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Old 10-23-2009, 04:12 AM   #1
tommytomato
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Ubuntu 9.04+vmware+uninstall probs


Hi all

I delete the vmware directory my mistake, when I try to reinstall vmware

I get the following messages, I've tried to remove the directories and files it ask but I'm getting NO where in a hurry

any other ideas please, I wish to reinstall vmware

Code:
tommytomato@tomatoland:~/Desktop/vmware-server-distrib$ sudo ./vmware-install.pl
The following VMware kernel modules have been found on your system that were 
not installed by the VMware Installer.  Please remove them then run this 
installer again.

vmci
vmnet
vmmon

I.e. - 'rm /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/misc/<ModuleName>.{o,ko}'

Execution aborted.



tommytomato@tomatoland:~/Desktop/vmware-server-distrib$ sudo find / -name vmci
/sys/devices/virtual/misc/vmci
/sys/class/misc/vmci
/sys/module/vmci
/dev/vmci           
/dev/.udev/names/vmci
/home/tommytomato/Desktop/vmware-server-distrib/lib/include/vmci
/usr/lib/vmware/include/vmci
tommytomato@tomatoland:~/Desktop/vmware-server-distrib$ sudo find / -name vmnet
/sys/module/vmnet
/proc/vmnet
tommytomato@tomatoland:~/Desktop/vmware-server-distrib$ sudo find / -name vmmon
/sys/devices/virtual/misc/vmmon
/sys/class/misc/vmmon
/sys/module/vmmon
/dev/vmmon
/dev/.udev/names/vmmon
tommytomato@tomatoland:~/Desktop/vmware-server-distrib$
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:28 AM   #2
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I am not too familiar with VMware, but have you done a "purge" of the package. Sometimes some of the old files still end up sticking around even after an uninstall. Now, I can't remember the exact command, you may want to try man aptitude to get an idea, but it was something to the effect of sudo aptitude vmware --purge or --purgeall . Either way, that is something to look into while I try to do some research, although I am at work right now, so may not be able to check back in for a while.
 
Old 10-23-2009, 06:53 AM   #3
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I've had no lick yet my self

here is what I get when running the Purge command

Code:
tommytomato@tomatoland:~$ aptitude purge vmware
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information      
Initializing package states... Done
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13 Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?
tommytomato@tomatoland:~$ sudo aptitude purge vmware
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information      
Initializing package states... Done
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
tommytomato@tomatoland:~$ sudo aptitude remove vmware
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information      
Initializing package states... Done
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
tommytomato@tomatoland:~$
Just waiting for java to finish download for webmin, was or is going to try and remove those folders then try reinstall vmware again

TT

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Old 10-23-2009, 08:52 AM   #4
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If you are definitely putting "sudo" in front of those purge commands then there is really something messed up or those resources are still running upon startup. Have tried running "top" to see if those listed are running, and if they are, all you need is the PID # which should be listed with that resource and then be able to kill it, and then maybe purge will work. That's about all I got, but good luck and let us know how it turns out!
 
Old 10-23-2009, 07:44 PM   #5
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NO luck yet, is there another way to remove those folder's ?

I've use my band width up for the month and can only start Downloading stuff from 2am onwards, sucks hey

anyways I've downloaded virtual box instead, but I still want to remove thoses folders reinstall vmware then uninstall it the correct way

Quote:
vmci
vmnet
vmmon
System tells me most of the time I don't have permisson to do so, even tried
Code:
gksudo nautilus
TT

Last edited by tommytomato; 10-23-2009 at 07:47 PM.
 
Old 10-23-2009, 08:47 PM   #6
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well my system updated it self, and I was able to reinstall vmware OK, did have a problem with the graphics thou, how ever I was able to repair that too.

I ran the command

Code:
sudo vmware-uninstall.pl
Code:
tommytomato@tomatoland:~/Desktop/vmware-server-distrib$ sudo vmware-uninstall.pl

Uninstalling the tar installation of VMware Server.

