Fedora Linux Install Linux Kernel Headers And Developer Files

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

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

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