Download Ubuntu desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu for Raspberry Pi and IoT devices, Ubuntu Core and all the Ubuntu flavours. Ubuntu is an open-source software platform that runs everywhere from the PC to the server and the cloud. To install Ubuntu on VMware VirtualBox on Windows, you’ll need to download Ubuntu ISO. Downloading it is pretty easy and it isn’t large too. The Ubuntu 19 is supported for maximum of 9 months while the Ubuntu 18.04 is supported until April 2023 but it’s only available for download in 64-bit.
Just like humans that can’t live without soul, computers are also in need of an operating system which makes their living. Unlike humans that they can’t change their souls, but computers can, but what better than adding a soul in it. From this, I mean of their operating system like if you are running Windows on your PC and you have used it for a while and you’re bored of that, you can easily install a new operating system in it via virtual machine like Ubuntu. So here’s how to install Ubuntu on VMware and install Ubuntu on VirtualBox and Install Ubuntu on VMware VirtualBox on Windows.
As Ubuntu is becoming more popular and widely spread, it has surpassed 20 million users actively installed Ubuntu and even might be suggesting others also to use Ubuntu. So, first of all, let’s see what is Ubuntu and why its one of the most popular operating systems than we will show you how to install Ubuntu on VMware and how to install Ubuntu on Virtualbox.
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Ubuntu is an operating system which is based on the open-source and free Linux distribution network. Ubuntu releases a new version of their software every six months with long term support (LTS) release every two years and because of its continuous updates, it has become one of the most popular operating systems and might tackle down Windows and macOS in a few next decade. The good thing is, Ubuntu is, it is available in three versions of core, server, and desktop, which is a Debian-based operating system.
What is VMware?
Whether you’re on Mac or Windows, a virtual machine is what you’ve probably heard of. There are couple of virtual machine apps. Out of those, there are two ✌ most working and powerful one. One of them is VMware, which has two kinds, probably a free and a paid one. The paid one which is VMware Workstation is definitely for business and more powerful use and the free one which VMware Player is definitely for personal use that will also work professionally. So there’s no difference in their work.
What is VirtualBox?
Virtualbox is a free open-source hosted hypervisor for x89 virtualization, which is developed by oracle corporation. As it’s one of top virtual machine app that will allow you to run multiple operating systems simultaneously or in other words, it allows you to run one operating system inside of another operating system. While it requires at least 4GBs of memory and more than 50GB space, but the more the better it will perform. Like with the 4GB’s of memory and 50GBs of storage, you can run a virtual machine which will work fine but for better performance and better results, having more resources will work better than usual.
Install Ubuntu on VMware & VirtualBox
Installing Ubuntu is probably easy and would take a few time like installing Kali Linux on VMware & VirtualBox. Whether you’re on a Windows or a Mac, we’ll do it completely done. There are a few ways you can install Ubuntu. The first option is to do a clean installation of Ubuntu instead of your actual operating system whether its Windows or Mac. The second option is to install Ubuntu beside Windows or Mac which will be dual-boot that isn’t really cool idea. Last but not least option is to install Ubuntu inside your actual operating system which would be installing Ubuntu on virtual machine or better say install Ubuntu on VMware or install Ubuntu on VirtualBox. This is a safe and interesting idea. So let’s start it.
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Step One – Download Ubuntu ISO Image
To install Ubuntu on VMware VirtualBox on Windows, you’ll need to download Ubuntu ISO. Downloading it is pretty easy and it isn’t large too. The Ubuntu 19 is supported for maximum of 9 months while the Ubuntu 18.04 is supported until April 2023 but it’s only available for download in 64-bit.
Step Two – Install VMware or VirtualBox
Whether you’re installing on Mac or Windows, the installation process is nearly the same except a few minor changes and interface. Wherever you’re, installing Ubuntu works from this method. In other words, you can use these steps to install Ubuntu on Mac, install Ubuntu on Windows. The similarity is, they’ll be done on VMware or VirtualBox that there’s no difference in the app.
Fire up VMware or VirtualBox setup and proceed with the installation.
VMware Workstation Setup
Once it’s finished, let it open.
