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2012-05-18 13:04:38 -0600 answered a question path to kernel header

Here are the steps necessary to solve this problem:

  1. If this is a new install of Fedora, first update all the packages and reboot. If you install the kernel-devel package without upgrading the system, you might get a mismatch between the version of the running kernel and the version of the installed headers.

  2. Install gcc and kernel-devel packages (I do not believe kernel-headers provides everything you need). You can now find the kernel headers at /usr/src/kernel/<version>/include.

  3. Run the VMWare tools installer.

Some tips:

  • Use uname -r to see the version of your running kernel.

  • Use rpm -qa | grep kernel- to see the versions of the kernel packages you have installed.

I performed these steps on Fedora 16 and it worked for me.