Guide for Ubuntu using Fusion on my Mac?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by AuroraProject, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

    AuroraProject

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    Is there anywhere I can find a guide to help me install Ubuntu on my MBP using Fusion? I need to know what version to download, how to get everything working etc.

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  2. neilhart macrumors 6502

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    Ubuntu 7.4

    I have installed Ubuntu 7.10 using Fusion. I copied the ISO over to the MAC and pointed to it in the Vmware install process. This was very straight forward. You are prompted to install Vmware tools when you first log into your new virtual machine. Click on the readme file in Linux and follow the steps to start the indicated script (the directions are very good).

    I have moved copies of the resulting virtual machine to other MAC drives with success. Also I have run an online internet upgrade to Ubuntu 8.04.

    Also, I have installed Ubuntu 8.04 and am using it for a headless Linux SAMBA file server. So I would suggest downloading the 8.04 ISO and using it instead of the 7.10.
     
  3. AuroraProject thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Did you have any problems installing Vmware tools in 8.04? I've read some people have had problems with it and Vmware hasn't addressed it yet.
     
  4. AuroraProject thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok, I had some problems getting VMware tools installed, but now it works fine!
     

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