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Old 18th September 2008, 23:57
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I am trying to install vmware on my openSUSE 10.3 machine I followed the tutorial and this is what I got.

linux:/home/alon/DownloadPackages/VMware # rpm -qa kernel* gcc* make
make-3.81-66
gcc-fortran-4.2-24
gcc42-gij-4.2.1_20070724-26
gcc-gij-4.2-24
gcc42-4.2.1_20070724-17
kernel-source-2.6.22.18-0.2
gcc-4.2-24
gcc-c++-4.2-24
gcc42-fortran-4.2.1_20070724-17
kernel-default-2.6.22.18-0.2
gcc42-c++-4.2.1_20070724-17
linux:/home/alon/DownloadPackages/VMware # cd /usr/src/linux
linux:/usr/src/linux # ls
linux:/usr/src/linux # make mrproper; make cloneconfig; make modules_prepare
make: *** No rule to make target `mrproper'. Stop.
make: *** No rule to make target `cloneconfig'. Stop.
make: *** No rule to make target `modules_prepare'. Stop.
linux:/usr/src/linux #

Any suggestions ? what do I do , what are rule targets.
I tried man make but I did not understand it.
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i dont use suse but under rhel the kernel sources are in kernel-devel, you are getting that error because there is no Makefile in that directory
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Old 20th September 2008, 19:54
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Thank you ,

That might be the case. I literally created the /linux directory.
Might the makefile be somewhere else?
How do I find it? can I use another directory?

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