how can I install the ubuntu in the VMWare

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  1. seenivasan

    seenivasan Guest

    Hi, in my system I have installed VMware-player-2.5.2-156735 and I have downloaded ubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386.iso. now how can I install the ubuntu in the VMWare.

    Please help me

    Thank you
  2. Nburnes

    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    Are you using a Mac or Windows machine?

    Why don't you use the ubuntu 9.04 which is the newest one?
  3. seenivasan

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    i am using window machine.

    i am sorry i am new for linux

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    so i don't know which one is new ok any way i will do that also thank you.

    but how can i install
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    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    Use Wubi. It installs inside of Windows as another program and it gives you the option on your computers boot up to choose either Windows or Ubuntu to boot into. It partitions off a certain amount of Gb that you are allowed to choose, but it does it inside of Windows. Its easy for first time users.

    www.wubi-installer.org
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    mohaas05 New Member

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    Here are the steps:

    1. Create a new Virtual Machine in VMWare. It should be able to recognize Ubuntu on your iso, but if not, select Ubuntu or Linux 2.6, whichever is avaliable.

    2. Allocate at a minimum 256MB, but for better results, give it at least 512MB. For disk space, allocate at least 6GB, but if you can, give it more.

    3. Make sure the iso is mounted in your Virtual Machine, then start it up.

    4. Now just let the Live CD load and proceed with the installation as if you are on any normal computer. Make sure to leave the partitioning and network settings to their defaults.

    5. Once the install is finished, unmount the iso from the Virtual Machine, and you should be able to boot up Ubuntu in your VM.
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised you didn't tell him to go VirtualBox instead.
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    mohaas05 New Member

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    The steps are virtually the same. But I would recommend VirtualBox.


    Of course, I could tell him to dual-boot Sun xVM and run it from there, but that would be taking it a little too far.
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    make a new virtual machine, go through all the steps that you normally would, then when it tells you to load the OS browse for the .iso you downloaded, boot, and install.
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    didn't he mention he was running VMWare Player? Meaning he can only run VMs? Anyway, like a few people here. I recommend switching to VirtualBox, it's been updated to 3.0

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