How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 on VMware Workstation 12? – With VMware Workstation, we can create virtual machines on our computer. Previously we installed Windows operating systems with the virtual machine. In this article, we will examine Ubuntu installation with VMware.
How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 on VMware Workstation 12?
How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 on VMware Workstation 12?
We recommend that you download the latest version of the VMware virtualization program before proceeding with the installation of Ubuntu with VMware. If you have installed it on your computer, you can skip this step directly.
To download the latest version of VMware Workstation 12.5.5, you can download the computer by clicking the button below.
Download VMware Workstation 12.5.5
You can download Ubuntu 16.10 version as a torrent file from your computer for the installation of Ubuntu 16.10 with VMware from the following button.
Download Ubuntu 16.10
How to Install Ubuntu Using VMware?
We can now go through the steps to Ubuntu 16.10 on VMware Workstation 12. You can follow the steps below for Ubuntu 16.10 installation.
Open the VMware Workstation program and create a new virtual machine. You can specify the Ram amount, etc. as shown in the following image. Next, show the location of the Ubuntu ISO file you downloaded from the above link to the CD / DVD image.
Run the virtual machine.
Preparing for Ubuntu installation.
In the Language settings section, you can choose English or another language. If you want to install Ubuntu in English, select English as in the image below and click the Install Ubuntu button.
In step 4 for the process to install Ubuntu 16.10 on VMware Workstation 12, there are 2 options. If the virtual machine connected to the Internet, you can choose all the options here.
The options here will make and install Ubuntu updates during installation. And also, 3rd party software will install. You can continue by selecting options.
For Windows 10 virtual machine setup, you can read the topic called “How to Install Windows 10 on VMware Workstation12?“.
For Ubuntu 16.10 installation is the most important part. If you want to install a clean Ubuntu 16.10 installation, you need to select Erase disk and install Ubuntu as shown below.
If you want to install Ubuntu 16.10 on your physical computer, you need to create a new partition by the following other options.
Click Install Now to continue.
Indicates that the disk will be modified. Continue by clicking Continue.
You need to write your location here. Continue by typing the location you live in the text box below.
After you have typed Turkey or English in the text box, you need to select the Turkey Time or English option from the drop-down options.
Click Continue to continue install Ubuntu using VMware.
In the Keyboard settings section, you can continue by selecting the keyboard feature you want to use.
Continue after you have typed your user name, computer name, and password in this window.
Copying files for Ubuntu installation…
For the virtual machine network settings, you can read the topic called “How to Configure VMware Workstation Virtual Network Editor?“.
Installing Ubuntu 16.10…
For Ubuntu 16.10 installation, the necessary files are downloaded from the Internet…
VMware Workstation Ubuntu installation is complete. Now restart your computer.
Ubuntu 16.10 installation is complete, but you get the following error. You need to add code to the Ubuntu virtual machine vmx file.
In the process to install Ubuntu 16.10 on VMware Workstation 12, go to the Ubuntu installation location and open the file named “Ubuntu1610.vmx” and save the file by inserting the bottom line “cpuid.1.eax = 00000000000000010000011010100101“.
After adding 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.
VMware Workstation Ubuntu installation is completed successfully! But we need to install the VMware tools software.
Run the command prompt with Right Button / Open Terminal on the desktop.
The command prompt will be opened as shown below.
Before installing Ubuntu VMware Tools, we need to check the Internet connection. Because Ubuntu will download and install VMware Tools from the Internet.
To ping through Ubuntu, you can use ping -c 2 www.google.com.
To install Ubuntu VMware Tools software, use the command apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop -y.
Ubuntu VMware Tools software has been installed successfully.
To restart the Ubuntu virtual machine, you can access it from the options below.
After you click Shutdown, restart the virtual machine by clicking Restart.
We can see that the screen on which Ubuntu VMware Tools is installed expands. We can also understand the “Fit Windows Now” option in the VMware View tab.
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