In this article, we will examine how to install Linuxon a virtual machine using VMware Workstation 14/15 on a Windows 10 PC.
How to Setup Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 / 19.04 using VMware Workstation
With VMware software you can create virtual machines and install different operating systems on your computer.
I recommend you download the latest version of the VMware 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 VM Workstation virtualization program is 15.0.4 Pro. You can download VM Workstation 15 from here to your computer.
How to Run Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 / 19.04 with VMware Workstation 12/14/15 on Windows 10 PC
Follow the steps below to setup Ubuntu step-by-step on a virtual machine on your Windows 10 computer!
Open the VM Workstation/Player and create a new virtual machine. You can determine the amount of Ram etc. as in the image below. Then add the ISO file to the CD/DVD device.
Run the Linux virtual machine.
Preparing for Ubuntu installation.
In the Language settings section, you can select English or another language. If you want to use Ubuntu in English, select English as in the image below and click Install Ubuntu.
In the Preparing to install Ubuntu window, if you have configured the network settings of the virtual machine, tick “Download updates while installing Ubuntu” and “Install third-party software for Graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, Flash, MP3 and other media” and click to continue.
This step is the most important part in the installation of Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 / 19.04. If you want to setup a clean Ubuntu, you must select Erase disk and install Ubuntu as shown in the following image.
If you want to use Ubuntu on your physical computer, you need to create a new partition via the following other options.
Click Install Now to continue.
Click Continue on the Write the changes to disks window.
Select where you live in the “Where are you” window and click Continue.
In the text box, enter and select the country where you live.
Click Continue to proceed setting up Ubuntu with VMware.
In the Keyboard settings section, continue by selecting the keyboard layout you want to use.
In the “Who are you” window, continue typing your user name, computer name, and password.
Copying files for the Ubuntu system …
Installing Ubuntu operating system …
The necessary packages for Ubuntu OS are being downloaded over the Internet …
Ubuntu installation on VMware Workstation completed successfully! Now, restart the virtual machine.
The installation is complete but you receive the following error. You need to add code to the Ubuntu virtual machine vmx file.
Go to the Ubuntu installation location and open the file named “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.
You will encounter the following image when you restart the virtual machine. Press the Enter key on the Ubuntu option and continue.
Type your password and press Enter.
After you have successfully installed Ubuntu using VMware virtualization software, you need to setup VMware tools.
Run the command prompt on the desktop with Right Button / Open Terminal.
The command prompt will appear as in the following image.
Before installing VM Tools, you need to check the Internet connection. Because, VMware Tools will be downloaded and installed from the Internet.
To ping over Ubuntu, you can execute the ping -c 2 www.google.com command.
To install VMware Tools on Ubuntu, follow the apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop -y command.
VM Tools software installed successfully.
Click Shut Down to Restart your Ubuntu virtual machine.
After clicking the Shutdown option, click Restart to restart the virtual machine.
After installing VM Tools in Ubuntu, you can review the display resolution of the virtual machine from the image below.
How to Setup Linux/Ubuntu using VMware Workstation 12/14/15 ⇒ Video
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After installing Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 / 19.04, build the VMware Tools software. Otherwise, you won’t get full performance from the Ubuntu virtual machine. Thanks for following us!