Installing Ubuntu on VMware in Windows

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Sanathanan Velaswamy Thangaraj May 15 2021 · 4 min read
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Installing the Ubuntu on VMware

Downloading Ubuntu:

Click on Ubuntu Downloads:

Click on Ubuntu Desktop:

Download the Ubuntu LTS file:

Save the file:

We are downloading the Ubuntu .iso file

Now we can store our downloaded Ubuntu in VM ware

Click on “Settings”:

Go to “Advanced” Tab:

Change “Shared Clipboard" and "Drag’n’Drop”  to “Bidirectional”.  So, we can copy and paste files from windows to Ubuntu and Vice versa. Click on "OK".

Go to “System”:

Click on “Processor” tab and we can increase the CPU size. This is optional or we can leave them as it is.

Go to Storage:

We need to give the location of our downloaded Ubuntu .iso file.

Click on “Empty”:

Click on “Option Drive” drop down and select “Choose a Disk File”:

I am going to choose the location of my .iso file in my pc and click on Open:

Now we can see the name of the “.iso” file in Controller IDE and click on “OK”:

Now the screen look like this:

Now we can go for Ubuntu Installation in VM ware

Click on “Start”

Ubuntu is start installing. The screen looks like this:

Choose the Language you need and click on “Install Ubuntu”:

Choose the Keyboard you need and click  on “Continue”:

Check all the option below and click on “Continue”:

We are going to install Ubuntu on VMware so no need to worry about “Erase disk and install Ubuntu”.

Click on “Install Now”:

Click on the “Continue” button below:

Choose your nearest Location and click on “Continue”:

Fill the details below and click on continue:

Click on “Restart Now”:

Now Ubuntu is Restarting:

Choose the “UserName” and Enter the “password” for Login”. Ubuntu Screen looks like this.

After we login, the screen looks like this:

Click on the "Skip" option on the top right of the window:

Click on Next:

Click on Next:

Click on Next:

Click on Done:

Now Ubuntu is installed on VMware.

Ubuntu Screen looks like this:

Installing Linux Box Guest Edition

Click on Show Applications, the window will be shown like this:

Search for “Terminal” and click Enter:

The "Terminal" window looks like this:

For installing the Linux essential type, enter the below commands:

sudo apt install build-essential dkms linux-headers-$(uname-r)

sudo apt-get install build-essential

sudo apt update

sudo apt upgrade

Enter the password

Enter Y

Close the terminal

Click on Devices:

Give password. It will install all the extensions.

Note: If we face any error in the above approach when installing Linux Extension, follow the below process.

Other way to install Linux extension:

On the Home screen of Ubuntu, Select disk type image and  click on the “VBox_Gas_6….”

Click on “Run software” and enter the “Password”. It will install all the files.

Now we need to restart the VMware system. So that, all extensions will be ready to use.

Open command terminal in VMware and enter “reboot”.

Ubuntu is restarting:

Login with your Password.

Now, we can copy and paste the code from Ubuntu installed fromVMware to other system and Vice versa.


Ubuntu  installed in VMware  on Windows.

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