How to Install Ubuntu in VMware Player -Windows

How to install Ubuntu 16.04 in VMPlayer in Windows operating system

You may be like running an extra operating system apart from your original OS windows. Here comes a handy tool called VMware workstation player, it’s a virtual environment that you can install any OS on your PC. It works inside your Windows Operating system. So you should have VMware player installed in your PC. You can download it from here. Its is free for non-commercial use. Installation of VMware player is like any normal Windows Softwares. Actually, this setup made it possible ubuntu as a virtual machine.

How to install ubuntu 16.04 in Vmware plyer Windows


 

Once you’ve downloaded Vmware and setup, you are ready to install Ubuntu. Click on Create New Virtual Machine . And select your downloaded Ubuntu ISO file in the

How to install ubuntu 16.04 in Vmware plyer Windows

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How to install ubuntu 16.04 in Vmware plyer Windows


Next, it will popup for the administration username and password for your Ubuntu machine, fill accordingly. Remember this will be your super user for the installation, so keep the password securely somewhere.

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Next, it will popup for your machine name, you can name it anything of your choice. Here I just selected the default one Ubuntu 64 bit  as I am going to install multiple operating systems in my VM player.

How to install ubuntu 16.04 in Vmware plyer Windows


Next, all steps are very important for our installation, select 20 GB disk space, you can even select more. And select the option store  virtual disk as a single file as I selected in my installation. Click on the Finish button and go back to the home screen of the VM player.

How to install ubuntu 16.04 in Vmware plyer Windows


Next, select the hardware option in the popup. Select 4 processors and RAM as 4 GB for higher performance.

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When you power on the Virtual machine you can see normal Ubuntu setup starting over. The window may show cryptic commands, but don’t worry, as you don’t have to do anything else to install Ubuntu. Install Ubuntu Os with following steps. After installation finishes you can see the user login screen same as a normal install.

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Welcome to your Ubuntu desktop!

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During the install, you may see pop up for VMware tools, Simply click Download and the tools will automatically download and install, though you may have to approve the UAC prompt. Once you’ve installed the ubuntu vmware tools  it is possible use various options.

How to install ubuntu 16.04 in Vmware plyer Windows

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