Directory of C header in Ubuntu when intalling VMware server

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by Yurij, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. Yurij

    Yurij New Member

    When Im trying to install th VMware server the installer asks for a location for a location were I have C header files.
    What to do?

    What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    You must install the kernel header files before you try to install VMware:
    apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential
    Also have a look at this tutorial and at the comments at the bottom:
  3. Yurij

    Yurij New Member

    But I have already installed them.
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's the output when you run
    apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential
  5. bardgd

    bardgd New Member

    What I Did

    I did the following. And I get to the license and all of the license that I downloaded from VMware come up as invalid. (Running on an AMD X2 64, with Ubuntu 6.10 server)

    apt-get install ssh openssh-server
    apt-get install vsftpd

    (I downloaded the vmware files to my laptop the FTP them to the server once I had it created - that way if I screw it up, does not take long to reload)

    apt-get install libx11-6 libx11-dev libxtst6 xlibs-dev xinetd wget
    apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential
    apt-get install gcc binutils-doc cpp-doc make manpages-dev autoconf automake1.9 libtool flex bison gdb gcc-doc gcc-4.0-doc libc6-dev-amd64 lib64gcc1

    create the directory /var/vm

    (this enables the FTP to download files from your local computer)

    Edit the vsftpd.conf file


    tar the files and do the install, see <How To Install VMware Server On Ubuntu> located on this site

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