I looked in those folders and don't see any actual headers file or any documentation that tells me the path to the installed headers.Code:stuartv@ubuntu:~$ dpkg-query -L linux-headers-generic /. /usr /usr/share /usr/share/doc /usr/share/doc/linux-headers-generic /usr/share/doc/linux-headers-generic/copyright /usr/share/doc/linux-headers-generic/changelog.gz
linux-headers-generic is a metapackage that depends on linux-headers-<some version>-generic, which contains the actual headers.
I found the headers.
My reinstall of the VMWare Tools appears to be proceeding successfully now. Actually, just finished. Apparently, successfully.
Thanks again for the help.
Annnnd... now I'm hosed again.
The first time I installed Ubuntu (yesterday), it came up and was running. Networking was flaky (as described earlier), so I restarted the VM (using the menu at the top right). It started rebooting, displayed the Ubuntu splash screen, then hung with a black screen just showing "[ OK ]" in white, at the upper right. I tried doing a "reset" on the VM and it did the same thing. I ended up deleting the VM and creating a new one and installing again. That's what I was running the rest of yesterday, up until just now.
Just now, the VMWare Tools finished reinstalling and it told me I should reboot. So I did. Again, using the menu at the upper right to do a Restart. It shutdown and started booting up and now it has done the same thing as yesterday. Ubuntu splash screen, then black, with [ OK ] at the upper right.
Oh, and I tried hitting Enter yesterday and today. Nothing. It just sits there, hung. it does show a blinking cursor, and when I hit return, the cursor moves down a line and all the way to the left. But, that's it.
Any more suggestions? I'm going to start a thread on the VMWare support forums on this.
Sonuvagun! I did VM/Restart Guest about 3 times, and on the third time, it booted back up and let me login. I did another Restart (from the Ubuntu menu) and it did it again - booted to a black screen and hung. Did VM/Restart Guest a couple more times and it booted up again and let me login.
Also, each time I do VM/Restart Guest, it displays some messages. The first is:
then some others
* Asking all processes to terminate [OK]
* Killing all remaing processes [fail]
or words to that effect. Anybody have any idea what's going on??
Final update on this:
I blew away my VM and created a new one from scratch. This time, I did not do the VMware "easy install". I created an empty VM then "inserted" the Ubuntu VM and powered on the VM, then went through the normal Ubuntu install process. When it finished, everything seemed fine and I logged in then restarted the system 3 or 4 times, with no problems.
Then I installed the VMware Tools. And my boot problems were back, just like that.
I think I'm going to just blow it away again and create it again without the VMware Tools and leave it that way for now. I started a thread on the VMware support forum about this. Hopefully, VMware will come out with updated Tools soon. Being able to copy and paste between host and guest is pretty handy sometimes....
yah because everyone is born with that knowledge... they know where things are because they've been using it since probably childhood. and i have plenty of co workers that do not know where to find such things as for example the command prompt.I didn't start this thread to be a Linux vs Windows thing, but I don't see how anybody can take Ubuntu seriously as a candidate to replace Windows (7, anyway - it seems way better than the travesty that is Windows 8) on the average user's PC. I can't think of anybody I've run across who had to be referred to some website to read up on how to use Windows 7 for normal stuff (e.g. basic setup, web browsing, email, Office-type applications). They just start using it and are able to (generally) figure it out.
the commands are given becuase someone else might have same problem as you and these commands work in all desktop environments (the default Unity&Gnome, KDE, XFCE, LXDE, IceWM, Openbox, E17....). furthermore they often work across linux distributions. so even someone not running ubuntu can get help by reading the forums.
i seriously consider linux as windows replacement. there are many here that already did the switch.
now then speaking of various distributions and options and since you desperatelly want windows like interface then have a look at Kubuntu (it's what i use since i do not get along with Unity as well). if you want the XP feel then right click on K and use classic menu. another option is Xubuntu which you can easily modify to look like windows.
i think windows copied a lot of stuff form KDE (kubuntu) and probably vice versa....: http://www.kubuntu.org/feature-tour
Last edited by mastablasta; March 13th, 2013 at 07:59 AM.