When attempting to install vmware tools.. I get an error after initializing and it looks something like this:
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Here is the error typed out if you don't trust links :
Making sure services for VMware Tools are stopped
Failed to stop vmware-tools.service: Unit vmware-tools.service not loaded.
Unable to stop services for VMware tools
Please help, thank you very much
I had the same problem when trying to install Arch+i3wm+vmwaretools(10.1.6)
when invoking vmware-install.pl, I got:
Failed to stop vmware-tools.service or vmware-tools-thinprint.service
After invoking vmware-install.pl with a "Execution Aborted" message.
sudo perl /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl --skip-stop-start
This will allow you to finish your installation/configuration.
You can check that: /etc/init.d/rc0.d and rc6.d have files for you next steps of configuring your guest.
Just had the same issue with an Ubuntu 16.04 guest, then I realized that while installing with defaults (using "sudo ./vmware-install.pl -d"), the init scripts directory was set to "/etc/rc.d" instead of "/etc/init.d", so after setting it manually the installation finished successfully.
Hope this helps!
Thank you - this resolved my problem updating vmware-tools on OpenSuSE 12.1-64 guest running on Win10 host using vmware-desktop.
Who the hell creates 13,000 line perl scripts?
Thx - excellent - works for me too
Have the similar issue with workstation vmware-player 16.2. - Host Kubuntu 22.04 and guest Open Suse 15.4. - your tip with "sudo perl /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl --skip-stop-start worked perfect. The 2nd with "sudo ./vmware-install.pl" did not.
Thx al lot.
@Wandereran You do not need to install VMware Tools on either of these Linux operating systems. Install the open-vm-tools and open-vm-tools-desktop packages provided by the distributions.
VMware Tools for Linux are only maintained by VMware for older Linux distributions that do not provide open-vM-tools.
The Opem-VM; has some disavantages. For example if you want to mount a partition of host system it does mostly not work. This was here my motivation to do it with the original vmware-tools. And it worked.
Thx for your hint - Technogeezer
sudo vmhgfs-fuse .host:/ /mnt/hgfs/ -o allow_other -o uid=1000found in "ask ubuntu" solved the issue. Now inside the guest the folder hgfs shows the mounted shared folders.