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    Default kernel sources (for vmwareplayer installation)

    hi guys,
    i have a problem with the vmware-config.pl script what is running after the vmware-player installation (on my on hdd installed bt2 system). It seems to be, that i need the kernel-sources from bt2 but i can't find. This is the message:

    Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

    None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Player is suitable for your
    running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for
    your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes] yes

    Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.

    What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
    kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]

    i can't find a file like linux/version.h
    maybe i have to recompile my kernel but i don't know much about such things. I tried the commands make mrproper with sucess and then make cloneconfig with this bad message:

    ***
    *** You have not yet configured your kernel!
    ***
    *** Please run some configurator (e.g. "make oldconfig" or
    *** "make menuconfig" or "make xconfig").
    ***
    make[2]: *** [silentoldconfig] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [silentoldconfig] Error 2
    make: *** No rule to make target `include/config/auto.conf', needed by `include/config/kernel.release'. Stop

    can anybody help?
    thanks for your time and help :-)

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    It's because you need to upgrade the Vmware by patching the vmmon file

    Download the patch "vmware-any-any-update109.tar.gz" (just google it, for some reasons only people who have made 15 attemps of posting records here can post urls )

    Untar the Patch:
    and run runme.pl

    if the perl script make some noise about missing perl-things, then just rem out line number 9 "use diagnostics" and try again.

    Follow instructions on screen and reboot after install.

    I have the same problem as you described and the above fixed the installation to work like a charm

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