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Old 05-02-2006, 03:00 PM   #1
Seigie
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Urgent - Trying to install vmware 5 on fedora 5


Could some one help me please. I am trying to install vmware 5.0 on Fedora and I keep on getting the following kernel error.

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

The header files in /usr/include are generally for C libraries, not for the
running kernel. If you do not have kernel header files in your /usr/src
directory, you probably do not have the kernel-source package installed. Are you
sure that /usr/include contains the header files associated with your running
kernel? [no] yes

The directory of kernel headers (version 2.4.20) does not match your running
kernel (version 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5). Even if the module were to compile
successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.

Any help would be greatly appreciated it, I've been working on this for a couple of days now.

Thanks

Seigie
 
Old 05-02-2006, 03:14 PM   #2
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ok, you installed the kernel-headers? how did you install them? from the error it looks like you have the wrong ones installed. are you booting multiple kernels?
 
Old 05-02-2006, 03:28 PM   #3
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I just did a fresh install with the default kernel as being version 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5. The other kernel just came from the vmware install. However I was reading a thread and it said to do the yum install kernel-devel. Which I did. I am still getting the same error however this time I am getting.

The directory of kernel headers (version 2.6.16-1.2096_FC5) does not match your
running kernel (version 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5). Even if the module were to compile
successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.

Is their a way that I could change my running kernel to 2.6.16-1.2096_FC5 vice 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5.

Maybe this would solve the problem.

Thanks
 
Old 05-02-2006, 03:54 PM   #4
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you can upgrade your kernel to x.x.xx-x.2096. If you did a fresh install, get the kernel-headers from the cd you installed from and install them
 
Old 05-02-2006, 08:10 PM   #5
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Ok I will try it and thanks for the all the help bosewicht I really appreciate it. I don't suppose you would happen to know what the kernel-header file would called. Anyways thanks again...
 
Old 05-02-2006, 08:38 PM   #6
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it should be called kernel-headers
 
Old 05-03-2006, 08:36 AM   #7
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Thanks Again..

Mel
 
  


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