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Old 04-23-2004, 06:12 PM   #1
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I need some help installing VMware Workstation on my computer, im running Mandrake 10.0

i d/l VMwareWorkstation-3.0.0-1447.tar.gz to my /tmp directory, untar'd it and moved it to /usr/local/src and went into the vmware-distrib folder to run the

everything installs fine untill it gets to this point:

trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

"None of VMware Workstation's pre-built vmmon modules is suitable for your running kernel. Do you want this script to try to build the vmmon module for your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes]"

i hit yes and it asks me

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

i pointed it to /usr/include and i get this:

The directory of kernel headers (version 2.6.0) does not match your running
kernel (version 2.4.22-10mdk). Even if the module were to compile successfully,
it would not load into the running kernel.

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

and Im not sure what exactly it wants from me at this point. do i need a different version of VMware or perhaps do i need to direct this install program do a different directory?

thanks alot to anybody who can help
Old 04-23-2004, 07:25 PM   #2
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The kernel headers have to match the kernel you are running, in your case 2.4.22-10mdk. Either download the 2.4.22-10mdk source or upgrade your kernel to version 2.6.0. I am not sure if your version of VMWare is compatible with 2.6 kernels, so you may want to stick with the 2.4 series.
Old 04-23-2004, 11:52 PM   #3
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ah ok, thanks alot


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