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VMware tools will not install

Postby edgekrusher187 on Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:51 am

I am running cassandra under VMware workstation 5.0.0.0 build 13124 and am trying to install VMware tools but keep getting the following message
The directory of kernel headers (version @@VMWARE@@ UTS_RELEASE) does not match
your running kernel (version 2.6.20-15-generic). Even if the module were to
compile successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include] /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.20-15-generic/include

The directory of kernel headers (version @@VMWARE@@ UTS_RELEASE) does not match
your running kernel (version 2.6.20-15-generic). Even if the module were to
compile successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.


can anyone please help. I'm a complete noob to linux.

Thanks
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Postby scorp123 on Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:21 am

You need to have the kernel sources installed + plus the gcc C compiler. There is a package called build-essential which will auto-install all the needed dependencies. The rest can be found on VMware.com's forums and knowledge base: You need to compile a few kernel modules or else the VMware tools will be unable to run.
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Postby edgekrusher187 on Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:29 am

Where can I find this build-essential for linux Mint?
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Postby Boo on Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:28 am

use the synaptic GUI and search or apt-get to install it.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential

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Postby 900i on Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:45 am

You need to locate the section about installing VMWare and read up on it,

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Edgy ... _Server.29

This type of thing can be a little too advanced for new users, but hey "In at the deep end as they say".
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Postby edgekrusher187 on Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:15 am

Sorry if I didn't clarify I'm running windows xp. I'm using VMware 5.0 workstation to run linux mint. I can install VMware tools but I can't configure it becuase of the error I posted above. any ideas?
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Postby 900i on Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:19 am

I don't think you understand, you need build-essential and the kernel headers for Mint in order to compile the modules necessary to install VMWare tools.
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Postby edgekrusher187 on Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:41 pm

Well I got all that installed. got VMware tools installed but when I go to configure it I get the following error message

The directory of kernel headers (version @@VMWARE@@ UTS_RELEASE) does not match
your running kernel (version 2.6.20-16-generic). Even if the module were to
compile successfully, it would not load into the running kernel.


Does this have something to do with my version of VMware?

Thanks forthe help, and for putting up with me.
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Postby Boo on Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:07 am

Yes or your version of the VMware tools.

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