Ubuntu 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04 documentation covers information on how to install the operating system in a virtual machine. For additional information about the operating system, refer to the instructions included in the installation media.

Ubuntu 12.04 documentation includes the following topics:

Installation Instructions

The easiest method of installing Ubuntu 12.04 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Ubuntu distribution CD.


Before you begin, verify that the following tasks are complete:
  • Read General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products.
  • With many Linux guest operating systems, problems were observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter was used with VMware virtual machines. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system.

Installation Steps

  1. Insert the Ubuntu 12.04 CD in the CD-ROM drive.
  2. Power on the virtual machine.
  3. Depending on whether you are using Ubuntu Desktop or Server version, complete one of the following steps:
    • On Ubuntu Desktop, click Install Ubuntu.
    • On Ubuntu Server, select the language and select Install Ubuntu Server.
  4. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
    As the installation progresses, the message Configuring apt/ Scanning the mirror appears indicating that the network is being scanned. If your site uses an HTTP proxy, this message might persist for 10 minutes or longer, indicating that the installation has been delayed. If you wait, network scanning eventually stops and the installation resumes.
  5. Install VMware Tools using the tar installer.
  6. When the installation completes, in the Ubuntu 12.04 user interface, select System Settings > Network > Network Proxy to set the HTTP proxy in the Network Proxy Preferences dialog box.

VMware Tools in an Ubuntu 12.04 Guest

You can install VMware Tools in the Ubuntu 12.04 guest using the tar installer.

Installation Steps

  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. Log in as a normal user.
  3. Click Install/Upgrade VMware Tools to mount the VMware Tools virtual disc on the guest operating system.
  4. Unzip the tar.gz package to the vmware-tools-distrib folder.
  5. Run the VMware Tools installer.
  6. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
For more information on VMware Tools, see the Installing and Configuring VMware Tools guide.

Knowledge Base Articles for Ubuntu 12.04 Guest

The following link refers to knowledge base articles on operating system specific issues.

See VMware knowledge base for a list of known issues about the operating system.

VMware Compatibility Guide

The VMware Compatibility Guide Web site lists supported guest and host operating systems and provides related support information.

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