[RndTbl] Vmware and Ubuntu 8.04 (vmware tools install)

Kevin McGregor kevin.a.mcgregor at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 09:24:31 CDT 2009

Hm. Have you tried installing a "stock" Ubuntu image in the VM? Maybe the
8.10 release?

On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 11:29 PM, Montana Quiring <montanaq at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello,
> I would appreciate any advice on this.
> I'm using the latest Vmware Fusion on a Mac.
> In a VM image I've installed Ubuntu 8.4 Remix (it's the one that Dell
> tweaked for the Dell Mini's)
> The next step was to install the vmware tools since I had no networking...
> When I run:
> sudo ./vmware-install.pl
> ...the install ticks along OK until I get to this point:
> <SNIP>
> 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] /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-16/include
> The path "/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-16/include" is a kernel header file
> directory, but it does not contain the file "linux/version.h" as expected.
> This can happen if the kernel has never been built, or if you have invoked
> the
> "make mrproper" command in your kernel directory.  In any case, you may
> want to
> rebuild your kernel.
> What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your
> running
> kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]
> </SNIP>
> NOTE: I had to copy across (on a USB flash drive) and install the
> header files as they weren't already there (from what I could find)
> I've started the process of preparing to recompile the kernel, but got
> stuck in deb package hell trying to satisfy the dependancies of
> build-essential
> Can anyone offer any advice about how to get networking working, as
> that would make getting everything else working easier.
> --
> -Montana
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