well after managing with the root password and more, i'm now encountering another problem - vmtools.
The install cannot find my kernel headers at /usr/src/linux/include.
I need to say that I already installed the kernel source and pointing to /usr/src/linux-126.96.36.199-1mdv don't really help here.
your help will be appreciated!
Are you trying to install VMware Tools? And are you installing them on a Linux or Windows guest OS? What OS is the host?
If it's a linux guest then you'll have to install gcc and the kernel-devel packages that match your running kernel. Check /usr/src for a directory called kernels. They may be in there as well.
Maybe these links will help:
Installing VMWare Tools - MandrivaUsers.org
install vmware tools on mandriva « oscartheduckin’ around
THEON Forums :: View topic - MANDRIVA 2006: Backup VMware Guests under Linux
The last one is cached because for some reason it didn't resolve normally.