internet are a lot of places where these steps are explained in detail

Fedora8Beg 03-17-2008 08:35 AM

How this will help to install the VM Ware can you please explain ?

lord-fu 03-17-2008 09:21 AM

Hi you may need petris any-to-any patch for vmwareand new kernels(do a google search for it),
you have the wrong sources. Do not think that yum is always smart enough to download the correct version for you(happened to me many times). By looking above, indeed it does look like the wrong headers are installed.


Fedora8Beg 03-17-2008 11:36 AM

Thanks I will try the petris any-to-any patch today but the problem is that the Kernel Headers are wrong .I am able to install VM Ware and every thing without any problem without the PAE kernel.But lose my 8 GB RAM.

If you can guide where I can get the Kernel-header RPM for version will be great.

lord-fu 03-18-2008 07:43 AM

You will need petris patch if it is a newer kernel anyways, but whats


yum search kernel-devel-$[uname -r]
tell you?


Fedora8Beg 03-18-2008 08:15 AM

Hello All,

Last Night I was able to solve this problem.I had remove my version as I was not able to download or install the Kernel-PAE-Devel for this Kernel.

I removed this kernel,Reinstalled kernel Version

Please note with this Kernel Version you need the vmware-any-any-update116.tar.gz patch to install VM Ware server.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:32 PM.