dingding
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how to re-install vmware-tools from a aborted installation

when i install vmware-tools, in the first step, it prompt me not enough space. so i use ctrl+Z plus kill -9 to terminate the installation process. after clean up, i re-install vmware-tools, but it always promt me previous installation exists, and uninstall failed. how to clean up previous installation?

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proden20
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What is your linux distribution? Did you use an rpm or tarball?

Dennis Procopio - VCP

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dingding
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i use tarball. linux version is fedora release 11. for the error, please see attached.

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proden20
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OK I don't have one of these running but perhaps one of these ideas will help:

1.) check for the existence of /usr/bin/vmware-uninstall-tools.pl

2.) if it is there, run it manually

3.) if it is not there, take a snapshot and..

4.) find / -name "vmware" (my rhel box gives me back /usr/lib/vmware-tools)

5.) delete the directory where you see it and try the installer again.

6.) If that works commit your snapshot, if not, revert.

Let me know if that helps.

Dennis Procopio - VCP

dingding
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i modify your step 4 as below,

find / -name vmware-tool\*

my search result is /etc/vnware-rools.

after clean up, i can re-install vmware-tools now.

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