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Old 12th November 2009, 06:28 PM
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vmware server and kernel headers

I have downloaded vmware server and when I try to install it it tells me that it can't find the headers for my kernel version : 2.6.30.9-96.fc11.i686.PAE

How do I install thsese headers? I wasn't able to find them with yum, I only found 2.6.30.9-96.fc11.i586.PAE. What is the difference between i586 and i686?

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Old 12th November 2009, 06:31 PM
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Try "sudo yum install kernel-devel"
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Old 12th November 2009, 06:36 PM
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i;'ve done that and it installed version .i586.PAE not version .i686.PAE

and vmware server asks me again and again about the kernel headers...
btw.....can't this vmware-server be installed with yum?
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Old 13th November 2009, 03:04 AM
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Off the top of my head:

Code:
yum install kernel-pae-devel
or try
Code:
yum search pae
Edit: Okay, double checked it. You should end up with something like this:
Code:
# yum list installed | grep kernel
kernel-PAE.i686                      2.6.30.8-64.fc11            @updates       
kernel-PAE.i686                      2.6.30.9-96.fc11            @updates       
kernel-PAE-devel.i686                2.6.30.8-64.fc11            @updates       
kernel-PAE-devel.i686                2.6.30.9-96.fc11            @updates       
kernel-firmware.noarch               2.6.30.9-96.fc11            @updates
Your versions may differ slightly. Here's the rough procedure:
1. Ensure you're booted into the PAE kernel (uname -a). Run an update first and reboot to get to the newest version
2. Specifically remove any .i586 related kernel packages
3. Install kernel-pae-devel

There are some other things needed to install either vmware server or the vmware server tools (in a guest VM) but kernel-pae-devel should handle the headers.
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Old 13th November 2009, 06:11 AM
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what do you mean by "remove any .i586 related kernel packages" ?

what packages more exactly? ...seems pretty risky...
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Old 13th November 2009, 06:17 AM
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If you're using the i686 PAE kernel packages you don't need the i586 kernels.

Let's see what you get for:
Code:
uname -a
Code:
yum list installed | grep kernel
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Old 13th November 2009, 07:46 AM
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I have tried uninstalling with rpm -e and got this

rpm -e kernel-devel.i586 kernel-headers.i586 kerneloops.i586

error: Failed dependencies:
kernel-headers is needed by (installed) glibc-headers-2.10.1-5.i586
kernel-headers >= 2.2.1 is needed by (installed) glibc-headers-2.10.1-5.i586

Should I try a force or not?
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