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?
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!
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.
Preparing for Ubuntu installation.
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.
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.
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.
Click Continue on the Write the changes to disks window.
Select where you live in the “Where are you” window and click Continue.
You can use the text box to find your location faster.
Click Continue to continue the installation of Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 with VMware.
In the Keyboard layout 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 Ubuntu installation…
Installing Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10…
The necessary packages for Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.10 / 18.10 are being downloaded over the Internet.
Ubuntu installation on VMware Workstation successfully completed! Restart the Ubuntu virtual machine.
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.
When you restart the Ubuntu virtual machine, you will see the following image. Press the Enter key on the Ubuntu option and continue.
Enter your password and press Enter.
The steps to install Ubuntu on VMware Workstation has been completed. However, we need to install VMware tools.
Run the command prompt on the desktop with Right Key / Open Terminal.
The command prompt will appear as in the following image.
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.comcommand.
To install Ubuntu VMware Tools, execute the apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop -y command.
Ubuntu VMware Tools software was 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 VMware Tools on Ubuntu, you can review the display resolution of the virtual machine, from the following image.
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