I am running a guest Ubuntu 11.10 on top of a host Windows OS. When installing the VMware tool set, somehow the execution is aborted.

I realized that the Guest operating system daemon failed to start. Anyone knows why this might be happening?


http://pastebin.com/xHrkDKdE for the log.

  • Are you running Ubuntu 3.0 or Linux kernel 3.0? there is a difference... – Alvar Nov 1 '11 at 19:02
  • Ubuntu 11.10, and Linux Why? – Peretz Nov 1 '11 at 19:10
  • Ubuntu 3.0 isn't the same as Linux 3.0... – Alvar Nov 1 '11 at 19:41
  • Linux is the kernel not the system. – Alvar Nov 1 '11 at 20:24

The issue seemed familiar and I saw a post in vmware comunities about having open-vm-tools installed already. Could you check if you have them, then uninstall and try recompiling vmware-tools?

sudo dpkg --search open-vm-tools
sudo apt-get purge open-vm-tools

Edit: I enclosed this as a comment in another question @Peretz made related to this one and this solved it.

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