Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: VMware

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Beans
    28

    Question VMware

    Dear All,

    Greetings of the Day.

    I am new to Linux. And very 1st time i am using Ubuntu. Here are the specification :-
    I have a Desktop running Windows XP SP3. I have installed VMware 6.5.3 & installed Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS 32 bit). Now i am trying to install VMware-tools. But unable to do so. Please help me step by step. Below is the pasted what i have done :-

    lg@lg-virtual-machine:~$ sudo -i
    [sudo] password for lg:
    root@lg-virtual-machine:~# /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl

    Stopping VMware Tools services in the virtual machine:
    Guest operating system daemon: done
    Virtual Printing daemon: done
    None of the pre-built vmmemctl modules for VMware Tools is suitable for your
    running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmemctl module
    for your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)?
    [yes]

    Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.

    What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
    kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]

    The path "/usr/src/linux/include" is not an existing directory.


    Please help me.
    Thanks & Regards

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Beans
    52

    Re: VMware issue, need help.

    To compile the modules, you need 3 components:
    - The gcc compiler.
    - The linux headers for your kernel.
    - The build files.

    It looks like you have the compiler...but not the other 2 components.

    To be sure, just install all 3 components:

    sudo apt-get install gcc linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential

    Then re-run the vmware tools install.

    Good luck.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Beans
    28

    Re: VMware issue, need help.

    TJet, 1st of all Thanks for a quick reply . But i am new to Linux/Ubuntu and knows nothing. Although i followed steps as you had told (as per my best knowledge) :-

    lg@lg-virtual-machine:~$ uname -r
    3.2.0-29-generic-pae
    lg@lg-virtual-machine:~$ sudo apt-get install gcc linux-headers-$3.2.0-29-generic-pae build-essential
    [sudo] password for lg:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-.2.0-29-generic-pae
    E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'linux-headers-.2.0-29-generic-pae'


    Please let me know step-by-step (if possible for you or anybody)
    I know its boring / tiring job to explain but eventually i will learn.
    Thanks & Regards

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    In here watching you!
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: VMware

    Try the command without the $ in front of the kernel number.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gcc linux-headers-3.2.0-29-generic-pae build-essential
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading or partitioning.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Beans
    13,505
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: VMware

    Quote Originally Posted by Akhj View Post
    Dear All,

    Greetings of the Day.

    I am new to Linux. And very 1st time i am using Ubuntu. Here are the specification :-
    I have a Desktop running Windows XP SP3. I have installed VMware 6.5.3 & installed Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS 32 bit).
    ..........
    VMware Workstation 6.5.3 is ancient and does not support 12.04 VMs.

    Get a current version.
    Regards, David.
    Please use the Forum search and Wiki search for immediate help
    Please mark your thread as Solved when appropriate
    New to technical forums?: How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Beans
    28

    Re: VMware

    @ Old_Gray_Wolf : Thanks, i tried the given command but result is same as earlier :
    Code:
    What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
    kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]
    @ dcstar : Thanks for revert. I will search if i could find a latest version.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •