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alaya
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VMware: can't install guest tools on windows guest

Post by alaya » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:11 am

Hi,
I have problems with VirtualBox (complete system freeze on any guest boot) , so I installed VMware workstation player 14.
I still have a little issue: I can't install guest Tools on my windows guest (see the image in attachment).
Even if the virtual machine is launched with root, I have the same issue.
Host : Mint 18.3
Guest : Windows 7

Thanks for the help :D

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System:    Host: Kernel: 4.13.0-26-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-5005U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 7981
           clock speeds: max: 1900 MHz 1: 1995 MHz 2: 1995 MHz 3: 1995 MHz
           4: 1995 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz, 1440x900@59.90hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.4 Direct Rendering: Yes
Info:      Processes: 224 Uptime: 2:04 Memory: 4164.6/7898.1MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 
Thanks for the help.
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Cosmo.
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Re: VMware: can't install guest tools on windows guest

Post by Cosmo. » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:43 am

alaya wrote:Even if the virtual machine is launched with root
The worst ting ever you can do.

I cannot tell you anything about VMW, but in case that you used VB from the official repositories (it would be version 5.0.x), the freeze was predictable. It is the consequence of offering in the repositories for years an old version, which is supposed to fail at some point.

Go to the Oracle website for virtualbox and download the latest version f 5.1.x (preferable for stability) or 5.2. The freeze will very most likely be history.

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Re: VMware: can't install guest tools on windows guest

Post by alaya » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:17 am

Thank you Cosmo.
VirtualBox is working again !
I downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 Oracle VB deb file.

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