Fedora Linux Install Linux Kernel Headers And Developer Files

by on March 11, 2010 · 4 comments· LAST UPDATED March 11, 2010


I'm trying to install vmware-tools but Fedora Linux v12 prompting for kernel headers. How do I install kernel headers under Fedora Linux?

You need to install the following two packages:

  • kernel-devel : Development package for building kernel modules to match the kernel.
  • kernel-headers : Header files for the Linux kernel for use by glibc.

Type the following command as root user to install required packages:
# yum -y install kernel-devel kernel-headers
Once installed type the following command to configure vmware-tools client package:
# vmware-config-tools.pl

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1 Rob February 2, 2013 at 2:46 am

Please note, if a PAE kernel is running, then you need to use the command yum install kernel-PAE-devel


2 gio April 18, 2013 at 8:47 am

after yum install kernel-PAE-devel ….and after reboot….ops something it’s going wrong contact the administrator :) how can i proceed now?


3 gio April 18, 2013 at 9:17 am

ok reboot crashed :)
the system now its ok i installed successfully VboxGuestAdditions on fedora 16 and kernel 3.6.11-4.fc16.i686.PAE …….


4 test November 11, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Thank you for this, had the same problem with zfsonlinux 0.6.2 install on Fedora 19.


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