wildbat
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installation of 2.5.3-185404 freeze at 100% on Ubuntu 9.10

installation of VMware player 2.5.3-185404 freeze at 100% on Ubuntu 9.10

$ sudo bash /media/Storage/Softwares/VMware-Player-2.5.3-185404.6_64.bundle --console

Extracting VMware Installer...done.

The product is ready to be installed. Press enter to begin

installation or Ctrl-C to cancel.

Installing VMware Player 2.5.3

Configuring...

100%

anyone have any idea?

similiar case happen when i install VMware Workstaion. it freeze @ 62%.

both freeze at configuring VMware Player.

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wildbat
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forgot to mention i am running ubuntu 9.10 64bit os

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david_askey
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I am having the same problem installing vmware workstation 6.5.3 build 185404 64 bit.

It hangs at configuring vmware player.

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JeffreyVandenbo
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I'm having the same problem, no problem on ubuntu 9.04 though

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knoxg
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I'm also seeing the installation freeze during configuration of VMware Player 2.5.3 whilst installing VMware-Workstation-6.5.3-185404.x86_64.bundle, running on Ubuntu 9.10.

The contents of /tmp/vmware-root/setup-3057.log contains:

Oct 08 13:58:53.310: app| Log for VMware Workstation pid=3057 version=6.5.3 build=build-185404 option=Release

Oct 08 13:58:53.310: app| Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8

Oct 08 13:58:53.951: app| Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

Oct 08 13:58:53.988: app| Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmmon-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/2.6.31-11-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.4.1

Oct 08 13:58:58.908: app| The vmmon module loads perfectly in the running kernel.

Oct 08 13:58:58.908: app|

Oct 08 13:58:58.921: app| Registering file: /usr/lib/vmware/installer/vmware-installer --register-file vmware-player regular /lib/modules/2.6.31-11-generic/misc/vmmon.o

Oct 08 13:58:59.486: app| Registering file: /usr/lib/vmware/installer/vmware-installer --register-file vmware-player regular /lib/modules/2.6.31-11-generic/misc/vmmon.ko

Oct 08 13:59:09.410: app| Extracting the sources of the vmnet module.

Oct 08 13:59:09.416: app| Building module with command: /usr/bin/make -C /tmp/vmware-root/modules/vmnet-only auto-build SUPPORT_SMP=1 HEADER_DIR=/lib/modules/2.6.31-11-generic/build/include CC=/usr/bin/gcc GREP=/usr/bin/make IS_GCC_3=no VMCCVER=4.4.1

The make of vmnet-only on the last line of this log never appears to terminate

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hakir
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Hi there,

same problem here with ubuntu 9.10 on an amd64. Looking into the logs is futile. But try your hand at pstree, lsof, strace and the like to see that there is a 'cc1' and 'as' process pair (sub processes of the gcc compiler) which tries to communicate via a pipe with the main installation process. This bugger, however, is listening to a complete different file descriptor. Together it looks like a classic deadlock situation.

This may be a bug in the vmplayer installation or maybe in python, or an incompatibility in python, which is seemingly used for the installer.

I hope we get a patch from vmware sometime soon.

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knoxg
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Ended up rolling back to Ubuntu 9.04; not a great solution, but good enough for now. Once Ubuntu 9.10 moves out of beta release at the end of the month I may give it another shot.

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rms46
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Revision 091021-02

Problem: VMware Player 2.5.3 freezes at 100% installation.

After googling here and there, here are my tips for the coming Ubuntu 9.10:

1) Make sure you have the latest version 2.5.3.

2) Open two root shells; i.e. "#1)" and "#2)", with:

% sudo su -

#1)

% sudo su -

#2)

3) At root shell #1, run

#1) while true; do killall -9 vmware-modconfig-console; sleep 2; done

4) At root shell #2, make sure you have installed all pre-requisites packages

#2) apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`

5) At root shell #2, install the bundle with option --ignore-errors

#2) ./VMware-Player-2.5.3-185404.i386.bundle --ignore-errors

Wait until "Installation was successful"

6) At root shell #1, Hit Ctrl-C to abort point (3) above.

7) At root shell #1, run:

#1) vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

Ref: CUT and PASTED from these following URLs

RMS46

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