VMware install on F7
McGuffey, David C.
DAVID.C.MCGUFFEY at saic.com
Thu Nov 8 14:40:01 UTC 2007
I solved my samba and selinux problem (dealing with an old ntfs
partition), now I'm moving on to the second stage of converting a
machine to linux...getting an instance of WinXP or Vista running in
VMware on F7.
Did all the RTFM stuff. Downloaded an evaluation copy of VMware and the
"any-any" patch from
Installed the development libraries and tools.
During the install VMware complains that the kernel doesn't have the
right modules. So it wants to compile them. No problem, since I had
rtfm, I was ready...almost. :(
It is asking for the location of the linux source. The source
directories in /usr/src/redhat are empty. When I started this
conversion from XP to linux, I had downloaded the F7 DVD and installed
the desktop/office option...later adding the development libraries and
tools. It has been a long time since I had to muck with a kernel build.
Is the source on that DVD? If so, where is it and how do I get it into
the right location so that I can finish this VMware install?
Is the "Get the Source" guidance at
51c82994e2f9369512a28 my answer for F7?
Principal Information System Security Engineer // NSA-IEM, NSA-IAM
SAIC, IISBU, Columbia, MD
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