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I have a similar problem and I solved it with the procedure suggested here, as indicated in Jorge's comment: $ git clone https://github.com/rasa/vmware-tools-patches.git $ cd vmware-tools-patches $ ./patched-open-vm-tools.sh I hope this can help you. Good luck!


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I have had the same issue, but solved it by removing the vmware-tools, and installing open-vm-tools: sudo vmware-uninstall-tools.pl sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop and then rebooting. Hope that helps.


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The error is self explanatory. You're in the middle of Easy Install, which would install and/or update the VMware Tools anyways as part of the Easy Installation process (which is an automated process to make deployment of VMs simpler); as such, it won't permit you to run the installation manually. Install the OS first, and let VMware do its thing, ...


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This answer was lifted from the vmware community forum and describes manually compiling the VMWare services because the kernel being used is newer than the distro available. cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source unpack vmnet.tar cd vmnet-only make cd .. unpack vmmon.tar cd vmmon-only make cd .. cp vmmon.o /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc/vmmon.ko cp vmnet.o ...



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