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Installing VMware tools on fedora core 5

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Hi

I am running fedora core 5 under vmware 5.5 and it needs to install vmware tools. When I install from tarball, the tool config script cant find packages for running kernel and it asks to create one. At this stage when I give the path of kernel source inlcude files, it says they dont match the running kernel whereas I am sure thats the current kernel source files that I installed from source media.

Does any know the procedure to install vmware tools on fedora core 5?

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Question by:farhan_uk
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Hi,

Try the following:

yum install kernel-devel

Once you have done that do:

test -e /usr/src/kernels/`uname -r`
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As you're aware, you've chosen to install a gueat OS that is not 'officially supported':

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/GuestOS_guide.pdf

page 3.

You need the source code (kernel-devel) that matches your kernel. This should be available on your CDs...but if you have done any kernel (yum) updates since installing from the CD, then you will have a mismatch.

yum install kernel-devel

will hopefully install the necessary files and:

test -e /usr/src/kernels/`uname -r`

will confirm that the 'matching' kernel-devel has been installed.

If it doesn't match then please post the output of:

uname -a

and also:

ls /usr/src/kernels

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Maybe you could use the kernel source to build a kernel, then run grub/lilo, reboot using that kernel, then install vmware?
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