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jaa1180 03-01-2006 11:26 PM

VmWare install, header files, fedora core 4
I am trying to install VmWare 4.5 on Fedora Core 4.
When configuring VmWare... it of course asks where the header files are because nothing is installed.

Where can I get the kernel header files that are supposed to be installed in /usr/src/linux/.......???

Thanks in advance.

nguyennh 03-01-2006 11:43 PM

Have a look at these sites :

As I see , there is no configure step ( did you mean that ./configure ? ) .
If you setup vmware follow steps described above and have errors , show us .

Hope it helps you .

jaa1180 03-03-2006 12:07 AM

Ok... I may not have been clear.
I have installed vmware but when configuring noted in the install link you have...

su password-(your root password),

when the prompt comes up type in:


You are now in the actual vmware installer and you can quite safely press= ENTER to answer each question to accept the defaults.

At an early point you are asked to read the license (EULA) do so and press spacebar to get through it at the END point type in:


and immediately type in:


This continues the questions just press enter. You will get another license just press spacebar and Q at END, no yes this time, the end is very near.

When completed type in:

exit, to get out of root mode.

Ok now vmware can be run by typing in a Konsole: = vmware

One problem.. there are no kernel-header files for vmware to configure.
I installed the RPM package so there is no ./configure. I am not installing it from source.

I hope that is more clear.
It is prompting me for the location of the header files, I don't know where fedora puts them. If this was debian... I could fix it. But I installed fedora....

spooon 03-03-2006 12:46 AM


Originally Posted by jaa1180
Where can I get the kernel header files that are supposed to be installed in /usr/src/linux/.......???

Do "yum install kernel-devel" and the stuff will be put in /usr/src/kernels/<kernel version> instead of /usr/src/linux

jaa1180 03-03-2006 09:44 PM

That is what I needed!! Thank you!
Just did not know what it was called in Fedora.

I had to update to the newer kernel... but hey I don't care.
As long as it works.

Thanks again.

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