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I have Windows 7 and I installed VMware 8.0.3 then I installed Virtual Ubuntu 12.04 through VMware, but when I open it I always get this message:

VMware is currently being installed on your system. Depending on the version of Ubuntu you may log in below and use the system during installation. otherwise, please wait for the graphical environment to launch

& I have this message for about 3 days.. what is the solution please? Thanks In advance

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You should use newer version of VMWARE which is now available.

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Yes it is available.and it has solved the problem also. –  silenTK Jun 17 '12 at 16:06

Check this post Webup8

install the required dependencies and run the downloaded VMware .bundle file:

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`


chmod +x VMware-Player-4.0.3-703057.i386.bundle
sudo ./VMware-Player-4.0.3-703057.i386.bundle


chmod +x VMware-Player-4.0.3-703057.x86_64.bundle
sudo ./VMware-Player-4.0.3-703057.x86_64.bundle

Install patch

sudo apt-get install patch
wget http://webupd8.googlecode.com/files/vmware802fixlinux320.tar.gz
tar -xvf vmware802fixlinux320.tar.gz
sudo ~/vmware802fixlinux320/patch-modules_3.2.0.sh
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Clearly there are some issues with your vmware. You should try this some other version of vmware.

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This is really a comment, not an answer to the question. Please use "add comment" to leave feedback for the author. –  Stephen Myall Aug 14 '12 at 16:24

Or you can sign in and start with startx command. I was facing similar issue so I used startx. What are the drawbacks of it?

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You may want to post a separate question to ask about the drawbacks of manually invoking startx. –  Eliah Kagan Jul 11 '12 at 15:18

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