Fedora Linux Install Linux Kernel Headers And Developer Files

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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4 comments… add one
  • Rob Feb 2, 2013 @ 2:46

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

    • gio Apr 18, 2013 @ 8:47

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

      • gio Apr 18, 2013 @ 9:17

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

  • test Nov 11, 2013 @ 17:17

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

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