[CentOS] Installing VMWare Server 1.0.3 on CentOS 5

Ashton, Jeremy - Workstream Inc. Jeremy.Ashton at WorkStreamInc.com
Tue Jul 3 13:02:47 UTC 2007


VMWare server will install on CentOS 5 without the need of the any-any
patch.  The symlink is all that is required and the kernel-devel
packages.  When going through the configuration script, it when it
cannot identify where the sources are it will then prompt you for a new
location whilst showing the current search location. 

-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
Behalf Of Brian Mathis
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 3:14 PM
To: CentOS mailing list
Subject: Re: [CentOS] Installing VMWare Server 1.0.3 on CentOS 5

On 6/29/07, Mark Rose <mrose77 at charter.net> wrote:
> I was in the process of installing VMWare Server 1.0.3 via the tarball
I downloaded from their site.  When it asked for the C header files for
my installed kernel (2.6.18-6), hey could not be found.  When I
initially installed CentOS, I made sure everything was included, so I am
at a loss why they can not be found.  I haven't tried installing it via
the RPM, but I don't think it will make a difference.  Any and all
thoughts are appreciated.  Thanks!
>
> Mark

Once you have the kernel-devel package installed, I believe you need to
make a link called /usr/src/linux from the actual location of the kernel
headers.  Sorry I can't be more specific.  I did that a month or so ago,
and I'm not at that machine right now.
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