How to install Ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7 using VMware player 5
May 31, 2013 3 Comments
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.
- 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.
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.