I try to upgrade vmware tools on a VM (Red hat Enterprise Linux Server 6.1) the package I try to install is VMwareTools-8.6.10-913593.tar.gz.

In a step of installation I get this error :

No X install found.

Creating a new initrd boot image for the kernel.
ERROR: "/sbin/dracut --force --add-drivers "vmxnet3 vmw_pvscsi vmxnet"
/boot/initramfs-2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.x86_64.img >/dev/null 2>&1" exited with
non-zero status.

Your system currently may not have a functioning init image and may not boot
properly. DO NOT REBOOT! Please ensure that you have enough free space
available in your /boot directory and run this configuration script again.

Execution aborted.

  • How much disk space do you have? – ewwhite Jun 23 '14 at 10:50
  • sda is about 20G – Ali Mezgani Jun 23 '14 at 10:51
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    How much free space do you have in your /boot partition? – ewwhite Jun 23 '14 at 10:56
  • Found it, /boot was mounted on RO – Ali Mezgani Jun 23 '14 at 11:09
  • To avoid this question floating around forever, do you want to write that up as an answer, then accept it when the site permits you to do so (which may take 24-48 hours)? – MadHatter Jun 23 '14 at 11:15

Found it, /boot was mounted on RO

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