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Can't install VMWare Server

Postby ElEdwards on Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:48 pm

I have been trying to install VMWare Server but get errors and the installation just stops.

I've usedthe 'find' command in Terminal to find *vmware* and have used purge and remove to get rid of them.... but the installation fails in Synaptic, Automatix2 and Terminal.

In Terminal, here's what I get:
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elwood@laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install vmware-server vmware-tools-kernel-modules
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  vmware-server-kernel-modules vmware-server-kernel-modules-2.6.20-16
  vmware-tools-kernel-modules-2.6.20-16
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  vmware-server vmware-server-kernel-modules
  vmware-server-kernel-modules-2.6.20-16 vmware-tools-kernel-modules
  vmware-tools-kernel-modules-2.6.20-16
0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 24.6kB/83.0MB of archives.
After unpacking 140MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/multiverse vmware-tools-kernel-modules 2.6.20.16.28.1 [24.6kB]
Fetched 24.6kB in 0s (51.0kB/s)               
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously deselected package vmware-server-kernel-modules-2.6.20-16.
(Reading database ... 99253 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking vmware-server-kernel-modules-2.6.20-16 (from .../vmware-server-kernel-modules-2.6.20-16_2.6.20.5-16.29_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package vmware-server-kernel-modules.
Unpacking vmware-server-kernel-modules (from .../vmware-server-kernel-modules_2.6.20.16.28.1_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking vmware-server (from .../vmware-server_1.0.3-1_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/vmware-server_1.0.3-1_i386.deb (--unpack):
 subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
Selecting previously deselected package vmware-tools-kernel-modules-2.6.20-16.
Unpacking vmware-tools-kernel-modules-2.6.20-16 (from .../vmware-tools-kernel-modules-2.6.20-16_2.6.20.5-16.29_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package vmware-tools-kernel-modules.
Unpacking vmware-tools-kernel-modules (from .../vmware-tools-kernel-modules_2.6.20.16.28.1_i386.deb) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/vmware-server_1.0.3-1_i386.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
elwood@laptop:~$


What am I missing?
Thanks!
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Postby scorp123 on Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:32 pm

Hmmm ... there is no obvious error. The only thing coming to my mind right now: Could it be that your filesystem is full? A full filesystem can lead to a wide range of strange and non-obvious errors. Can we try e.g. this:

df -ah

And then post the output here. Just to be sure it isn't a full filesystem.

Regardless of that: you could try this:

apt-get clean
apt-get update


And then repeat the commands you used above to produce the output you posted.
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Postby ElEdwards on Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:50 pm

I finally got VMWare Server installed! I searched the Ubuntu forums and found an article that said VMWare Server has to be patched to run on Fiesty (which is what Mint is based on).

I went through the MYRIAD of steps and finally got it! :)
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Postby scorp123 on Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:17 am

ElEdwards wrote: and found an article that said VMWare Server has to be patched to run on Fiesty (which is what Mint is based on).
That's funny because I am running VMware Server on Feisty and did not have to patch it in any way whatsoever. I installed VMware via Canonical's commercial repos (should work on Mint too):
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deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu feisty-commercial main
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