How to install Ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7 using VMware player 5

While I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7 64-bit OS using VMware player 5, I found this post very useful. However In my case, I had to follow 2 additional steps which are not listed there.

  • Enable virtualization on you computer through your BIOS settings. Following image shows how to do it on a Think Pad.

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  • If you won’t get the Ubuntu GUI and if you will be prompted to the command line, use the following command to start the GUI.
sudo lightdm

One more thing that I noticed is, Ubuntu 12.04 Server version is not working on this setup. You can use only the Desktop version.

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Age : 24 Date of Birth : 05.11.1984 Country : Sri Lanka

3 Responses to How to install Ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7 using VMware player 5

  1. Pingback: How to run your own Cloud on a PC using OpenStack on Ubuntu 12.04 | Isuru Suriarachchi's Blog

  2. I also recommend you to watch this ubuntu installation video.

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