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Old 07-31-2006, 01:59 PM   #1
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VMware Workstation 5 with FC5


I got the rpm and installed vmware but during the configuration it says it has to compile some modules in order to work upon which I am asked to give it the directory of my kernel header files. I installed the kernel headers with "yum install kernel-devel-2.6.17-1.2157_FC5" and everything went great, then I told it the directory and it said that the headers do not match the current running kernel. uname -a says it is the kernel though.

I've read similar posts related to the EXACT same issue, but never a solution, someone with experience in the issue pls direct me... From what I hear it is a simple solution.
Old 07-31-2006, 02:46 PM   #2
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This is corrected in the VMWare update, which you can download here. The file you want is called "vmware-any-any-update102.tar.gz".

After you download the file, as root:

tar xvzf vmware-any-any-update102.tar.gz
cd vmware-any-any-update102

Respond to the prompts, and it will now work correctly.
Old 07-31-2006, 04:27 PM   #3
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thanks pal, worked like a charm.


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