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callumj
7th May 2006, 06:19 AM
Hey guys!

I've got a simple FC5 installation running as my server but I have had to some weird issues with installing vmplayer in the config script.

I have been following the threads on vmware and the kernel header files but the script still has issues with the src.
I pointed it to /usr/src/kernels/2.6.16-1.2080_FC5-i686/include and got this back from the script:
The kernel defined by this directory of header files does not have the same
address space size as your running kernel.

Could it be because I for some reason have 2 kernels installed?
[root@cjserver 2.6.16-1.2080_FC5-i686]# rpm -qa | grep kernel
kernel-2.6.16-1.2080_FC5
kernel-2.6.16-1.2107_FC5
kernel-devel-2.6.16-1.2080_FC5

Would I have to remove the 2107 kernel or find a devel for that kernel 2107?

Thankyou in advance!

leaded
9th May 2006, 07:31 PM
Download this file:
http://mirror.vmmatrix.net/vmware-any-any-update/vmware-any-any-update101.tar.gz

Extract the file, cd to the directory, and then run "# ./runme.pl" as root or sudo.

It worked like clockwork for me. PM me if you have trouble, I just did this a couple hours ago.

leaded
9th May 2006, 07:36 PM
First of all, you will need the kernel-devel package for the kernel that you're running...

$ uname -r
... will tell you the kernel you're running.

I would strongly recommend downloading the latest kernel and kernel-devel package by running...

# yum update kernel kernel-devel
If you update the kernel, you will need to reboot your computer before proceeding

If you don't want to use yum or update the kernel, make sure you find the RPM for the kernel-devel that matches your kernel.

Then, download this file...
http://mirror.vmmatrix.net/vmware-any-any-update/vmware-any-any-update101.tar.gz

Decompress the file by...

$ tar zxvf vmware-any-any-update101.tar.gz

And run the included perl file as root or sudo...

# cd vmware-any-any-update101
# ./runme.pl

I did this a couple of hours ago, and it worked great for me. It detected the location of my kernel headers even! There were some warnings during the compliation of a module, but I haven't seen any problems with that yet.

Try it out. If you run into trouble, send me a PM, I'll be glad to help.

callumj
19th May 2006, 08:14 AM
Sorry I haven't been back for a while, I ran the yum but it says
Could not find update match for kernel
Could not find update match for kernel-devel

Do I need to do any modifying to my sources?

markkuk
19th May 2006, 09:30 AM
Sorry I haven't been back for a while, I ran the yum but it says
Could not find update match for kernel
Could not find update match for kernel-devel
This means that you have the latest versions installed.


Do I need to do any modifying to my sources?
No.