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Ubuntu Breezy under VMware Player

I tried the following instructions for getting Ubuntu working on VMwware Player

http://johnbokma.com/mexit/2005/11/07/vmware-player-ubuntu-installation.html

Instructions are for Ubuntu Hoary but worked fine for me. I installed this at work under Windows XP. Now I enjoy Linux goodness on the desktop at work :-). Hopefully this will annoy desktop support services a bit less than me repartitioning the disk and installing Ubuntu directy on the hardware. The downside is that it’s a bit sluggish. I haven’t tried Eclipse yet – still using my Windows version. The upside is that I can still read my Outlook based email and doing event/calendaring there and also access IE only intranet and Windows/IE only software like Mecury TestDirector.

Note that in order to install VMware toolbox to get copy/paste between host and guest working I have since installed a evaluation version of VMware workstation 5.5. Use the following instructions to get VMware toolbox installed.

http://www.ubuntux.org/node/25

Now that the tools are installed I should be able to go back to the free VMware Player – however I haven’t tried it yet!

All take a look at http://johnbokma.com/vmware-player/. In fact take a look at the whole site http://johnbokma.com/

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