VMware Server install error (Kernel Headers)

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by joelee, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. joelee

    joelee New Member

    Trying to install VMware Server on debian sarge per how-to guide:

    Running into this error after running command:
    # apt-get install kernel-headers-`uname -r` libx11-6 libx11-dev x-window-system-core x-window-system xspecs libxtst6 xlibs-dev
    Reading Package Lists... Done
    Building Dependency Tree... Done
    E: Couldn't find package kernel-headers-2.6.20

    I doing this install after a succesful upgrade of linux kernel 2.6.8-2 to 2.6.20. Following how-to link:

    When I check the debian site for package kernel-headers it appear that it only shows kernel-headers version for up to kernel-headers-2.6.8...

    Did some google search on this and it seems quite a few people run into this problem. Any comments/help would be appreciated!

  2. martinfst

    martinfst ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    You have installed a custom kernel and thus you cannot use the debian kernel headers. You need to get the header files from kernel.org for the kernel you installed. A quick scan of kernel.org did not reveal the headers for me though :confused:

    Mixing a custom kernel with custom headers on a standard Debian distro might turn out to be less successfull combination :(

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