Sunday, January 8, 2012

Install VMware Tools or Virtual Guest Addition for Oracle Linux

Problem: Get your Oracle Linux ready to install  VMware Tools or Virtual Guest Addition.

Solution: Oracle Linux by default uses Oracle's own unbreakable kernel, so if you install VMware Tools or Virtual Guest Addition, you need to get the correct header files to do the compilation. Here is the "yum" command to get all you need:

yum -y install kernel-uek-headers-`uname -r` gcc kernel-uek-devel

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