Step Three – Create a New Virtual Machine
Once it’s done, open the VMware or VirtualBox and let it work.
So when it’s there, press Ctrl + N to open the new virtual machine wizard. This key works on both VMware & VirtualBox.
On VirtualBox, write down the name of the virtual machine which is Ubuntu and without making changes to its location and OS type and version, assign 50 – 60% of the system’s memory and then select Create a virtual hard disk file now and click on Create.
Create Virtual Machine
On this window, enter 20GB of file size or more and click Create.
The virtual machine should be created on VirtualBox now.
Ubuntu Virtual Machine
When the new virtual machine wizard is there, simply press Next.
On VMware, select Installer Disc Image file and browse the Ubuntu ISO then hit Next.
Install Disk Image File
Now put a name, username and a password for the machine, then hit Next.
Next up, specify a name and where the machine files should be stored and click Next.
Name The Machine
Then specify a hard disk space of at least 20GBs or more and hit Next.
At the end, uncheck the “Power on this virtual machine after creation” and click on Finish.
Step Four – Configure Virtual Machine Settings
In order to install Ubuntu, we need to set up machine settings.
The machine is now created, so click on Edit Virtual Machine Settings.
Edit Virtual Machine Settings
Then specify 50-60% of your system’s memory and also processor then hit OK.
For the processor, increase the amount of the processor from one to two or more then hit OK on the settings window.
On VirtualBox, click on Settings.
Then select the Display tab, and increase the video memory size to the maximum and also enable 3d Acceleration.
Increase Video Memory
Without closing the settings window, select Storage and click on the “Empty” disc icon and from the right side click on disc icon and click Choose a disk file.
In this screen, browse the Ubuntu ISO image and click on Open.
When the ISO file is selected, click on OK.
Step Five – Install Ubuntu on VMware & VirtualBox
Once the machine is completely set up, we can now Install Ubuntu on VMware VirtualBox on Windows pretty easily.
From the window, click on Power on This Virtual Machine on VMware & VirtualBox.
From this part, the installation is pretty much the same so you can install it whether you’re installing it on VMware on Windows, on VMware on Mac, or on VirtualBox on Windows or on VirtualBox on Mac.
Power on This Machine
The machine will start the installation soon, so wait for it until it’s complete.
Note: We’re installing Ubuntu 19.10, and when a newer version is released, you can probably install it with this tutorial, there will be no huge changes in it.
Once it’s installed, it will appear this window.
So click anywhere on the screen and the account will appear, click on Ubuntu and then enter your password then hit Enter.
After a few startup screen, the desktop of the Ubuntu will appear, so there you go!
Ubuntu Desktop Screen
The Ubuntu has now installed and that’s there anytime, anywhere. It works super smooth and superfine. The best thing is, it has installed VMware Tools already so there’s no more steps to take. However, on VirtualBox, you can install VirtualBox Guest Tool from the steps below.
From here, you can try surfing, browsing and whatever you’ve in mind.
That’s it about Install Ubuntu on VMware VirtualBox on Windows . If there’s something remaining or would like to add or make some nice suggestions, we’re happy to hear.Eirik Didriksen Hans Petter Langtangen [1, 2] Simula Research Laboratory University of Oslo
Jan 15, 2015
Buy VMWare Fusion, download, andinstall (write the serial number during installation). To get quicklystarted, you download a trial version for free and later buy it andregister the serial number (easy).
Go tohttp://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/downloadand choose the latest 64-bit Desktop version of Ubuntu.Save the downloaded Ubuntufile at some place you can recognize later.Other Linux distributions.
We strongly recommend to use a Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution,because Debian has by far the largest collection of prebuiltmathematical software.
Among the Debian-based distributions, we recommend Ubuntu, simply becauseswitching keyboard layouts is more reliable or easier in Ubuntu than in, e.g.,Lubuntu, Xubuntu, and Linux Mint (a configured layout might be goneafter a reboot). Switching keyboard layouts are particularlyconvenient when doing programming with an English/American keyboard,with braces and brackets in natural places,and then writing emails using a native keyboard with special characters.
- Launch VMWare Fusion (the instructions here are for version 7).
- Click on File - New and choose to Install from disc or image.
