How to Create a Virtual Machine Running Ubuntu Linux with WMware Workstation

How to Create a Virtual Machine Running Ubuntu Linux with WMware Workstation

This is a step by step guide outlining how to install and set up Ubuntu Linux on a virtual machine. You can do this fairly easily using either Virtual Box or VMware Workstation software. This guide assumes you have already installed which ever client you choose to use. 1. Download the Ubuntu ISO from https://www.ubuntu.com/download. being an operating system, this is a large file so make sure you have enough room on your computer before downloading it. I was running tight on space so I download all of my ISO’s to an external hard drive. Keep in mind once you create the machine you will no longer need the ISO so it can be deleted right after installation to conserve space 2. Open VMware Workstation you could also use Virtual Box which is a free open source version of workstation I will be using VMware workstation because I am more familiar with it and therefore prefer it to Virtual Box. Also get a free license to use it through school. 3. Once open make sure you are on the home tab and click on the “create new virtual machine” button. The New Virtual Machine Wizard will open and ask you what type of configuration you want. I’m selecting typical for this guide and suggest you do to unless you have a specific reason to do a custom installation. Click next. 3. You will now be prompted to select the operating system you wish to install on this new virtual machine. Click browse and navigate to where you downloaded the Ubuntu ISO and select it. Then click next. 4. In...

How to install Ubuntu on Virtual Box

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To download Ubuntu you can find the operating system here http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop and then click the desired bit Now save the ISO to a desired location Click New Select the following options and then click Next Allocate the amount of memory you desired if you don’t not like the recommended, this can be accomplish by sliding the tab left. Select “Create a virtual hard drive” and then click Create Select “VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image)” and click Next Select “Dynamically allocated” and click Next Now name the machine then select the amount of hard drive space you want allocated, if you are happy with the recommended click Next. Otherwise use the tab and slide it right or left Now right click Ubuntu and click Start Click the folder button and locate the ISO file Now select the ISO files and click Open Once everything is in order click Start Now select English and click “Try Ubuntu Kylin” This is Ubuntu Keyboard Shortcut, click the X Select English and click Continue Select “Download updates while installing” and click Continue Select “Erase disk and install Ubuntu Kylin” and click Install Now Select Chicago and Click Next Select “English (US)” for keyboard layout and also select “English (US)” and click Continue Now fill in the field and click “Continue” when you are finish After the installation has completed click “Restart Now” Now enter the password you’ve setup in the previous step, then click the arrow or enter Congratulation you have just finish installing Ubuntu on Virtual...