When installing VMware on Fedora 5 Vmware is looking for the location of the C header files

Posted on 2006-03-29
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
When installing Vmware for linux on Fedora 5 I get a msg asking for the location of the C header files. I hit enter for the default directory ie /usr/src/liux/include but it says it's not a existing directory? Please help?
Question by:dgtlpulse2k
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    Accepted Solution

    VMWare needs to complile a kernel library.
    You need to install the "kernel source" package to get the required header files.
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    Expert Comment


    If you type the following you should get the kernel development files:

    yum install kernel-devel

    If it asks for a location of where you kernel is located input /usr/src/kernel/<kernel version>
    if it dosnt ask it should automatically detect the location.

    Expert Comment


    I had the same problem, and what i did was that, first i install VMware and then i had to isntall vmware-any-any-update100, it will find the /usr/src/include by it self. But you have to intall the Kernel.SRC first and then you install vmware, and before config run the vmware-any- update

    You can go in the and find the source.

    and then you do teh

    yum install kernel-devel

    and thats it

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