Ubuntu Linux 5.04 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 Linux 5.04 documentation includes the following topics:

Installation Instructions

The easiest method of installing Ubuntu Linux 5.04 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Ubuntu Linux 5.04 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 Linux 5.04 CD in the CD-ROM drive.
  2. Power on the virtual machine.
  3. (Optional) If your host computer is on a network that uses a proxy server for Internet access, enter information about the proxy server name and port at the boot prompt.
    linux http_proxy=http://<proxy_server>:<port_number>
  4. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
    You can now become root at any time using the normal su - command and the root password you just created.
  5. When the installation completes, in the Ubuntu Linux 5.04 user interface, select System > Preferences > Network Proxy to set the HTTP proxy in the Network Proxy Preferences dialog box.
  6. Install VMware Tools.

VMware Tools in an Ubuntu Linux 5.04 Guest

For information on VMware Tools, see:

Knowledge Base Articles for Ubuntu Linux 5.04

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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