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How to get Ubuntu running on VMWare Player?

How to get Ubuntu running on VMWare Player?

ok, I have downloaded a linux .iso and the VMWare player, but I'm missing a VM file to allow me to run the OS in the VM - how do I create this file, or where do i get one from?

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Guest [Entry]

"I got an Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop VM from http://linhost.info/vmware/ . Download, unzip using 7-zip (free download), create a user account and delete the default user.

I've also used Virtualbox and setup Ubuntu by mounting the image and running the install, but downloading a pre-made VM is much faster and I've found VMWare Player to be more stable than VirtualBox and faster to save state on exits."
Guest [Entry]

"Here is a good guide to it:
http://www.virtualization.info/2005/10/how-to-launch-iso-and-use-livecds.html

Basically you use a pre-used file and then hack it a bit. The instructions are very clear in that post."