[Note: A more detailed instruction can be found on this post: How To Run Multiple Operating Systems At The Same Time]
My laptop is pretty old and slow :/ so I am looking to install Ubuntu onto my desktop, running Vista. I have done dual booting before but that is not what I really want to do since with dual booting, I can only use one OS at a time. Because my performance is best under Windows, I want to be able to use both Windows as main and multiple other OS for learning at the same time.
I have heard of VMware long before which provides something about virtual environment so I headed over to vmware.com. After several hours of reading there, I found the product that best matches my needs: VMware Player (Free).
This instruction set provides instructions to install Ubuntu 9.10 using VMware 3.0 in Windows Vista.
- Obtaining VMware Player: Visit their download page and download VMware Player 3.0.
- Once downloaded, double click on the downloaded file to install.
- Once install is complete, restart your computer.
- Obtaining Ubuntu: visit ubuntu.com and download Ubuntu 9.10, if you have not done that already. You can either a) burn Ubuntu onto a CD or b) just leave Ubunto on its own .iso file
- Now start VMware Player (start => all programs => vmware)
- Click on Create A New Virtual Machine
- If you have Ubuntu in a CD, check Installer Disk and select the proper CD drive.
If you have Ubuntu in an .iso file, check Install Disk Image File (iso) => then Browse for the location of the .iso file.
In this tutorial, I use the iso file to install.
- Once your iso file is selected, click next to enter your login information
- Follow the next a few screens then begin your installation