View Full Version : [ubuntu] Creating Ubuntu 10.04 virtual machine

June 2nd, 2010, 02:30 AM

I'm having some trouble creating a VM of Ubuntu 10.04.

I've downloaded the ISO. I've created a new VM using the VM Assistant. I selected "Use operating system installation disc image file" and chosen the ISO.

When I run the VM, it sits at the following screen:


I've selected Virtual Machine > Install VMware Tools. Nothing happens.

Could someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks for your help

June 2nd, 2010, 02:37 AM
The VMWare installer thing is unrelated, it always shows up if you haven't installed it. As to what it's sitting on, it looks like an accessibility icon. Check the preferences/settings on that virtual machine?

June 2nd, 2010, 02:41 AM
Thanks for your reply

For what? The VM settings say the CD/DVD ROM is pointed at an installation image and that it's connected. I'm not really sure where to go from here.

June 2nd, 2010, 02:43 AM
Did you validate the installation image? (MD5/SHA?)

June 2nd, 2010, 03:00 AM
I'm not sure what the value of the installation ISO is supposed to be.

I've downloaded the minimal CD image and that seems to be running

June 2nd, 2010, 03:13 AM
Did you try deleting that VM and trying again?
(and checksum values are next to the download links)

June 2nd, 2010, 03:16 AM

This page does not list any checksum values

I tried deleting the VM and trying again several times to no avail

So far so good with the minimal CD installer, though; so I'm hopeful

Thank you for your help so far

June 2nd, 2010, 03:49 AM
So it has finished installing.

When I boot I see "Ubuntu 10.04"

Then it essentially becomes a command prompt. It wants the user/pw I set up and then it sits at a prompt waiting.

What do I type to boot into the desktop? Did the gnome package not install or something?