Install Ubuntu 16.04.1 in VMware Workstation 12 Pro

In this blog, I will show you how to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Desktop and VMware tools in VMware Workstation 12 Pro. The whole process is pretty simple and straight forward. In this version of Ubuntu, I realized that installing VMare tools has become more simplified. You don’t have to install them separately. It gets installed automatically. Only a restart is required.

Lets get started…..

I have created a video that shows you all the steps. Rest of the blog is the step by step instructions. Watching the video is a good starting point.


Download Ubuntu Desktop Image

The download is straight forward. Go to Ubuntu website and download the .ISO image. This is the direct link. You can also check out the alternate downloadlink. Here you get the option to download the Ubuntu image using torrent. My preferred download is torrent because the file size is large, about 1.4 GB and it might take a while. The advantage with torrent is that you can pause the download and resume whenever you want.