Installing Ubuntu Server 11.10 with VMWare Player


Preparation for installation

1. Download VMWare Player 4.0.1 from http://downloads.vmware.com/

2. Download Ubuntu Server 11.10 from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/server/download

Install VMWare Player 4.0.1

Run the download installer to install VMWare Player, i.e

Simply run this: VMware-player-4.0.1-528992 and install it to a location of your choice

Install Ubuntu Server 11.10

1. Download the installation file: ubuntu-11.10-server-amd64. I have chosen the 64 bits version.

2. Create a folder on the C drive to place your installation

3. Launch VMWare Player 4.0.1

4. Select Create a New Virtual Machine and follow the wizard to complete the installation:

Once installation has successfully completed, you will see the ubuntu login prompt:

Installing the Ubuntu Desktop

Login to ubuntu and issue the following commands to install the Ubuntu Desktop:

sudo apt-get update
  (Enter your ubuntu account password when prompted)
sudo apt-get –f install
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

After completing the above commands, you need to restart ubuntu. You should then see the following GUI logon prompt and desktop:

ubuntu-16  ubuntu-17

Congratulations! Ubuntu Server 11.10 and its GUI desktop has been installed.

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