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I am trying to install VMwareTools-8.4.6-385536.tar.gz (VMWare Tools) on the following operating system:
Ubuntu 11.04 -
Linux ubuntu 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:50 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
I am using VMPlayer version 3.1.4 - build 385536


After starting the installation i am getting the following errors:

What is the directory that contains the init scripts?

Error opening No such file or directory


Distribution provided drivers for Xorg X server are used.

Skipping X configuration because X drivers are not included.

Creating a new initrd boot image for the kernel.
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.38-8-generic
Starting VMware Tools services in the virtual machine:
Switching to guest configuration: done
Blocking file system: done
Guest operating system daemon: failed
Virtual Printing daemon: done
Unable to start services for VMware Tools

Can somebody help in this?

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migrated from Jun 24 '11 at 13:34

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Are you installing the tools as root? If so, then let's start with the init.d problem, does that directory exist? Will you post the output of ls -la /etc/init.d?

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