How to install Ubuntu on VMware Workstation

1. Download Ubuntu ISO and VMware Workstation.

2. Open Vmware Workstation and click on ” Create a New Virtual Machine

3. Leave it on “Typical” and click “Next

4. The next Picture is self-explanatory (might have to zoom though), Click on ” Next

5. Fill the boxes. Username and password would be the one nedded to later login to access the system. Tne proceed by clicking on ” Next

6. Click on ” Next

7. Now you will start to give the machine some hardware configurations

Note: If the machine take too long or does not boot, this is where you should start to modify specifications.

8. Click on ” Finish ” if you are satisfied with the specs,

Else click on ” Customize Hardware “.

9. Now you can change the specs as much as it suits you.

Memory (RAM)

Click on ” Close ” when finished and the the screen below will pop up and click on ” Finish “.

10. Booting and installation ( These may be the different screens shown)

11. Login

Click on ” username ” ( mine’s joker ) and enter ” password


Congratulations! Ubuntu has been successfully installed on your VMware Worskstation.


13. Now, to ensure that all you packages are up-to-date, Press “CTRL + ALT + T” to open the terminal.

14. Type “sudo-i” followed by your login passwords.

 This command gives root access to the user

15. Type “sudo apt-get update -y && apt-get upgrade -y

-y” in this command automatically confirms that you agree that packages are updated, avoids typing “Y” later for confirmation.

16. Since it is the first time performing the command, it may take some time. DO NOT CANCEL as it may break the packages as well as the install manager. I would recommend to wait until the upgrade is finished then using Ubuntu.

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2 comments for “How to install Ubuntu on VMware Workstation

  1. Kishan
    08/05/2019 at 20:08

    Does WiFi work directly in the vm tho? And, “apt” only can be used in the place of “apt-get” btw. Else, great article!

    • 14/05/2019 at 00:14

      No wifi does not work directly. And, Yes only “apt” could have been used. Thanks

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