Fedora :: Install Vmware Workstation And Keep Getting An Error About Kernel Headers Missing
Oct 20, 2009
I've been trying to install Vmware Workstation and keep getting an error about Kernel Headers missing! Although I am pretty sure I have the headers installed for my system. It's looking for the PAE version of my headers which I believe it doesn't exist!
im running suse 11.3_x64 clean install along side with Win7 Pro _x64 had a big fight installing Vbox 3.2.8 PUEL edition but i need to test some VMWare products like 'VMWare vShpere (ESXi 4..0.1 - which i couldn't install in a vm in Vbox) ' before putting it in production enviroment in some of my clients. version: VMware-Workstation-Full-7.0.0-203739.x86_64 The installation of vmware was quite simple with no errors. the problem kicks in after the first reboot when i try to run it. before installing vmware i installed the following:
When i try to run vmware workstation the 1st error kicks in: Before you can run vmware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel:
Installation of VMware Workstation was ok, but at first launch it ask me for path of kernel-headers-126.96.36.199 Why I have different versions of kernel and kernel-headers? How can I make working VMware? Installation of kernel-headers 188.8.131.52 from package-manager seems impossible.What is the path to specify kernel-headers for VMware?
when i try and run the latest vmware workstation, i get an error at compiling virtual machine monitor it says: Unable to build kernel module. See log file /tmp/vmware-root/setup-7625.log for details. When i try and go to the folder vmware-root it says i do not have the required permissions. I'm on the latest 11.04, i really need this working.
The problem is that I need to use kernel headers like <linux/interrupt.h>. However, those files do not exist in folder /usr/include/linux. Thus, compilation fails. On the other hand, the files exist in folder /usr/src/kernels/184.108.40.206-105.2.4.fc11.i586/include/linux.
How can I get the missing headers into proper place in /usr/include/? I even tried coping, but extra files are then needed and so on.
I tried to use "make menuconfig", but I couldn't see a missing configuration I need.
I also tried to use " yum install kernel-devel". This tells me "Package kernel-devel 220.127.116.11-105.2.23.fc11.i586 already installed and latest version Nothing to do".
currently I'm using a kernel from kernel-mainline [url], because thermal won't work satisfying with the shipped kernel from ubuntu and would like to install tp_smapi (including modules hdaps and thinkpad_ec), but the installation failed, because the system pretending, that kernel-headers missing.
Results in telling the system, that kernel-headers are installed.
But then the upcoming dialog-box of module-assistant telling me, that the kernel-headers are not installed and therefore installation of tp_smapi fails.
I have an Intel i7 with CentOS x64 installed, with the intention of using it as the host O/S with VMWare Workstation to run a number of virtual machines. I had this all working until the kernel was updated to 2.6.18-164.11.1.el5, Now I can no longer start any VMs. I have tried reinstalling CentOS, updating it first, then installing VMWare Workstation - no different. I have tried running as root - no different.
Is anyone else aware of this problem? Does anyone else run VMWare on CentOS x64?
2.6.18-194.8.1.el5xen is the reported kernel that I'm running while the headers that are installed are listed as 2.6.18-194.8.1.el5-i686. I assume these are the same, or at least close enough that it shouldn't matter.
However, when I run vmware-config-tools.pl to configure it it says it cannot find the kernel headers. I've tried pointing it to /usr/src/2.6.18-194.8.1.el5-i686/ and /usr/src/2.6.18-194.8.1.el5-i686/include (not sure which of the two I'm supposed to do as online instructions contradict one another) it says that is invalid and there seems to be no way to force it since it just complains without letting me use it anyway. What can I do? Running centos 5 btw on vmware workstation 7.
I'm unable to boot the LFS-6.6 which i've built on a vmware workstation 6.5. i had no trouble in installing all the packages and have managed to run all the test suites successfully w.r.t stable LFS-6.6. while booting i get 'kernel panic' and it says unknown device /dev/sda1 and unknow block (0,0). i've only one primary partition without any swap partition. i've a label assigned to /dev/sda1 and have included it in my fstab file. device.map shows 2 entries:
One for the floppy and the other for my harddisk which is- hd0 /dev/sda. this is for the 2nd time i'm stuck at a point after perfectly installing all the stuff as mentioned in the LFS-6.6 book. i've also noticed on this website the many users have similar type of issue. it would be great if somebody could help me. note: while configuring the linux, i've inbuilt everything required for my system, including support for ramfs and other required filesystems, scsi driver etc.
My host machine is on a intel core 2 duo processor. my virtual scsi hard disk is 3 GB in size and is a ext3 fs. scsi is configured with LSI Logic which is recommended by vmware while adding an hard-disk.
