This article shows you how to set up and use Ubuntu 22.04 on a virtual machine using VMware Workstation 16 on Windows 10.
Ubuntu is an open-source Linux operating system that many recommend installing given its speed and functionality, so if you want to try it or decide to see it on your computer, we have explained all the steps you need to follow to install Ubuntu in this article.
Many people say that installing Ubuntu is a very long and complicated thing. But the truth is, if you follow the steps below, you can install this operating system on your laptop or desktop computer in just half an hour.
If your computer supports virtualization, you can install one of the Windows or Linux operating systems by creating one or more virtual machines on your existing operating system using VMware Workstation software.
Since the operating system you have installed in the virtual machine does not harm the system of your physical computer, you may take risks while doing various tasks in your guest virtual system.
You can follow this video tutorial or the steps below to install the 22.04 version of Linux/Ubuntu on a VMware virtual machine.
Step 1: Install and run VMware Workstation on your Windows 10 computer.
Step 2: On the main screen of the VMware program, click Create a New Virtual Machine.
Step 3: Select Custom to edit advanced settings in the virtual machine wizard.
Step 4: Select the latest version of the Workstation program in hardware compatibility.
Step 5: To add the Ubuntu ISO file to the virtual machine later, select I will install the operating system later.
Step 6: After marking the Linux platform for the guest operating system, select Ubuntu 64 bit from the Version section.
Step 7: Type a name for the virtual machine and configure the installation location.
Step 8: Configure the processor setting for 1 processor and 8 cores.
Step 9: Configure the virtual memory size as the maximum recommended amount of memory.
Step 10: Select NAT for the network adapter.
Step 11: Select LSI Logic for the I/O controller.
Step 12: Select NVMe for the virtual disk type.
Step 13: To install Ubuntu from scratch, create a new virtual disk.
Step 14: For the virtual disk size, you can specify a minimum of 50 GB according to your preference. Choose to backup the virtual disk as the only file type.
Step 15: Do not change the name and location of the disk file.
Step 16: Click on Customize Hardware.
Step 17: Enable virtualization and memory features on the processor device.
Step 18: Add the Ubuntu ISO file on the CD/DVD device.
Step 19: Select 3.1 as USB compatibility.
Step 20: Enable 3D acceleration on the display device and configure the memory size to 3GB or something else.
Step 21: Check the summary information of the virtual machine and close the wizard.
Step 22: Run your Ubuntu virtual machine and start the installation.
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