Linux Video Tutorials on VMware and VirtualBox for Beginners

October 31, 2016

Apricity OS Linux: How to Install Apricity OS 07.2016 + VMware Tools on VMware

Apricity OS 07.2016 Aspen

This tutorial shows how to install Apricity OS 07.2016 Gnome on VMware Workstation or VMware Player. We'll also learn how to install VMware Tools on Apricity OS 2016. It also helps for installing Apricity OS 2016 on physical computer or laptop.

What is Apricity OS?

Apricity OS is a Linux distribution based on Arch Linux with rolling releases. It offers GNOME and Cinnamon desktop environments and provides the ICE Site Specific Browser to integrate web-apps. Arch Linux can be challenging, but Apricity's developers did their jobs well to ease that pain.
Apricity OS Website: https://apricityos.com/

What is VMware Workstation?

VMware Workstation is a hypervisor that runs on x86-64 computers; it enables users to set up one or more virtual machines (VMs) on a single physical machine, and use them simultaneously along with the actual machine.
VMware Workstation product website: https://www.vmware.com/products/workstation

What is VMware Player?

VMware Workstation Player, formerly VMware Player, is a virtualization software package for x64 computers running Windows or Linux. It is free to personal use. VMware Player can run existing virtual appliances and create its own virtual machines. It uses the same virtualization core as VMware Workstation.
VMware Player website: https://www.vmware.com/products/player

What is VMware Tools?

It is a set of services and modules that enable several features in VMware products for better management of, and seamless user interactions with, guests. It includes kernel modules for enhancing the performance of virtual machines running Linux.





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How to Install antiX Linux 16 + VMware Tools on VMware Workstation Tutorial

antiX Linux 16

This video tutorial shows how to install antiX 16 Linux on VMware Workstation or VMware Player. We'll also learn how to install VMware Tools on antiX 16 for better performance and usability. You can also use this tutorial for installing antiX 16 on physical computer or laptop.

What is antiX Linux?

antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy-to-install GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian Stable for Intel-AMD x86 compatible systems. antiX offers the antiX Magic in an environment suitable for old computers. The goal of antiX is to provide a light, but fully functional and flexible free operating system for both newcomers and experienced users of Linux. A special Xfce edition made in collaboration with the MEPIS Community called antiX MX is also available.
antiX Website: http://antix.mepis.org/

What is VMware Workstation?

VMware Workstation is a hypervisor that runs on x86-64 computers; it enables users to set up one or more virtual machines (VMs) on a single physical machine, and use them simultaneously along with the actual machine.
VMware Workstation product website: https://www.vmware.com/products/workstation

What is VMware Player?

VMware Player is a desktop virtualization application that runs one or more operating systems on the same computer without rebooting. With its simple user interface, unmatched operating system support and portability, it’s now easier than ever for IT professionals to get their users up and running with a corporate desktop. If you want to learn more about virtual machines or run virtual machines at home in a non-commercial environment you may use VMware Player at no cost.
Download VMware Player: https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer/




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October 30, 2016

How to Install Antergos 2016.07 on VMware Workstation Tutorial

Install Antergos 2016.07

Easy tutorial on how to install Antergos 2016.07 on VMware Workstation or VMware Player step by step. You can also use it for installing Antergos 2016.x on physical computer or laptop.

What is Antergos Linux?

Antergos is a modern, elegant and powerful operating system based on Arch Linux. It started life under the name of Cinnarch, combining the Cinnamon desktop with the Arch Linux distribution, but now it offers several desktops, including GNOME 3 (default), Cinnamon, Razor-qt and Xfce.
Antergos Website: https://antergos.com/

What is VMware Workstation?

VMware Workstation is a hypervisor that runs on x86-64 computers; it enables users to set up one or more virtual machines (VMs) on a single physical machine, and use them simultaneously along with the actual machine.
VMware Workstation product website: https://www.vmware.com/products/workstation

What is VMware Player?

It's a desktop virtualization application that runs one or more operating systems on the same computer without rebooting. With its simple user interface, unmatched operating system support and portability, it’s now easier than ever for IT professionals to get their users up and running with a corporate desktop. If you want to learn more about virtual machines or run virtual machines at home in a non-commercial environment you may use VMware Player at no cost.
Download VMware Player: https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer/





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How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat on PC using VMware Workstation

Android 7.0 Nougat on PC

In this video, we're going to download and install Android 7.0 Nougat to hard disk on PC using VMware Workstation/Player step by step. You can also use this tutorial for installing Android 7 Nougat to hard disk on physical computer or laptop. Keep in mind that at this point Android-x86 7.0 Nougat is aimed at developers or beta testers. This is preview build, so you may face several bugs or issues.

Android 7.0 Nougat  Installation Steps:

  1. Download Android-x86 7.0 Nougat Preview ISO at https://goo.gl/PrlKw9
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Android 7.0 Nougat Installation on PC
  4. Android-x86 7.0 Short Review

What is Android?

Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android's user interface is mainly based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions. Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Android Website: https://www.android.com/

What is Android-x86?

Android-x86 is an unofficial initiative to port Google's Android mobile operating system to run on devices powered by Intel and AMD x86 processors, rather than RISC-based ARM chips. The project began as a series of patches to the Android source code to enable Android to run on various netbooks and ultra-mobile PCs.
Android-x86 Website: http://www.android-x86.org/
Download Android-x86 7.0 Nougat ISO: https://goo.gl/PrlKw9





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How to Install Alpine Linux 3.4.2 + XFCE Desktop on VMware Workstation Tutorial

Alpine Linux 3.4.2

This tutorial shows how to install Alpine Linux 3.4.2 with Xfce desktop environment on VMware Workstation or VMware Player step by step. This video tutorial also helps for installing Alpine Linux 3.4.2 on physical computer or laptop.

What is Alpine Linux?

Alpine Linux is an independent, non-commercial, community developed, general purpose Linux distribution designed for power users who appreciate security, simplicity and resource efficiency. Alpine Linux is based on musl and BusyBox. It was designed with security in mind; it has proactive security features like PaX and SSP that prevent security holes in the software to be exploited.
Alpine Linux Website: https://www.alpinelinux.org/





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October 29, 2016

How to Install 4MLinux 18 and Review on VMware Workstation Tutorial

Install 4MLinux 18 on VMware Workstation

In this video tutorial, we'll learn how to install 4MLinux on VMware Workstation. You can also use VMware Player which is free for personal use. This tutorial also helps for installing 4MLinux 18 on physical computer or laptop. We'll also install some extensions such as Firefox and VLC Player on 4MLinux.


What is 4MLinux?

4MLinux is a mini Linux distribution focusing on four capabilities:
  1. Maintenance (system rescue Live CD)
  2. Multimedia (playing video DVDs and other multimedia files)
  3. Miniserver (using the inetd daemon)
  4. Mystery (mproviding several small Linux games)
4MLinux Website: http://4mlinux.com/

4mLinux Minimum System Requirements

The minimum requirements are:

  1. 1024 MB of RAM (when 4MLinux is run as a live CD/USB)
  2. 128 MB of RAM and 1 GB of free disk space (when 4MLinux is installed to a HDD)





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October 3, 2016

How to Install VMware Tools on Smoothwall Express 3.1

This tutorial shows you how to install VMware Tools on Smoothwall Express 3.1 step by step. It's very important that you install VMware Tools in the guest operating system. You can find download link at the end of this article.

VMware Tools significantly enhances the speed and efficiency of your guest machine. It also adds capabilities. VMWare strongly recommends that you install VMware Tools in all of your virtual machines and I agree with this recommendation.

What is Smoothwall Express?

Smoothwall Express is based on the Linux operating system and designed to defend your users and your network from external attacks. It's a Free Firewall that includes its own security-hardened GNU/Linux operating system and an easy-to-use web interface. It does not require knowledge of Linux to install or use.

What is VMware Tools?

VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machine's guest operating system and improves management of the virtual machine. VMware Tools Services handle communication between the guest and host operating systems. VMware Device Drivers replace many of the guest operating system drivers for physical hardware to ensure network connectivity and prevent drive compatibility issues. A memory control driver provides increased efficiency in memory allocation. Guest OS can be nicely shutdown or reboot without even logging onto the VM.

VMware Tools for Smoothwall Express 3.1 Features

  • VMware Paravirtual SCSI Controllers (vmw_pvscsi ): High performance storage controllers that can result in greater throughput and lower CPU use. These controllers are best suited for high performance storage environments.
  • Memory Balloon Driver (vmmemctl): It collaborates with the server to reclaim pages that are considered least valuable by the guest operating system.
  • VMXNET3 (vmxnet3): Virtual network adapter designed to deliver high performance in virtual machines (VMs) running on the VMware vSphere platform.
  • Kernel Module for vmhgfs: This is kernel file system module. You can use shared folders to share files among virtual machines and between virtual machines and the host system. The directories that you add as shared folders can be on the host system, or they can be network directories that are accessible from the host computer.
  • Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI): Provides fast and efficient communication between a virtual machine and the host operating system and between two or more virtual machines on the same host. 

Installation Steps:

  1. Download the Installer to Smoothwall Express 3.1.
  2. Run the installer
    • sh VMwareTools-8.4.2-SmootwallExpress-3.1-i386.run

VMware Tools Installation on Smoothwall Express 3.1
VMware Tools Installation on Smoothwall Express 3.1
Really simple.

VMware Tools on Smoothwall Express 3.1
Sample Output for VMware Tools on Smootwall Express 3.1 SP2


Download: VMware Tools for Smoothwall Express 3.1
File Name: VMwareTools-8.4.2-SmootwallExpress-3.1-i386.run
Sha1Sum: F039369955C536247C62E9F2420355A93B9BD199

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