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Error Message about kernel-devel from FreePBX Installation in Vmware Virtual Machine

When I install FreePBX in Vmare Workstation Player with the ISO image STABLE SNG7-PBX-64bit-2203-2 downloaded from FreePBX Official website, it raised an error message like screenshot below.

kernel-devel error

You have specified that the package ‘kernel-devel’ should be installed. This package does not exist. Would you like to ignore this package and continue with installation?

Regardless of whether Yes or No is clicked, the installer will be terminated, entering a black screen with a blinking cursor.


FreePBX ISO should not be setup with Easy Install in Vmware Workstation Player. So please select the option I will install the operating system later in the wizard.

Do Not Select Easy Install

Vmware will detect CentOS 7 in the image. After that, you should be able to install FreePBX properly.