In Installing Ubuntu on VMware, first we install VMware on windows.
Intel VT (Virtualization Technology) is the company’s hardware assistance for processors running virtualization platforms.
Several Intel CPUs come with the Intel Virtualization Technology(VT). Formerly known as Vanderpool, this technology enables a CPU to act as if you have several independent computers, in order to enable several operating systems to run at the same time on the same machine.
Before Installing VMware player check the “Intel VT” or “Virtualization” is Enabled or Disabled on your system BIOS Setting.
If “Intel VT” or “Virtualization” is Disabled. The following message will be show in your VMware Player.
Then Follow the below steps for Enable “Intel VT” or “Virtualization”.
->Restart your system then open Bios setting using the key(F1 or F2 or F3 or DEL).
->Then go to the “Advanced” menu and then select “Advanced Chipset Configuration”
->Then check the “Intel VT” or “Virtualization” is [Enabled] or [Disabled].
->If the “Intel VT” or “Virtualization” is Disabled, then you will Enable it.
->Then Save and Exit your BIOS setup utility.
Installing VMware on Windows:
Step 1: Download VMware-player-7.1.0-2496824.exe and ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso
Step 2: Open VMware-player-7.1.0-2496824.exe for installing VMware Player
Click “Next” button
Select the radio button “I accept the terms in the licence agreement” and click “Next” button
If change Destination folder select your location via “Change” Button, otherwise click “Next” button immediately
Then click “Next” button
click “Next” button
Create Shortcut then click “Next” button
Click “Continue” button to begin the process
Performing the requested operations will be like below image
If setup wizard complete means click “finish” button
VMware Player installation Finished.
Step 3: Open VMware Player
Enter valid email address in the first text box and click “continue” button
Then click “Finish” button
VMware player Opened like below Snapshot
Step 4: Click “Create a New Virtual Machine”
New Virtual Machine Wizard will be Open
Step 5: Select the “Installer disk image file(iso)” radio button and then “browse” iso file location.
Then click “next” button
Step 6: Fill the Easy Installation information like below Snapshot. Then click “Next” button
Step 7: Type virtual machine name and click “Next” button
Step 8: If you want to change Maximum disk size, then modify the disk size. (Minimum required 20 GB).
Then click “Next” button
Step 9: Now ready to create virtual machine in your system. But the default memory (RAM) was appear in 1024 MB. If you want to increase your memory size then click “Customize Hardware” button.
Then Hardware Wizard will be open. Now you can change the memory in to the text box. Enter the memory size in MB’s like below Snapshot. After enter memory size click “close” button.
Now your memory changed like below Snapshot. Then click “Finish” button
Step 10: Ubuntu installation begin now.
Step 11: Enter Ubuntu Login(username) and password
Step 12: Enter the below command for open the Ubuntu desktop
Then Ubuntu desktop will be open like below snapshot
Step 13: Install GDM
GDM (the GNOME Display Manager) is a display manager (a graphical login program) for the windowing systems
Open Terminal using the Shortcut key “Ctrl + Alt + T”
Then enter the following command
sudo apt-get install gdm
Configuring gdm wizard will be open. Then Press “Enter” key in your keyboard for ok.
Then select “gdm” and press “Enter” key in your keyboard for ok.
Step 14: If you Finish installing gdm. Then Restart your Ubuntu using the following command in terminal.
Enter password for login Ubuntu
Now Ubuntu will be open in GUI mode like below
Ubuntu Installation Finish
Step 15: Finally “Install VMware tools” in your VMware player.
VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machine’s guest operating system and improves management of the virtual machine. Installing VMware Tools in the guest operating system is vital.
select Player menu -> manage -> Install VMware Tools..
select “Download and Install” button
Downloading and installing VMware tools like below snapshot
Finished Ubuntu Installation in VMware Player on Windows.