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Red Hat Linux - vmware nic

fluk3d asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-06
We just converted a red hat linux release 7.1sbe (seawolf) from a physical box to a virtual box, and currently the nic drivers appear not to be working

lspci shows the following
00:11.0 Ethernet controller: VMware Inc: Unknown device 0720 (rev 10)

I tried installing vmware tools for linux however that is not working. Any suggestions?
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Error when trying to install vmware-tools
Top Expert 2010

You will need to install GCC and the kernel sources on your Linux guest in order to build the correct drivers for your system.
Top Expert 2010

Besides GCC and kernel sources, you will also need the "make" package (as shown in your screenshot), and in my experience the "binutils" package is also helpful. You can get those through the add/remove software in the UI.
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Top Expert 2010

The solution provided fully answered the question that was asked for RH 7.3.


I resolved the issue.

i solve it by installing vmware Tools in RHEL5

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