Linux Video Tutorials on VMware and VirtualBox for Beginners

September 27, 2020

How to Install Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS on VMware Workstation

 How to Install Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows how to install Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS on VMware Workstation step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS on physical computer or laptop hardware.

Ubuntu MATE Website: https://ubuntu-mate.org/

How to Install Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS on VMware Workstation


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How to Install Linux Lite 5.0 on VMware Workstation

 How to Install Linux Lite 5.0 on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows how to install Linux Lite 5.0 on VMware Workstation step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Linux Lite 5.0 on physical computer or laptop hardware.

Linux Lite Website: https://www.linuxliteos.com/

How to Install Linux Lite 5.0 on VMware Workstation


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September 26, 2020

How to Install Arch Linux 2020.09 + KDE Plasma Desktop + Apps + VMware Tools on VMware Workstation

How to Install Arch Linux 2020.09 + KDE Plasma Desktop + Apps + VMware Tools on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows how to install Arch Linux 2020.09 with KDE Plasma Desktop on VMware Workstation step by step. We'll install applications such as Firefox, LibreOffice, FileZilla and Arch Linux Wallpaper on Arch Linux 2020. We'll also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Arch Linux 2020 KDE Plasma Desktop for better performance and usability (Fit Guest Now and Drag-Drop File and Mouse Integration). This tutorial also helps for installing Arch Linux on physical computer or laptop.

ArchLinux Website: https://www.archlinux.org/

How to Install Arch Linux 2020.09 + KDE Plasma Desktop + Apps + VMware Tools on VMware Workstation


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How to Install Bodhi Linux 5.1 + VMware Tools on VMware Workstation

 How to Install Bodhi Linux 5.1 + VMware Tools on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows how to install Bodhi Linux 5.1 on VMware Workstation step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Bodhi Linux 5.1 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Bodhi Linux for better performance and usability features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

Bodhi Linux Website: https://www.bodhilinux.com/

How to Install Bodhi Linux 5.1 + VMware Tools on VMware Workstation


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How to Install Debian GNU/Linux 10.5 with XFCE Desktop + VMware Tools on VMware Workstation

 How to Install Debian GNU/Linux 10.5 with XFCE Desktop + VMware Tools on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows how to install Debian GNU/Linux 10.5 with XFCE Desktop on VMware Workstation step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Debian GNU/Linux 10.5 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Debian Linux 10.5 for better performance and usability features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

Debian GNU/Linux Website: https://www.debian.org/

How to Install Debian GNU/Linux 10.5 with XFCE Desktop + VMware Tools on VMware Workstation


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September 25, 2020

How to Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 8.2 (RHEL 8.2) on VMware Workstation

 How to Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 8.2 (RHEL 8.2) on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows how to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 8.2 (RHEL 8.2) on VMware Workstation step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 8.2 on physical computer or laptop hardware.

Red Hat Website: https://www.redhat.com/ 

How to Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 8.2 (RHEL 8.2) on VMware Workstation


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September 24, 2020

How to Install Arch Linux 2020.09 + GNOME Desktop + Apps + VMware Tools on VMware Workstation

 This video tutorial shows how to install Arch Linux 2020.09 with GNOME Desktop on VMware Workstation step by step. We'll install applications such as Firefox, GIMP, VLC media player, LibreOffice and Arch Linux Wallpaper on Arch Linux 2020. We'll also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) onArch Linux 2020 for better performance and usability (Fit Guest Now and Drag-Drop File and Mouse Integration). This tutorial also helps for installing Arch Linux on physical computer or laptop.  ArchLinux Website: https://www.archlinux.org/

This video tutorial shows how to install Arch Linux 2020.09 with GNOME Desktop on VMware Workstation step by step. We'll install applications such as Firefox, GIMP, VLC media player, LibreOffice and Arch Linux Wallpaper on Arch Linux 2020. We'll also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) onArch Linux 2020 for better performance and usability (Fit Guest Now and Drag-Drop File and Mouse Integration). This tutorial also helps for installing Arch Linux on physical computer or laptop.

ArchLinux Website: https://www.archlinux.org/

How to Install Arch Linux 2020.09 + GNOME Desktop + Apps + VMware Tools on VMware Workstation

View Hard Disks
    fdisk -l

Use cfdisk command to create partitions.
    cfdisk /dev/sda

Create 3 Partitions

/dev/sda1 for boot 1GB
/dev/sda2 for swap 4GB
/dev/sda3

Format Partitions
    mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1
    mkswap /dev/sda2
    swapon /dev/sda2
    mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda3

Mount Root Partition
    mount /dev/sda3 /mnt

Create Folders
    mkdir /mnt/boot /mnt/var /mnt/home

Mount Boot Partition
    mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/boot

Check Network Connection
    ping -c 3 google.com

Sync the pacman repository
    pacman -Syy

Install Arch Linux base system and devel
    pacstrap /mnt base base-devel linux linux-firmware nano dhcpcd net-tools grub

Configure the Arch Linux System
    genfstab -U /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab
    arch-chroot /mnt

Set the System Language
    nano /etc/locale.gen
    locale-gen
    echo LANG=en_US.UTF-8 > /etc/locale.conf
    export LANG=en_US.UTF-8

Set Arch Linux Clock and Time Zone
    ls /usr/share/zoneinfo/
    rm -rf /etc/localtime
    ln –s /usr/share/zoneinfo/Amerika/New_York /etc/localtime

    hwclock --systohc --utc

Set Hostname
    echo arch2017 > /etc/hostname

Enable DHCPCD Service (DHCP Client Service)
    systemctl enable dhcpcd.service

    
Install and Configure openssh
    pacman -Sy openssh
    systemctl enable sshd.service

Set Root Password
    passwd root

Create Additional User
    useradd -m -g users -G wheel -s /bin/bash nikola
Set password for new user
    passwd nikola

Edit /etc/sudoers
    nano /etc/sudoers
        Add nikola under root
            nikola ALL=(ALL) ALL

Install and configure GRUB Boot Loader
    grub-install /dev/sda
    grub-mkconfig –o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

mkinitcpio –p linux

Reboot and login as root
    exit
    exit
    umount /mnt/boot
    umount /mnt
    reboot

Check Network Connection
    ping -c 3 www.google.com

Check IP Address
    ifconfig
    
Install xorg and Related Packages
    pacman -Sy xorg #xterm xorg-twm xorg-xinit xorg-server-utils

Install GNOME Desktop
    pacman -Sy gnome gnome-extra

Enable gdm
    systemctl enable gdm.service
    systemctl enable NetworkManager.service


Install Apps
    pacman -Sy firefox vlc gimp libreoffice archlinux-wallpaper

Next we'll install vm tools

Install Prerequisite packages
    pacman -Sy gtkmm

Install Open-VM-Tools
    pacman -Sy open-vm-tools
    pacman -Sy xf86-video-vmware
    pacman -Sy xf86-input-vmmouse

Enable VMware Tools service
    systemctl enable vmtoolsd.service
Reboot System
    reboot

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