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  1. #1
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    VMWare install woes

    I am running Ubuntu 6.10 and am trying to install VMWare fom the repos. However I keep getting this error message:

    Code:
    Starting VMware services:
       Virtual machine monitor                                             done
       Virtual ethernet                                                    done
       Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                                  failed
       Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 (background)                    done
       Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 (background)                    done
       NAT service on /dev/vmnet8                                         failed
    invoke-rc.d: initscript vmware-player, action "start" failed.
    dpkg: error processing vmware-player (--configure):
     subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     vmware-player
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    At this point I would be happy if I could just get it to quit trying to install it. Does anyone know what is going on with this? How to I get it to finish installing correctly or uninstall it?
    Last edited by valkarin; December 28th, 2007 at 04:12 AM.

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    Re: VMWare install woes

    This is kind of a hit or miss solution to this particular problem. I've had good luck and bad luck with. Anyway, try this first:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get -f install
    The -f option attempts to fix broken or partially installed packages.

    If that fails:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get build-dep vmware-player
    This attempts to fetch any missing dependencies that, for whatever reason, weren't properly installed in the first place. While this is unlikely to fix anything, it could produce error output that could be useful later. Then, run the first command again.

    Finally, try removing it completely:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove vmware-player
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    Re: VMWare install woes

    Quote Originally Posted by valkarin View Post
    I am running Ubuntu 6.10 and am trying to install VMWare fom the repos. However I keep getting this error message:
    ........
    At this point I would be happy if I could just get it to quit trying to install it. Does anyone know what is going on with this? How to I get it to finish installing correctly or uninstall it?
    You may want to try booting up in Recovery mode and running the apt-get command to either install or remove it.

    I just installed this package the other day 100% ok - but I'm using 7.10 64 bit.

    I must admit I like vmware, I have the 32bit version of Ubuntu installed in it on my 64 bit Ubuntu system - best of both worlds!
    Regards, David.
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    Re: VMWare install woes

    Tried all of your apt-get suggestions and am still in the same boat. The auto remove one returned this:

    Code:
    Removing vmware-player ...
    Stopping VMware services:
       Virtual machine monitor                                             done
       Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                                   done
       DHCP server on /dev/vmnet1                                          done
       Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1                                 done
       DHCP server on /dev/vmnet8                                          done
       NAT service on /dev/vmnet8                                          done
       Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8                                 done
       Virtual ethernet                                                   failed
    invoke-rc.d: initscript vmware-player, action "stop" failed.
    dpkg: error processing vmware-player (--remove):
     subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
    Starting VMware services:
       Virtual machine monitor                                             done
       Virtual ethernet                                                    done
       Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                                  failed
       Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet1 (background)                    done
       Host-only networking on /dev/vmnet8 (background)                    done
       NAT service on /dev/vmnet8                                          done
    invoke-rc.d: initscript vmware-player, action "start" failed.
    dpkg: error while cleaning up:
     subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     vmware-player
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    Have not tried the recovery mode suggestion yet. It will have to wait until morning. Any other ideas keep them coming and thanks for the help so far.
    Running Ubuntu 8.10 on a Pentium 1.8Ghz with 630 MB RAM and a Nvidia GeForce 2 MMX card with the driver from Nvidia.

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    Re: VMWare install woes

    Quote Originally Posted by valkarin View Post
    Tried all of your apt-get suggestions and am still in the same boat.
    .........
    Have not tried the recovery mode suggestion yet. It will have to wait until morning. Any other ideas keep them coming and thanks for the help so far.
    You might have to manually stop the vmware startup by editing your /etc/rc directories, then it may allow you to remove it after a clean boot.
    Regards, David.
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    Re: VMWare install woes

    Do I just delete the scripts in the rc*.d directories?
    Running Ubuntu 8.10 on a Pentium 1.8Ghz with 630 MB RAM and a Nvidia GeForce 2 MMX card with the driver from Nvidia.

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