I am trying to install VM Workstation 7.1 on Fedora 14 with the 2.6.35 kernel. When I run command vmware-modconfig --console --install-all the output is
Stopping VMware services: VMware USB Arbitrator [ OK ] /etc/rc.d/init.d/vmware: line 88: /sbin/lsmod: No such file or directory VM communication interface socket family [ OK ] Virtual machine communication interface [ OK ]
I have been trying to get a virtual machine manager working for days and I am at my wits end. I have tried googling /usr/src/kernels/18.104.22.168-48.fc14.x86_64/scripts/recordmcount.pl but to no avail.
I have installed OpenSUSE 11.3 64 bit and want to install VMWare workstation 7.1. I have run the install script for VMWare without any issues. When I start the VMWare Workstation I get a window saying this: Before you can run VMWare, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel. Kernel Headers 2.6.34-12-desktop Kernel headers for version 2.6.34-12-desktop were not found.
i downloaded Vmware Workstation 7 onto my Windows XP PC and i have tested the os on a HP laptop so the OS is fine, well back to the point i load it up and VMware has a error saying it can not find "C:/Documents/allusers/applicationdata/" something like that ill add a picture so you will see.
i installed an rebooted and i still get this problem.
I was trying to compile the driver for my wireless device and stumbled upon the 'missing kernel headers' error. Found the kernel header somewhere on the internet, named kernel.lzm. If I boot Backtrack 3 directly from the cd and not installing it, how do I use the kernel header? Do I need to install it, place it somewhere or just load it?
I am using my OpenSuse 11.2 in VMware Workstation. I didn't do anything to it and when I open it, there is no more GUI coming up. Only command line interface came up. how can I change this back to GUI?
I've been trying to install VMware workstation 7.1.4- but I've run into a problem. Due some bugs i've had to install vmware a couple of times. Now one time I removed /etc/vmware before uninstalling it. This might be stupid but after I've done this vmware wouldn't uninstall anymore. It would say that there where instances of vmware running though I've never even been at the point that I ran vmware. The installer would say that vmware was already installed so it wouldn't install either. Now I've removed as much vmware files as I could find. But now if I run
Code: sudo sh vmware-workstation-full-7.1.4-385536.i386.bundle
It wil say
Extracting VMware Installer...done.
And then nothing. It will just silently quit. It doesn't give an error, it doesn't start the installer GUI, it will just quit. Now I suspect there are vmware files somewhere that confuse the installer but I've no idea if this is true or where these files are. how to completly wipe any vmware-workstation file from my computer as if vmware was never installed?
EDIT: if I run sh vmware-workstation-full-7.1.4-385536.i386.bundle -r, it will show the installer again but show that vmware is already installed
from what I understand kernel-devel does not bring in ALL the header files for install modules. so what i would like to know is how to install true headers instead of using kernel-devel. I found one tutorial, but it was way out of date.
I'm just installed OpenSuse 11.3 (64) on a 30gb SSD, hoping to get virtualbox 4.0 running to virtualize an instance of Windows 7.I went through some pain with my Nvidia video card and actually getting vb to install, but through lots of searching and tinkering got here.I created a vm in the vb control panel, but when I go to start it I get:
Code: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Win7Main. The virtual machine 'Win7Main' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1.
I want to install debian on vmware workstation 7.1.4 but there's a problem! when I try to install vmware tools or open-vm, it can't complete compile modules of vmware. It is a big problem... It seem problem of kernel version after 2.6.37... But I can't find solution. logs.... Before you can compile modules, you need to have the following installed...
I have installed the latest version of Ubuntu Linux (11.04) into latest VMware workstation (7.1.4 build-385536). I have tried to install the VMware tools ISO that came with VMware workstation but It didn't work and the installation seemed real sloppy anyways.
I installed the open VMware tools from synaptic within the guest linux and restarted, everything seemed to have been installed just fine but VMware Workstation doesn't detect it. I'm not sure if the tools are outdated, silent errors happened, or if any manual post installation steps need to be taken.
getting any form of VMware tools to run in Linux and detected by VMware Workstation.
I have installed workstation 7 and installed f12 in it. I have tried to install the tools but it cant find the headers. I have the latest kernel 22.214.171.124-166 PAE and installed the headers and devel. I have pointed the the path to /lib/modules/126.96.36.199-166.fc12.i686.PAE/build/include and /usr/src/kernel/188.8.131.52-166-fc12.i686.PAE/include and it wont take any.I have searched google and the forums and all i find is you need to install the devel and headers which i've done.
I have a problem to install the VMware Server (VMware-server-2.0.2-203138.x86_64.rpm) on "Fedora 13 Desktop Edition 64-bit".I traied all tips I found, but nothing was OK.Please look my linux configuration and the error messages:
The installation of VMware Server 2.0.2 for Linux completed successfully.Before running VMware Server for the first time, you need to configure it for your running kernel by invoking the following command: "/usr/bin/vmware-config.pl". code....