VMWare Player and Linux Virtual Machine Installation

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1.Download VMWare player from

ftp://ftp.karunya.edu/pub/windows/system%20tools/
Double click the file to start installing VMware Player with
default values. Click next to carry on with the set-up.

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2.Accept the default destination folder by clicking next or if any changes are to be made do click
next and follow the steps.

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3.Click next and proceed to the next step.

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4.Click next and proceed to the next step.

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5.Select the shortcut that is to be created and proceed to the next step.

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6.Click continue to begin the process.

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7.The installation process will start.

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8.On successful completion of the installation restart the system.

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9.The Vmware player once started would look as below.

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10.Linux Virtual Machine Installation
Download Ubuntu Desktop ISO (ubuntu-10.04.1-desktop-i386.iso) from the link
ftp://ftp.karunya.edu/pub/linux/dist/iso. Save the file to a location on the hard disk.

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11.Open Vmware player and select “Create a New Virtual Machine”

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12.In the New Virtual Machine Wizard select the Installer disc image file (iso) option. Browse to
the location where the ubuntu-10.04.1-desktop-i386.iso was saved and click next.

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13.Enter the user details along with a strong password for the user account. Click next to proceed
to the next step.

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14.Enter the name for the virtual machine and also specify the location where it must be stored
in the physical drive.

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15.Specify disk capacity for the virtual machine that is being installed. The virtual machine’s
hard disk is stored as one or more files on the host computer’s physical disk. Select the split
virtual disk into multiple files and click next.

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16.Click finish to create the virtual machine and start installing Ubuntu.

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17.The progress of the installation is shown in the bar at the bottom of the page.

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18.Once the installation is complete, select the user account and log into the system.

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