- Click on Use another disc or disc image and choose your
.iso file with the Ubuntu image.
- Choose Easy Install, fill in password, and check the box for sharing files with the host operating system.
- Choose Customize Settings and make the following settings (these settings can be changed later, if desired):
Choose where you want to store virtual machine files on the hard disk. The default location is usually fine. The directory with the virtual machine files needs to be frequently backed up so make sure you know where it is. Ubuntu will now install itself without further dialog, but it will take some time. You may need to define a higher resolution of the display in the Ubuntu machine. Find the System settings icon on the left, go to Display, choose some display (you can try several, click Keep this configuration when you are satisfied). You can have multiple keyboards on Ubuntu. Launch System settings, go to Keyboard, click the Text entry hyperlink, add keyboard(s) (Input sources to use), and choose a shortcut, say
- Processors and Memory: Set a minimum of 2 Gb memory, but not more than half of your computer's total memory. The virtual machine can use all processors.
- Hard Disk: Choose how much disk space you want to use inside the virtual machine (20 Gb is considered a minimum).
Ctrl+backslash, in the Switch to next source using field. Then you can use the shortcut to quickly switch keyboard. A terminal window is key for programmers. Click on the Ubuntu icon on the top of the left pane, search for
gnome-terminal, right-click its new icon in the left pane and choose
Lock to Launcher such that you always have the terminal easily accessible when you log in. The
gnome-terminal can have multiple tabs (
Ctrl+shift+t to make a new tab).
Installing software on Ubuntu
You now have a full Ubuntu machine, but there is not much softwareon a it. Installation is performed through the Ubuntu Software Center (agraphical application) or through Unix commands, typically
To look up the right package name, run
apt-cache search followed bytypical words of that package. The strength of the
apt-get wayof installing software is that the package and all packages it depends onare automatically installed through the
apt-get install command.This is in a nutshell why Ubuntu (or Debian-based Linux systems)are so user-friendly for installing sophisticated mathematical software.
To install a lot of useful packages for scientific work, go tohttp://goo.gl/RVHixr and click on one of the followingfiles, which will install a collection of software for scientific workusing
install_minimal.sh: install a minimal collection (recommended)
install_rich.sh: install a rich collection (takes time to run)
Then click the Raw
button. The file comes up in the browser window,right-click and choose Save As...
to save the file on your computer.The next step is to find the file and run it:
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The program will run for quite some time, hopefully without problems.If it stops, set a comment sign
# in front of the line where it stoppedand rerun.
The Ubuntu machine can see the files on your host system if youdownload VMWare Tools. Go to the Virtual Machine pull-down menu inVMWare Fusion and choose Install VMWare Tools. A tarfile isdownloaded. Click on it and it will open a folder
vmware-tools-distrib,normally in your home folder. Move to the new folder andrun
sudo perl vmware-install.pl.You can go with the default answers to all the questions.
On a Mac, you must open Virtual Machine - Settings... and chooseSharing to bring up a dialog where you can add the folders you wantto be visible in Ubuntu. Just choose your home folder. Then turn onthe file sharing button (or turn off and on again). Go to Ubuntu andcheck if you can see all your host system's files in
If you later detect that Backup of a VMWare virtual machine on a Mac.
/mnt/hgfs/ folder has become empty,VMWare Tools must be reinstalled by running
sudo perl vmware-install.pl as above or
The entire Ubuntu machine is a folder on the host computer,typically with a name like
Documents/Virtual Machines/Ubuntu 64-bit
.Backing up the Ubuntu machine means backing up this folder.However, if you use tools like Time Machine and work in Ubuntu duringbackup, the copy of the state of the Ubuntu machine is likely tobe corrupt. You are therefore strongly recommended to shut down thevirtual machine prior to running Time Machine or simply copying thefolder with the virtual machine to some backup disk.
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If something happens to your virtual machine, it is usually a straightforwardtask to make a new machine and import data and software automaticallyfrom the previous machine.
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Internet Does not Work in Ubuntu.Invoke the VMWare Fusion menu Virtual Machine - Settings - Networkand test Share the Mac's network connection versus Connect directly tothe physical network (Bridged).