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I'm installing VMware Workstation on a SLED 11 SP1, and the installation is blocked by an error message "Kernel headers for version 2.6.32.27-0.2-default were not found". If you installed them in a non-default path you can specify the path below. Otherwise refer to your distribution's documentation for installation instructions and click Refresh to search again in default locations.

The output of rpm -qa | grep kernel is

kernel-default-2.6.32.27-0.2.2
kernel-default-base-2.6.32.27-0.2.2
linux-kernel-headers-2.6.32-1.4.13
kernel-default-extra-2.6.32.27-0.2.2
nfs-kernel-server-1.2.1-2.10.1

I had met this issue in Ubuntu and I installed the required linux header via apt-get then the issue disappeared. But in SLED, I didn't find the rpm package in SUSE's software repository, and I also google "linux-kernel-headers-2.6.32.27" but did not match any documents.

Any suggestion will be highly appreciated. Thanks.

The output result of zypper se kernel | grep kernel is

i | linux-kernel-headers | Linux Kernel Headers                                            | package   
  | linux-kernel-headers | Linux Kernel Headers                                            | srcpackage
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Can you provide output result from zypper se kernel | grep header

Problem here is that your SUSE installed kernel headers is linux-kernel-headers-2.6.32-1.4.13 which doesn't match your current kernel 2.6.32.27

First, uninstalling package linux-kernel-headers-2.6.32-1.4.13 #rpm -e linux-kernel-headers-2.6.32-1.4.13

Update repositories with #zypper ref

Check for kernel headers package Version, #zypper if linux-kernel-headers | grep Version

if it match 2.6.32.27, so just go ahead.

Hope this help,

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sudo zypper if linux-kernel-headers | grep Version Version: 2.6.32-1.4.13 it doesn't match 2.6.32.27, it looks like I should downgrade the 2.6.32.27 kernel to 2.6.32-1.4, right? –  Landy Feb 14 '11 at 6:59
    
I tried to use "zypper udpate linux-kernel-headers" to update the headers, but got "No update candidate for 'linux-kernel-headers'." –  Landy Feb 14 '11 at 7:05

The kernel-header error is misleading - you have to install kernel-source. (After you do that, you might have to update the kernel itself, so check that afterwards.)

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Actually isn't it kernel-devel? –  Simon Sheehan Feb 21 '12 at 22:12
    
Well, where I saw the issue discussed, it said to install kernel-source, and that worked. one of the places: one vmtools discussion I can't speak to kernel-devel. Color me clueless. –  Karla B Feb 23 '12 at 18:01
    
also [here] (forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/…) –  Karla B Feb 23 '12 at 18:09

This worked for me:

cd /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include
ln -s   generated/uapi/linux/ .

Apparently version.h is not quite where VMWare expects it. VMWare finds it via the softlink.

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With Opensuse 12.3, I had to run it has a root user.

I right click on the start button ( like if it were the Windows Start Menu ) then clicked "Edit Applications and under Systems > More Programs Selected VMware Workstation then went to "Advance"tab and checked the box run as a different user and wrote root.

Then do this on a terminal [CODE] cd /lib/modules/uname -r/build/include ln -s generated/uapi/linux/ [/CODE]

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You can use:

yast2 -i kernel-source
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OP just wants the headers, presumably (I'm not familiar with SUSE) the command is yast2 -i kernel-headers-x.x.x.x (including the version is critical, otherwise they just get the latest). –  vonbrand Mar 4 at 13:03

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