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Old 02-23-2005, 12:56 PM   #1
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VMware 4.5.2 @ Debian | kernel 2.6.9-final

I'm trying to install VMware at my computer. The installation is done.. but now i have to configure the program..

I'm getting an errormessage while configuring.
This is my errormessage:
Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

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

Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]
I don't know what to do now..
This is my directory structure:
robin@ragbak:/usr/src$ ls

robin@ragbak:/usr/src$ ls linux
arch           drivers  MAINTAINERS     scripts          stamp-kernel-configure
conf.vars      fs       Makefile        security
COPYING        include  mm              sound            usr
CREDITS        init     Module.symvers  stamp-build      vmlinux
crypto         ipc      net             stamp-configure
debian         kernel   README          stamp-debian
Documentation  lib      REPORTING-BUGS  stamp-image

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Old 02-23-2005, 01:39 PM   #2
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I haven't installed VMWare, myself, but it's just looking for the kernel parts... you would take some of these same things into consideration if you ever manually configured/compiled your own kernel in debian as well.

Hopefull this helps:


Old 02-23-2005, 01:48 PM   #3
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If you are using the packaged kernels from Debian:
apt-get install kernel-headers-$(uname -r)
And then specify the directory /usr/src/kernel-headers-$(uname -r) when asked.

The $(uname -r) part expands to whatever version of the kernel you are using. E.g. in my case the kernel headers are in the /usr/src/kernel-headers-2.6.8-2-k7 directory.
Old 02-23-2005, 07:57 PM   #4
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With the question the VMWare builder is asking you, you just hit enter without putting anything in. It is telling you where it found the kernel includes, and it just wants you to confirm.

So hit enter and it all will happen.

VMWare is very cool. Not cheap, though.
Old 02-26-2005, 06:38 AM   #5
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Well, it worked for me.. thank you

Now I've the problem that I try to boot my first physical partition (which contains my grub loader) so I have to repartition my drive with an extra boot partition.. Any tips how to do that without problems?
I know how to do it with partition magic. But I want to know how to move my /boot to that partition.



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