As I have presented in last post, the installation of VMware Player on WinXP is easily done in some simple steps. Today, we will study how to run a VMware appliance on Windows using VMware Player. In this case, I will run the latest version of Ubuntu Linux. At the time when I'm writing this post, the latest version of Ubuntu Linux is Feisty 7.04.

Step 1: download image of Feisty 7.04
In this example, I have downloaded Ubuntu Desktop 7.04 for i386 . However, you can try with any image of Ubuntu Linux from this list.

Step 2: open VMware player
Goto Start -> Programs -> VMware -> VMware Player
Leave the choice on Create and click "OK" (asked only in the first time)

Ubuntu will start up ...

Step 3: try Ubuntu Feisty in your virtual machine
Click inside VMware Player to use your machine and hit Ctrl-Alt to get back out

Do you like it? Now, you can try Linux or evaluate any Linux software applications quickly without installation any thing because the virtual machines are independent platform.

Please go back to read more on this topic presented in some next parts. Thanks for your reading!

Resources: vmware, ubuntu


  1. Flanaroon // 11/23/08, 3:19 PM  

    Thanks for the help!!

  2. Anonymous // 2/6/09, 9:43 AM  


  3. Anonymous // 4/1/09, 10:40 PM  

    dude, where step by step to use this vmware player? are you using free one or the full version? because i have to create the vmx in and after i created the vmx and start the vmware player 2.01>open the vmx> nothing happen... I tried to change the boot by pressing F2 but nothing.... whats wrong with my vmware here? need help please

  4. Anonymous // 8/3/09, 6:17 PM  

    Dude, Ensure that you are mounting the CD\DVD ROM.