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Create a new virtual machine (File|New|Virtual Machine) Virtual Machine Configuration = Custom Virtual Machine Format = New -Workstation 5 Guest Operating System = Linux - Ubuntu Name = ubuntu-vnuml Location = /yourdirectory/ubuntu-vnuml Processor = 1 Memory = 512 M Network Connection = Bridge networking or NAT I/O Adapter Types = SCSI adapter - LSI logic Disk = Create a new virtual disk Virtual Disk Type = SCSI Disk size = 4 G splitted in 2G files Disk file = ubuntu-vnuml.vmdk
Double click on Select CD-ROM and select "Use ISO image" and point it to the vnuml-live-2.0.iso file
Start the virtual machine
Double click on the Install icon on the desktop and follow the installation assintant instructions.
Chose language and time zone as desired
Prepare disk space: choose option "Guided - use entire disk" Name: ubuntu-vnuml User: vnuml demo / demo/demo
After installation is finished, shutdown the virtual machine (not restart).
Double click on Select CD-ROM and change the configuration to "Use pohysical drive"
Start the virtual machine and enter using user/password ubuntu/ubuntu (I do not know why the user you created during installation is deleted during installation; you can create it againg through ubuntu's System|Administration|Users and Groups menu).
To install vmware-tools (http://itico.wordpress.com/2007/02/27/instalar-vmware-tools-en-ubuntu/):
apt-get install build-essential apt-get install linux-headers-...
Go to "VM|Install VMware Tools" menu option. A virtual cdrom with VMware tools rpm and tar files will appear.
cd /tmp tar xfvz /media/cdrom/VMwareTools--5.5.4-44386.tar.gz cd vmware-tools-distrib ./vmware-install.pl
and answer default values to all questions.
The process gives a compilatation error and the mouse driver does not work as expected. You have to:
cp /usr/lib/vmware-tools/configurator/XOrg/7.0/vmmouse_drv.so /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/
Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change the line:
(see complete recipe in http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=412562&page=2)
Restart the X windows or the whole virtual machine and that's all.
After installation, you can desinstall some packages to reduce the size of the image. If you do so, you need to "shrink" the virtual disk by executing "vmware-toolbox" application from a root shell (or using sudo) and going to the shrink" tab.