Checking for active VMs:
There are no Active VMs.
Stopping services for VMware Server

Stopping VMware autostart virtual machines:
   Virtual machines                                                    done
Stopping VMware management services:
   VMware Virtual Infrastructure Web Access
   VMware Server Host Agent                                            done
Stopping VMware services:
   VMware Authentication Daemon                                        done
   Virtual machine communication interface                             done
   Virtual machine monitor                                             done
   Bridged networking on /dev/vmnet0                                   done
   Host network detection                                              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                                                    done

 * Stopping internet superserver xinetd                                  [ OK ] 
 * Starting internet superserver xinetd                                  [ OK ] 
Uninstalling the tar installation of VMware VIX API.

The removal of VMware VIX API 1.6.2 build-156745 for Linux completed 
successfully.  Thank you for having tried this software.

This program previously created the directory /usr/lib/vmware/vmware-vix, and 
was about to remove it. Since there are files in that directory that this 
program did not create, it will not be removed.

This program previously created the directory /etc/vmware/hostd, and was about 
to remove it. Since there are files in that directory that this program did not
create, it will not be removed.

The removal of VMware Server 2.0.1 build-156745 for Linux completed 
successfully.  Thank you for having tried this software.

tommytomato@tomatoland:~/Desktop/vmware-server-distrib$
going to try virtual box instead, which is the better of the two, any one know ?

TT
 
Old 10-23-2009, 11:07 PM   #7
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Glad to hear you are making some progress. I don't have any personal knowledge of either VMware or Virtual Box, so I can't help with choosing between those 2, I am just glad that you have been able to move on and at least get one of thee installed. I wish you the best of luck and please post back if you rnn into something else, but obviously if it is a different issue please start a new thread, so that it is properly labeled, etc.
 
Old 10-25-2009, 07:11 AM   #8
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Ubuntu 9.10 RC

Hello,

I'd like to know if there is any good reason for me to download and install the new Ubuntu 9.10. I have downloaded and installed Ubuntu 9.04 and kept it updated. So, do I have all the features that Ubuntu 9.10 offers?

Thanks for any reply.

Dwight Randall
 
Old 10-25-2009, 09:02 AM   #9
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Well, I would definitely suggest checking out Ubuntu.com and reading up on the differences, I know I will be upgrading because my graphics card is supposed to have better support in the new kernel, also they are now using Grub 2 I believe, and the default "theme" for the desktop and login, etc. is supposed to be improved. I know these are minor things, but the major thing would be the upgrade of the kernel which some of the newer software out there requires. Just check it out and see if it is worth your time. Whenever I do an installation, I have 3 partitions, one for root (/), one for swap, and one for all the home directories (/home), that way I can upgrade or install a new version without touching my existing documents, music, etc. because that is all in my home directory which remains untouched since it's on its own partition. Just my opinion.

akaKingESS
 
Old 11-16-2009, 09:14 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by akakingess View Post
Glad to hear you are making some progress. I don't have any personal knowledge of either VMware or Virtual Box, so I can't help with choosing between those 2, I am just glad that you have been able to move on and at least get one of thee installed. I wish you the best of luck and please post back if you rnn into something else, but obviously if it is a different issue please start a new thread, so that it is properly labeled, etc.
Long time since I posted last

I ended up using Virtual Host, because it was a very quick setup and had a simple GUI to use.

Got a short video on all the systems installed along with a Compiz effect
but you will see Ubuntu 9.10 - Vista HP - Windows7- XP-PRO all installed
http://www.youtube.com/smeggingtommy

how ever the system does slow down a bit when I run all OS systems at once

TT
 
Old 11-16-2009, 09:17 PM   #11
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Quote:
Dwight Randall;3731749]Hello,

I'd like to know if there is any good reason for me to download and install the new Ubuntu 9.10. I have downloaded and installed Ubuntu 9.04 and kept it updated. So, do I have all the features that Ubuntu 9.10 offers?

Thanks for any reply.

Dwight Randall
No Not really 9.10 will have those extras that 9.04 doesn't

simple update 9.04 via your Update Manager to 9.10

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Old 11-17-2009, 08:54 PM   #12
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I believe to update to a new "version" you can run within the terminal just an
Code:
update -d
or
Code:
update d
,
can't remember off of the top of my head, but just doing a simple update will keep updating your current version and not bring you all the way up to Karmic Koala (9.10) without specifying, just FYI.
 
  


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