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    Angry Ubuntu 12.04 64bit stuck at installing vmware tools

    I am new to linux and vmware. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit on VMware Workstation 8. the install seemed to be fine, but when i checked back, then it was stuck on the following screen:

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    I also tried restarting the virtual machine, but still it begins installing vmware tools and gets stuck there

    Can someone tell me whats wrong or if i am missing something or doing it wrong?
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    Last edited by makrand; June 7th, 2012 at 03:59 AM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 64bit stuck at installing vmware tools

    Do you need vmware specifically? If not, virtualbox is in the software center and usually installs without an issue.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 64bit stuck at installing vmware tools

    Quote Originally Posted by makrand View Post
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    Can someone tell me whats wrong or if i am missing something or doing it wrong?
    Do not use the "Easy Install" option, VMware does not fully support 12.04 yet.

    Use the Manual Install option and point the CD to the ISO image.
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 64bit stuck at installing vmware tools

    I had the same problem but I resolved it.
    While creating a new virtual machine, you're asked how will you install the Guest OS and there are three options
    1- Installer disc:
    2- Installer disc image file (iso):
    3- I will install the operating system later.

    The problem rose when I selected the 2nd option and browsed to the Ubuntu iso image file. The next time I selected the 3rd option and the problem was gone.

    Hope it helps.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 64bit stuck at installing vmware tools

    You need to upgrade to VM Ware Workstation 9.x 32 or 64 bit. It fully supports Ubuntu 12.04.x LTS 32 and 64 bit as a guest virtual machine with OpenGL 2.1 3D hardware graphics acceleration. You can also use it with Ubuntu 12.04.x 32 and 64 bit Long Term Service as the host operating system like I do.

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