Help with Ubuntu

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by lancer, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    Ok i am a total linux noob, been using it for 3 days now.

    i'm trying to install vmtools as i am running the distro within VMware.

    i go to the terminal and type the required text

    all is well and i'm clicking enter on the options that come up, then this bugger pops up and i have done all i can to get past it.

    i've downloaded the actual headers my source is
    but when i actually go to that folder which is not in the directory that vmware thinks it should be in i get this error.

    i need help... as a noob i feel i've done fairly well, i've researched this on google and followed a lot of the suggestions on the forums, but nothing is working or i am just not understanding it..
     
  2. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    did you do a cd (change directory) before you tried the install? If not type in cd and the path of the folder that holds the install. then try running the install.
     
  3. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Its telling you what the problem is, The directory of kernel headers (version 2.6.15-23-386) does not match your
    running kernel (version 2.6.15-26-386).

    So, you need to update your kernel headers.
     
  4. the_tazinator

    the_tazinator Are we there yet?

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    Copy and paste the following to make sure that you install the matching linux-headers to your running kernel version

    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
     
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  5. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    taz thankyou so much... i saw that instruction before but it was written incorrectly on ubuntu's site. it seems to now be doing what i need, i'll let you know if vmware tools installs. one good thing about this is that i'm learning more about how to work with linux, than if it did work in the first place. thanks
     
  6. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    yes yes yes yes... woohoo it works at long last :) thanks so much