VMware is used to install for creating virtual machines within windows or Linux desktops. You can use Linux operating system on windows using VMware Workstation Pro. By the end of this guide, you will be able to install Ubuntu 22.04 on VMware Workstation Pro step-by-step with visual guides.
How to Install Ubuntu 22.04 on VMware Workstation Pro?
For installing Ubuntu 22.04 LTS on VMware Workstation Pro, follow the below simple steps:
Step1: Start Creating a New Virtual Machine
Open the VMware on your system, and the below interface will appear. To start creating a virtual machine, click on “Create a New Virtual Machine”.
Step 2: Choose Type of Configuration
You need to provide a configuration method in this step. If you are a beginner, choose the first option Typical (recommend), to create a virtual machine in a few easy steps.
Step 3: Add iso File
The iso file contains all the files for the operating system, so you must include Ubuntu 22.04 iso file (if you don’t have an iso file, check this link Download iso File). Click on “Browse,” and it will take you to your system folders.
Now you are in your downloaded iso file folder, select the file and Click “Open” to add the file.
Now, Ubuntu 22.04 iso file has been added. Click on “Next” to continue.
Step 4: Personalized Linux
There can be multiple machines on your system, so it is better to personalize a virtual machine accordingly. Enter your personalized details like Name, User name, and password and click on “Next”.
Note: The user name should contain only small letters in the user name; otherwise, you will get an error.
Step 5: Name the Virtual Machine
To avoid matching with other virtual machines, choose a unique name. Set the virtual machine name now and click “Next” to go to the next step.
Step 6: Set Maximum Disk Size
In this step, set the maximum disk size you can allocate to this virtual machine and press the “Click” button.
Step 7: Finish Setup to Create a Virtual Machine
A new window will open with an overview of the specifications you provided for your virtual machine. Click “Finish,” and your virtual machine is created in VMware workstation pro.
Great! You have successfully created a virtual machine in VMware. Let’s start installing Ubuntu 22.04 on the newly created virtual machine.
How to Install Ubuntu 22.04 on VMware?
In this section, we will perform the steps for installing Ubuntu 22.04 on VMware Workstation Pro.
Step 8: Keyboard Layout
Choose the layout for your keyboard, and press “continue”.
Step 9: Updates and Other Software
In this step, you will be asked whether you want to install basic applications with normal installation or install with minimal applications. I will go with the default options and press the “Continue” button.
Step 10: Installation Type
As we provided disk space size previously (In this guide, 20GB), now choose the first option and press the “Install Now” button.
Note: It will give you a warning for erasing the disk, but don’t worry; it won’t delete your data from the disk. Click “Continue” to proceed.
Step 11: Choose Your Location
Provide your location for Ubuntu 22.04 system time and date settings, and click “Continue”.
Step 12: Personalized Your Operating System
You can choose your desired computer & user name and set a password. Click “Continue” to start installing Ubuntu 22.04.
It will take a few minutes to install Ubuntu 22.04 on your system and download the updates.
Step 13: Restart the System
Now, you need to restart the system to update new files in your system to use the new operating system installation.
Congratulations, Ubuntu 22.04 is successfully installed on your VMware Workstation Pro.
That’s the end of this guide.
To install Ubuntu 22.04 on VMware Workstation Pro, first, create a virtual machine and install Ubuntu using the iso file. Create a virtual machine in VMware by adding an iso file and allocating the maximum disk size. Moreover, to install Ubuntu 22.04 on a virtual machine, provide the installation type and specifications of the operating system.