How to Install Ubuntu 19.10 on VMware Workstation 15 in Windows 10

In this article, we will run Ubuntu 19.10 on a new virtual machine using VM Workstation 15 virtualization program on Windows 10 operating system.

How to Install Ubuntu on VMware Workstation 15 in Windows 10

How to Install Ubuntu with VMware Workstation

VMware Workstation is the most popular Hypervisor Type 2 virtualization program developed by VMware. With this software, you can run multiple operating systems on your PC virtually. For example, installing Ubuntu on a virtual machine without installing Dual-Boot may be useful for the first trial.

The latest version of Ubuntu, 19.10, was released on October 17, 2019, under the code name Eoan Ermine. The most prominent feature of this release is that it now includes NVIDIA drivers in ISO image files.

The main features of Ubuntu 19.10 are;

  • Faster Boot with LZ4 Compression
  • ZFS Support
  • NVIDIA Video Card Drivers in ISO File
  • Performance and Visual Changes from GNOME 3.34
  • Dark and Light Theme Support
  • Updated Software

How to Build Ubuntu on a Virtual Machine

First, setup VMware Workstation on your Windows operating system, and then download the ISO image file to your computer for installation.

Follow the steps below to install Ubuntu Linux step by step on Windows 10.

   Step 1

After running VMware Workstation 15 Pro, click Create a Virtual Machine. In the Create New Virtual Machine window, select Custom (Advanced) and click Next.

Create a Virtual Machine

   Step 2

In the operating system selection window, select Linux/Ubuntu 64-bit and click Next.

Linux/Ubuntu 64-bit

   Step 3

We recommend that you back up the virtual machine on an external HDD. Storing VMs on USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive will give you extra performance.

After configuring the backup of the virtual disk to a different location, click Next.

Configure Virtual Machine Name and Location

   Step 4

Configure the processor setting for the virtual machine according to the hardware specifications of your computer and click Next.

Processor Configuration for Virtual Machine

   Step 5

Configure a 4 GB RAM value for Ubuntu VM and click Next.

RAM Configuration for Virtual Machine

   Step 6

You can configure the network adapter settings of the virtual machine to run on VMware in the following window. Select the NAT configuration for the network setting and click Next.

VMware Network Settings

   Step 7

Select Store virtual disk as a single file to back up the virtual hard disk as a single file. In addition, after configuring the maximum disk size for the Ubuntu VM, select Allocate all disk space now. This option will allocate disk space on your host disk up to the disk size you specify.

Store virtual disk as a single file

   Step 8

After creating a new machine for installation, click the Customize Hardware button.

Ready to Create Virtual Machine

   Step 9

In the Hardware window, click on the processor device and select Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI in the Virtualization Engine section on the right to enable the virtualization feature.

Then, click on the CD/DVD device and click the Browse button to add the Ubuntu 19.10 ISO file.

Enabling Virtual Machine Virtualization in VMware

   Step 10

Locate the Ubuntu image file and select the image file and click the Open button.

Ubuntu ISO

   Step 11

Now, click Power on this virtual machine to start the Linux OS installation.

Running the Ubuntu Virtual Machine

   Step 12

Wait for VMware Workstation to boot up the Linux system.

Starting Ubuntu

   Step 13

When the installation wizard opens, click the Install Ubuntu button to start the installation.

Install Ubuntu

   Step 14

Select your preferred keyboard layout and click Continue.

Selecting a Keyboard Layout

   Step 15

In the Updates and other software window, select Normal Installation and Download updates while installing Ubuntu and click Continue.

Minimum Installation

   Step 16

To perform a clean installation, select the Erase disk and install Ubuntu option and click the Install Now button.

Erase Disk and Install Ubuntu

   Step 17

Click Continue to confirm the changes to the disk.

Approve Changes

   Step 18

Select your location and click Continue to proceed with the setup.

Where are you?

   Step 19

Create a user account for the Ubuntu virtual machine and click Continue.

Creating a New User Account

   Step 20

Wait while installing the Linux system on the VMware virtual machine.

Copying Files


To install and run an Ubuntu operating system on a virtual computer, you can watch the video below and also subscribe to our YouTube channel to support us!

How to Install VMware Tools

After installing the Linux operating system on the virtual machine, you must install VMware Tools to share files between the host PC and the VM or configure the screen resolution to full screen.

VM Tools for Ubuntu version 19.10 installs automatically. However, for older versions 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, you need to do this manually.

Now, to install VM Tools on Ubuntu 18.10, follow the steps below.

   Step 1

Click the VM / Install VMware Tools button to start the installation.

VM / Install VMware Tools

   Step 2

Once the image file is mounted on the system, drag and drop the .tar.gz file to the desktop.

VMware Tools.tar.gz

   Step 3

After extracting the VMwareTools.tar.gz archive file to the folder, start Terminal here.

Opening the Terminal

   Step 4

To switch to root access on the terminal, execute sudo su, and then execute ./ to install VMware Tools.


   Step 5

After installing VMware Tools, reboot your system, and click View / Fit Guest Now to change the resolution of the virtual machine automatically.

Fit Guest Now

   Step 6

You can view the full-screen resolution of the Ubuntu virtual machine from the image below.

Verifying System Version

NOTE: In addition to the above steps, you can also execute apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop y in the terminal to install VMware Tools.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10 ⇒ Video

After the beta release of Ubuntu 18.10, the full version released on October 18, 2018. The 19.04 version released on April 18, 2019.

This version will be quite different from the previous versions. The main innovations in Ubuntu 18.10 / 19.04 are:

  1. Gnome 3.0
  2. New theme layout
  3. Better battery life for laptops
  4. Fingerprint reader support
  5. Start-up speed and XDG portal support for snap applications
  6. Android integration
  7. Linux Kernel 5.0
  8. Faster boot with new compression algorithms

You can watch the video below to install Ubuntu 18.10 / 19.04 using Workstation 15 on PC. After the system update after installation, a new icon and interface features will be added to it.

   Final Word

Bu yazımızda, Windows kurulu bir Laptop üzerinde sanal makine üzerinde Ubuntu nasıl kurulur inceledik. Son olarak, sanal makineyi daha performanslı kullanabilmek için VMware Tools’u kurduk. Bizi takip ettiğiniz için teşekkürler!

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