To give a little background, i'm trying to prepare a Vagrant environment that I will use for WordPress development. I downloaded the Precise_64 VMWare Workstation box and configured the Vagrant Plugin and can start up the VM and SSH into it with no issues. As a standard thing while working with all boxes (to mimic my production environment) I do
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade to have the latest version of core packages before I go installing other things.
At some point down the line I do a
vagrant reload and it fails while loading the "HGFS Kernel Module" and says I cannot use shared directories without it loading. I then SSH into the machine and noticed that the VMWare Tools process is not even running. I was able to recreate this on another machine and on a new machine that the
dist-upgrade stops VMWare Tools from loading on reboot. How can I fix this so when I start a new VM and update things I won't have to deal with this issue anymore?