VMware tools install for Ubuntu 7.10 Workstation 5.5 - detected x.org execution abort
This is for anyone that has VMware and has installed Ubuntu 7.10 guest.
I have Workstation 5.5, Win XP host, and i'm trying to do a VMware tools install for Ubuntu 7.10 (which was installed via "ship it" cd) using a and I'm getting an error "x.org detected".
I tried the install in Gnome, but it failed.
I read that you can install if you use a workspace for the install, so I switched to a workspace ctrl-alt space/F1, and logged in there and as root and tried it, but it still detects x.org
It runs through the install questions, where I just accept all the defaults.
Then it asks to run a config script and I allow it and it asks:
vmhgfs module build for my system, and I enter n
vmxnet module build for my system, and I enter n
then I get the error
problem extracting version of x.org
I'm still a newbie.
I suppose the X gnome system is still running (I have just switched away from its workspace), so I wonder if that is something to do with it.
I suppose I don't know how to get out of X and back into it if I needed to.
Anyway, I wonder if anyone else has had the intall tools issue on Ubuntu 7.10 and knows how to fix it.
Last edited by optimizer; 02-19-2008 at 03:58 PM.
Reason: add config script <edit again> CD install