Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· martinhaynes

Install VMWare Tool , Fixing Linux headers issue

Once you have installed the linux headers using

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

You may still experience an issue with the linux headers not been found , this can be fixed using

sudo ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/linux/version.h

This is because the vmware configuration script is looking for version.h in the wrong location , creating the symlink resolves the issue.

Also worth noting every time you do a kernel update , i.e going up ubuntu version , you will need to re-run the configuration script.