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Old 27th May 2011, 03:07 AM
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Question VMWare Tools Installation - Kernel header files path not valid.

Hi,

I recently installed Fedora 15 under VMware Workstation V7.1.4. I'm now experiencing problems installing VMware tools.

I unpacked the VMware Tools, and then...

Code:
yum install kernel-devel kernel-headers gcc make
reboot
./vmware-install.pl
...then taking all defaults from the script. When I get to the section on entering the kernel header path, this happens:

Code:
Searching for a valid kernel header path...
The path "" is not valid.
Would you like to change it? [yes]

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel?
...and I dont seem to be able to provide a valid directory for the kernel headers at this point.

The system does not seem to have detected the kernel header path, even though I have installed the kernel-headers package.

I've tried: /lib/modules/2.6.38.6-27.fc15.i686.PAE/build/include
and also: /usr/src/kernels/2.6.38.6-27.fc15.i686.PAE/include
without success.

I would be grateful for some help getting my vmware tools installed please.

Regards.
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