I'm trying to install VMWare tools for Windows 7 x64 on ESX 4. The OS installed just fine, but when I try to load the tools I get almost all of the way there and then get the error:
Error: 25030. Setup failed to load a kernel driver (vmrawdsk). Clicking okay rolls back the install.
I even copied the files directly to the desktop and ran them from there.
Okay I figured it out.
When the Windows 7 VM was provisioned I didn't notice that it only gave itself 4MB of video RAM. Once I changed the setting to 128MB (the max) I was able to install the VMWare tools with no issues. Still no 3D support but otherwise working.
Also, and I don't know if this is important or not. I did the install when accessing the console through the Tomcat web access, instead of through the regular console access.
So my settings:
Guest OS- Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit) (experimental), Video Memory 128mb, CPU's 4 (Q6600 chip), RAM 1GB (I can make it 2GB)
Anyone else install it?
Actually, I think I found my solution: My "Guest Operating System" was chosen as Other. I changed it to MS Vista-64 and the vmware tools install went perfectly. I am still curious how to change those vram settings, though.
I'm not in front of my machine at the moment but I seem to recall there was a way to right click a settings property under "edit settings". Just poke around until you find it. It will be defaulted to 4mb and you should be able to use the drop down list to choose 128mb.
If you are getting the below message while you are installing the VMware Tools for Windows 7 64-Bit
Server 2: Error 25030 Setup failed to load a kernel driver (vmrawdsk)
I noticed that it does not require to change the display RAM. In my case i changed my resolution from 800x600 to 1024x798. I then again tried installing VMware tools from From Virtual machine menu and installation went pretty smooth.
I was having the same issue when trying to install tools by double-clicking on the "Setup VMWare tools.msi" file.
I finally was able to install successfully by executing the "setup64.exe" file.