In this article you will learn how to install Ubuntu Desktop 16.10 LTS (Xenical Xerus) on VMware workstation 12 in Windows 10. Installation Ubuntu on VMware is easy way but you should focus on this settings, if you have any problem about installing of Ubuntu in VMware workstation, so in this tutorial you I will show Ubuntu installation with step by step. If don’t know about Ubuntu in the section below you will get everything about Ubuntu PC operating system.

Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux operating system for personal computers; tablets and smartphones, where Ubuntu Touch edition is used; and also runs network servers, usually with the Ubuntu Server edition, either on physical or virtual servers (such as on mainframes) and/or with containers, that is with enterprise-class features; runs on the most popular architectures, including server-class ARM-based.

Ubuntu 16.10 Installation Requirements

  • 2 GHz dual core processor or better
  • 2 GB system memory
  • 25 GB of free hard drive space
  • Either a DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media

Download the Needed File

Before in all you should have the needed files below? If you don’t have you can download.

Creating New Virtual Machine

After downloading and installing VMware Workstation, you need to create new virtual machine, to create follow these steps.

Step 1: Lunch VMware workstation, click on “Create New Virtual Machine”.

Step 2: From thw New Virtua machine Wizard page, select “Typical” and Next.

Creating New Virtual Machine
Creating New Virtual Machine

Step 3: From the Guest OS, select “I will install the operating system later” then click next.

Guest OS Installation
Guest OS Installation

Step 4: From the Guest Operating system, Select Linux, for version select Ubuntu and then click next.

Selecting a Guest OS
Selecting a Guest OS

Step 5: Give a name for virtual machine, and specify file location and then click next.

Name the Virtual Machine
Name the Virtual Machine

Step 6: Specify disk capacity and then click next.

Specify Disk Capacity
Specify Disk Capacity

Step 7: if you want to get fancy, you can customize the hardware that your VM will use I’ll go ahead and do this to show you some of the option you can change, but if you are okay with the VMware default you can go ahead and select “Finish”.

Ready to go
Ready to go

Step 8: Selecting the memory option, I can increase or decrease the available RAM for this VM. I’ll go for “2 or 4 GB” instead of the default 1 GB.

Specify Memory For Virtual Machine
Specify Memory For Virtual Machine

Step 9: Select CD/DVD option and select Use ISO image file then browse the ISO image file of Linux Ubuntu. And then OK.

Desktop Ubuntu Image
Desktop Ubuntu Image

Install Ubuntu Desktop on VMware

After creating New virtual machine it’s time to installing Desktop Ubuntu on VMware.

Step 1: Once you ready to being installing Ubuntu, click on “Power on this Virtual machine.

Installing Desktop Ubuntu
Installing Desktop Ubuntu

Step 2: Wait for a minute the Linux Ubuntu logo and code should disappear. After that, you will be in the welcome screen, select Install Ubuntu.

Install Desktop Ubuntu
Install Desktop Ubuntu

Step 3: In the Preparing to install Ubuntu, select none of them and then click next.

desktop ubuntu 16.04
desktop Ubuntu 16.04

Step 4: Select the Erase Disk and install Ubuntu. After that it will ask form, are you sure you want to erase the disk. Click continue and go on.

ubuntu desktop types
Ubuntu desktop types

Step 5: From the write the changes to disks message, click Continue.

ubuntu desktop installation
Ubuntu desktop installation

Step 6: From here, select you Country where are you live. And then click Continue.

Install Desktop Ubuntu
Install Desktop Ubuntu

Step 7: On the Keyboard layout page, choose your Ubuntu desktop keyboard layout, and then click next.

Step 8: In this window, you have the insert the data for the Linux Ubuntu and click continue.

ubuntu desktop user accounts
Ubuntu desktop user accounts

Step 9: Once you click Continue, the copying file will be starting.

install ubuntu desktop on vmware
install Ubuntu desktop on vmware

Step 10:  Once the copying has been finished, you need restart the computer, click Restart Now.

Install Desktop Ubuntu
Install Desktop Ubuntu

Step 11: From the login page enter your password to login Ubuntu desktop.

ubuntu desktop login screen
Ubuntu desktop login screen

Finally, welcome to the Linux Ubuntu desktop as Hyper-v virtual machine in Windows 10.

ubuntu desktop screen
Ubuntu desktop screen

Conclusion

That’s all. We got how to install Ubuntu desktop 16.10 in virtual machine on VMware workstation, I hope you got it about installing Ubuntu desktop on VMware workstation, if you found any question leave your comment in the comment section below, I am in the service.

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