- First you will want to download VMPlayer, a virtual machine tool, which can be done from VMware's website:
- Once downloaded, you will want to download a Linux distribution file - we will be creating an Ubuntu virtual machine. Ubuntu can be downloaded via their site at the link below:
- Once the ISO (Image File) has been downloaded, we will want to open up VMPlayer and choose the option for Create a New Virtual Machine.
- A new window will appear, choose the option for Installer Disc image file. Press the Browse option and locate your ISO file.
- Click Next; choose Linux as the Guest Operating System. Choose the version as Ubuntu.
- Give the virtual machine a name and choose where you want your virtual machine to be located.
- Choose the maximum disc space that you want to give the virtual machine - the virtual machine will actually grow, but will run out of space once you reach your maximum limit, so be sure to allow some room for it to grow.
- Click Next; verify your settings and Finish.
- VMware Player will now boot into Linux - if it asks to install VMware tools, click Yes and install all updates it requires.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Tech Tip of the Day: How to make a Linux Virtual Machine using VMPlayer and Ubuntu
Description: Interested in what the Linux operating system is like? Don't want to affect your current system? Here is how to test a Linux OS in a virtual machine format without replacing your current operating system.