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nosneb90
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Initiated vmware tools installer mount

Have a Ubuntu VM that was installed from an iso in a datastore. When trying to install vmware tools it comes up with the msg in the subject line of this post and doesn't go any further. The CDrom when the Vm is powered off is set to Host device and set to connect at power on. When Vmware tools is selected for install the CDrom changes to datastore and the path where the iso that was used for installing Ubuntu is. All options for device type in VM settings for CDrom are grayed out and can't be changed unless the vmware tools install is ended.

Any way to get vmware tools to install on this VM?

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tomtom901
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Commander

VMware provides premade packages for Linux OS'ses (such as rpm for RHEL and deb for Ubuntu / Debian). You can find them here, the only downside is that you don't see - Running (Current) in the summary tab of the VM, but rather something like third party / independent.

What you can also do is grab the tar.gz file that VMware provides and install it manually. The ISO is the same for every Linux distribution. I've uploaded the tar.gz file in the ISO for you, you can grab it from

Via the terminal / console, do something like this then:

root@srv20 [/tmp]# wget http://tomverhaeg.nl/files/VMwareTools-9.4.0-1280544.tar.gz

root@srv20 [/tmp]# tar xfz VMwareTools-9.0.0-782409.tar.gz

root@srv20 [/tmp]# cd vmware-tools-distrib/

root@srv20 [/tmp/vmware-tools-distrib]# perl ./vmware-install.pl --default

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Nishant02
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Contributor

Hi ,

May be you should try to remove the VM from from the host and join it again to the same host.

This might help you.

Regards

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nosneb90
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Contributor

Is it possible to install Vmware tools onto a VM running Junos Olive, the VM was first installed as FreeBSD. When trying to install i get the same msg showing up in Tasks.

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tomtom901
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Commander

If it's FreeBSD, I guess so. Were you able to install it on the Ubuntu VM now?

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