Creating and configuring a VMWare virtual machine on Windows with the OC Ubuntu ISO image

7 August 2023 4 minutes Author: D2-R2

Virtualization is becoming increasingly popular in today’s IT world, and especially in the field of cybersecurity. Installing Linux Ubuntu on VMware on Windows is a great way to get a high quality operating system that is perfect for hacking tasks. Let’s take a look at the steps to create an optimal fully secure virtual environment! Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux distributions known for its stability and user-friendliness. Starting with downloading the Ubuntu ISO image, our step-by-step guide will guide you through every step, from creating a new virtual machine to setting up the optimal settings for maximum performance. Optimum memory configuration, correct network settings, choosing the best file system – we consider all important aspects to make your Ubuntu work like a clock.

 

What is the difference between VMware Workstation Player and Virtual Box?

Virtual machines are becoming a key tool for those seeking maximum security in the online space. They create an isolated environment that effectively blocks out potential threats and malware. Using a virtual machine reduces the risk of compromising the underlying system and provides an additional layer of protection against intrusions.

Thus, for those who want to keep their data safe, virtual machines are becoming an indispensable tool in today’s digital world. VMware Player and VirtualBox are two well-known virtualization platforms for creating a virtual machine. Their key difference is that VMware Player is free for personal use only, while VirtualBox is completely free and open source software available for personal and commercial use.

VMware Player is developed by VMware, a leader in virtualization, while VirtualBox is owned by Oracle. “Oracle” is an American corporation that specializes in the production of software, computer hardware and other products and services in the field of information technology. VirtualBox, thanks to its transparent operation, has a larger set of features and settings, so we consider this virtual machine to be the best. Also, VirtualBox provides more flexible options and this is all thanks to its open source.

On top of that, compatibility in VirtualBox, thanks to its open nature, supports a wider range of operating systems compared to VMware Player. Both tools, VMWare Player and VirtualBox, have their merits, and each may be better depending on the specific use case scenario. The best way to determine which app best suits your needs is to install both and experiment with them. Only practice will help you figure out which virtual machine best meets your requirements.

A step-by-step guide to installing VMware on Windows

Download Ubuntu Desktop

Step 1

Go to the browser

Step 3

Click “Download”

Step 4

We are waiting for it to load. After that, open a new tab

We download WMware 17

Step 6

Click “Download now”

Step 7

Double click on the downloaded file

Step 8

Click “Next”

Step 9

First, click the checkmark where indicated on the screenshot. Second, click “Next”

Step 10

Click “Next”

Step 11

There is no need to put any ticks on this screenshot, just click “Next”

Step 12

Click “Next”

Step 13

Click “Install”

Step 14

We are waiting for the download, then click “Next”

Step 15

Click “Finish”

Install Ubuntu Desktop

Step 16

Double click on VMware

Step 17

Select “create a new virtual machine”

Step 18

We indicate where the image of our OS is located

Step 19

We come up with our account and move on

Step 20

Click “Next”

Step 21

Allocate space for our virtual machine and click “Next”

Step 22

Click “Finish”

Step 23

Let’s start Ubuntu

Step 24

We are waiting for the download

Step 25

Click “Continue”

Step 26

We step by step click on the actions, as shown in the screenshot

Step 27

Click “Install Now”

Step 28

Click “Continue”

Step 29

We specify our time zone and click “Continue”

Step 30

We step by step click on the actions, as shown in the screenshot

Step 31

We are waiting for the complete download

Step 32

Click “Restart Now”

Step 33

Wait for Ubuntu to reboot

Step 34

Log in to your Ubuntu account

Step 35

Enter the password

Step 36

Congratulations, everything worked out for us. Now we can use Ubuntu

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