How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12? – With VMware Workstation you can create virtual machines and install different operating systems on your computer.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

I recommend downloading the latest version of the VMware virtualization program before proceeding with the installation of Ubuntu with VMware. If you have it installed on your computer, you can skip this step directly.

The latest version of the VMware Workstation virtualization program is 15.0.2 Pro. You can download VMware Workstation 15 from here.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 with VMware Workstation 12/14/15 on Windows 10 PC?

Follow the steps below to install Ubuntu step-by-step on a virtual machine on your Windows 10 computer!

   Step 1

Open VMware Workstation and create a new virtual machine. You can determine the amount of Ram etc. as in the image below. Then add the Ubuntu ISO file to the CD/DVD device.

Run the virtual machine to install Ubuntu.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 2

Preparing for Ubuntu installation.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 3

In the Language settings section, you can select English or another language. If you want to install Ubuntu in English, select English as in the image below and click Install Ubuntu.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 4

In the “Preparing to install Ubuntu” window, if you have configured the network settings of the virtual machine, check “Download updates while installing Ubuntu” and “Install third-party software, Flash, MP3 and other media” and click Continue.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 5

You are in the most important step in the installation of Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10. If you want to install a clean Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10, you must select Erase disk and install Ubuntu as shown in the following image.

If you want to install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on your physical computer, you need to create a new partition via the following other options.

Click Install Now to continue.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 6

Click Continue on the Write the changes to disks window.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 7

Select where you live in the “Where are you” window and click Continue.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 8

You can use the text box to find your location faster.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 9

Click Continue to continue the installation of Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 with VMware.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 10

In the Keyboard layout section, continue by selecting the keyboard layout you want to use.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 11

In the “Who are you” window, continue typing your user name, computer name, and password.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 12

Copying files for Ubuntu installation…

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 13

Installing Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10…

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 14

The necessary packages for Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 are being downloaded over the Internet.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 15

Ubuntu installation on VMware Workstation successfully completed! Restart the Ubuntu virtual machine.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 16

Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 installation is complete but you get the following error. You need to add code to the Ubuntu virtual machine vmx file.

Open the file “Ubuntu.vmx” and save the file by adding “cpuid.1.eax = 00000000000000010000011010100101” to the bottom line.

After you add the code, restart the Ubuntu virtual machine.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 17

When you restart the Ubuntu virtual machine, you will see the following image. Press the Enter key on the Ubuntu option and continue.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 18

Enter your password and press Enter.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 19

The steps to install Ubuntu on VMware Workstation has been completed. However, we need to install VMware tools.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 20

Run the command prompt on the desktop with Right Key / Open Terminal.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 21

The command prompt will appear as in the following image.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 22

We need to check the Internet connection before installing VMware Tools. Because, Ubuntu will download and install the VMware Tools software from the Internet.

To ping on Ubuntu, you can use the ping -c 2 www.google.com command.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 23

To install Ubuntu VMware Tools, execute the apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop -y command.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 24

Ubuntu VMware Tools software was installed successfully.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 25

Click Shut Down to restart your Ubuntu virtual machine.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 26

After clicking the Shutdown option, click Restart to restart the virtual machine.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

   Step 27

After installing VMware Tools on Ubuntu, you can review the display resolution of the virtual machine, from the following image.

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 on VMware Workstation 15/14/12?

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   Final Word

After installing Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10, install the VMware Tools software. Otherwise, you won’t get full performance from the Ubuntu virtual machine. Thanks for following us!

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