Stuck at 'VMware easy install'



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On 05/05/2012 03:02 PM, Akash Jain wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.04 x86 inside vmware workstation 8.
> However I think the process the stuck. Its just showing "Retrieving
> file 43 of 105" from the last 45 mins or so. Is it normal ?
> Thanks.

What networking settings are you using on that VM?

Have you tried installation of Ubuntu 12.04 32-bits on other
virtualization platform, like VirtualBox?

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\# vmware

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for this system. To (re-)configure it, invoke the following command:


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