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I'm attempting to install Ubuntu Studio 12.04 on my laptop by using VMware Workstation 7.1.5, and I've encountered a problem. The install goes well until the installation of Ubuntu has completed and the installation of VMware Tools starts; after that it just stops. I have waited about an hour and a half and nothing has changed.

The installation is on VMware Easy Install, and I am running Windows Vista 32-bit with 3 GB system RAM and 2 GB of RAM on the virtual machine.

Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you!

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install Ubuntu Studio 12.04 on my laptop by using VMware Workstation 7.1.5

The problem is that the VMWare Tools included with 7.1.5 is fairly old at this point and is not compatible with the Linux 3.2 kernel that Ubuntu 12.04 runs on. The latest VMWare Workstation is 8.x, and I can confirm that it works fine with Ubuntu 12.04, including VMWare Tools.

Other than upgrading VMWare Workstation to v8.x, you can try the following:

  • Install WITHOUT Easy Install - it will install OK and you can try installing VMWare Tools later.
  • Download and install the latest Tools for Linux for Workstation 7.1.5 on Windows from here and see if those install.
  • Finally (and note that this is totally unsupported): try the patch for 7.1.5 here intended to make it compatible with Linux Kernels 3.2 and 3.3, and then try installing Tools again.

(You can always run sudo vmware-config-tools.pl to try to recompile the modules).

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1) try to install ubuntu 11.10 on VMWare Workstation 7 (Download ISO , and disable network connection while installing , Setting -> Network )

2) Install VMWare Tool (http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&externalId=1022525)

2.1) Take Snap Shot (Just incase update error )

3) and update to 12.04, it should work.

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Don't forget to install offline , disable network connection on ubuntu 11 . –  Puwanat Sretavevuth Jun 6 '12 at 15:24
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Restore the /etc/issue file:

sudo mv /etc/issue.backup /etc/issue

Restore the /etc/rc.local file:

sudo mv /etc/rc.local.backup /etc/rc.local

Restore the /etc/init/lightdm.conf file:

sudo mv /opt/vmware-tools-installer/lightdm.conf /etc/init

Then reboot system.

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