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Hi, I'm trying to set up a Lubuntu virtual machine in VMware on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (AMD FX8120). To install VMware tools, it needs kernel headers installed. ...
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    Lubuntu virtual machine needs kernel headers


    Hi, I'm trying to set up a Lubuntu virtual machine in VMware on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (AMD FX8120).

    To install VMware tools, it needs kernel headers installed. I tried "sudo apt-get install kernel-headers kernel-devel" but it returns errors saying there are no such packages. (I borrowed the package names from a fedora 16 help page)

    I tried searching the synaptic package manager but am unsure of the correct packages to install.

    Guidance on the correct pakages will be greatly appreciated.

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    Ubuntu and Debian based distributions in general have package names that are somewhat different from those in Red Hat distributions. Use Synaptic and do a search for kernel* package names. You'll find them.
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    Hi and thanks for the quick reply. I tried a search in Synaptic as suggested but get zero results when including the "*". It appears that it is not recognised as a wildcard but a discrete character.

    I also tried using single and double quotes around kernel and various options for wild cards such as ? and ?? but they all returned zero results.

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    This page is slightly dated, but should get you pointed in the right direction: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Kernel/Compile
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