This video shows you how to run Debian 10 Buster on VMware Workstation 15 Pro installed on Windows 10.
How to Install Debian on VMware
Step 1: If you have not previously installed Workstation on your Windows PC, check out the video below.
Step 2: After installing VMware, click Create a New Virtual Machine to create a new machine.
Step 3: You will see two options in the virtual machine creation wizard. These; Typical and Custom (advanced). To configure the advanced machine, select Custom and click Next.
Step 4: In the next step, select Workstation 15.x for the hardware compatibility configuration.
Step 5: In the Guest Operating System Installation, continue by selecting the option below to install the system later.
Step 6: In Select a Guest Operating System, you must select the operating system to install. To install Debian on the virtual machine, check Linux / Debian 10.x 64-bit and continue.
Step 7: In Name the Virtual Machine, give your virtual computer a name and configure the location where it will be stored. Running the VM on an external media is great!
Step 8: In the Processor Configuration, select how many processors and cores you want to add to the Debian virtual machine and continue with the installation.
Step 9: Add 2 or 4 GB RAM to the Debian machine in Memory for the Virtual Machine. If your computer has a capacity of 16 GB RAM, you can specify here 8 GB for the RAM setting.
Step 10: In Network Type, select a connection type that you set in the virtual network editor. Here, proceed with the installation as NAT is selected by default.
Step 11: Select the default setting of LSI Logic in I/O Controller Types.
Step 12: Continue by selecting SCSI, the default setting in Disk Type.
Step 13: In the next step, create a disk for Debian by continuing with Create a new virtual disk option.
Step 14: In Disk Capacity, enable Allocate all disk space now and Store virtual disk as a single file, and finally enter the maximum disk size you want to use in Maximum Disk Size and click Next.
Step 15: In the summary window of the virtual machine, click Customize Hardware.
Step 16: In the virtual hardware settings, add the Debian 10 Buster ISO file to the CD/DVD device. Also, enable all virtualization-related features in the Processor configuration.
Step 17: In addition, activate 3D Graphics and click Finish to switch to Linux installation.
Step 18: After running your virtual computer, click on Graphical Install in the Debian GNU / Linux installer menu (BIOS mode).
Step 19: Select your system display language in Select a Language.
Step 20: In Select your Location, the country is usually selected. You can also select the country where you live and continue.
Step 21: Select the keyboard layout of your computer in Configure the Keyboard. If you have a PC manufactured in a different country, find and select your keyboard layout here.
Step 22: In Set up users and passwords, set a strong and complex password for your root access.
Step 23: In the next step, enter the full name to create a non-root user account.
Step 24: In the next step, type the user name of the non-root account in lower case.
Step 25: Set a password for your non-root account.
Step 26: Set your time zone in Configure the clock.
Step 27: If you are a new Linux / Debian user in Partition Disks, it is useful to continue with the Guided – Use Entire Disk option. If you are experienced in Linux, you can select Guide – Use Entire Disk and Set Up Encrypted LVM.
Step 28: Select the virtual disk (SCSI3) you created.
Step 29: Likewise, select the recommended option (All files in one partition) for new users. Then press Enter on the Finish partitioning and write changes to disk.
Step 30: In the next step, select Yes to confirm that the changes are written to disk and click Continue.
Step 31: Select No on Scan another CD or DVD.
Step 32: If you have a healthy Internet connection, set the Network Mirror setting to Yes.
Network Mirror Country: United States
Archive Mirror: deb.debian.org
Step 33: You need to select the Debian desktop you want to use in Software Selection. In this step, you can continue by selecting your most preferred desktop environment.
- KDE Plasma
Step 34: Finally, install GRUB Boot Loader on /dev/sda and complete the installation process.
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