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    Default Installing VMWare Server, and I can't find my kernel headers

    I'm attempting to install VMware Server, and it's asking me where the headers used to compile my kernel are. I'm running kernel 2.6.27.23-0.1-default. Yast says I have 2.6.27-2.28 headers installed, and that's the latest version. I can't even find those though. Does anyone know where I can find these files?

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    Default Re: Installing VMWare Server, and I can't find my kernel hea

    Possibly what you actually need is kernel-source
    from a su terminal

    Code:
    zypper in kernel-source
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    Default Re: Installing VMWare Server, and I can't find my kernel hea

    I ran that command, and it seems to have downloaded the source files. Where do I now point the VMware installation script to find them?

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    Are you saying you have run the vmware installer again and it still does not work?
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    Default Re: Installing VMWare Server, and I can't find my kernel hea

    I got similar issue with workstation 6.5.2 and kernel 2.6.27.7-9 i got sources but i forgot to get the headers and now i'm no more connected to the internet at home.
    I tried for five hours to find the kernel headers from the internet in rpm format (for exemple) and i never found it.

    Can someone could tell me where i could find kernel headers for 2.6.27.7-9 ????

    Thank you !!

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    Default Re: Installing VMWare Server, and I can't find my kernel headers

    Quote Originally Posted by soundlord
    I got similar issue with workstation 6.5.2 and kernel 2.6.27.7-9 i got
    sources but i forgot to get the headers and now i'm no more connected to
    the internet at home.
    I tried for five hours to find the kernel headers from the internet in
    rpm format (for exemple) and i never found it.

    Can someone could tell me where i could find kernel headers for
    2.6.27.7-9 ????

    Thank you !!
    Hi
    Of your install DVD.... the headers don't change with an updated
    kernel as long as the 2.6.27 is there

    linux-kernel-headers-2.6.27-2.28.noarch.rpm

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    Default Re: Installing VMWare Server, and I can't find my kernel hea

    Thank you, I first thought about using the install dvd... but those headers where not the 2.6.27.7-9 and vmware still don't want to compile modules...

    I'm now searching for kernel 2.6.31.5 headers... same issue, still not connected but i will bring my computer at my father's and then set a complete update and hope vmware will work under linux... now i'm using it on windows and it works but i prefer linux because concerning wifi the drivers under linux could inject packets under windows igt is impossible... and linux under vmware won't inject packets...

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