I'm installing Ubuntu 12.04 inside VMWare workstation 8. Once installing the tools started, it got stuck with a message saying:
Installing VMware Tools. Please Wait...
How do I get it to boot? I have left it sitting for at least half an hour before restarting it.
This was originally asked re. 12.04. I am having the same problem with 12.10. I suspect it's some interaction between VMware and my corporate firewall, but I haven't solved it yet.