Installing Ubuntu Linux with VMware Workstation

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I have a copy of Ubuntu 11.02 which is an ISO. I am using Windows 7 32bit with 1GB of memory, 1.8GHz processor and 80 GB of hard disk. I want to install Ubuntu using a 7.1 version of VMware work station. The problem is the installation always hangs. I’ve tried to wait for over an hour but there were no progress at all. I used the default hardware settings for Ubuntu and yet it still hangs. Can someone suggest the best solution for this? Thank You.

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Installing Ubuntu Linux with VMware Workstation

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It seems that you need an upgrade on your computer’s hardware if you want to install Ubuntu 11.02. Running Ubuntu on your Windows 7 using virtual machine, I think, will make your system unstable. You are running Windows 7 on a minimum to average RAM capacity which is not good if you are also planning to run Ubuntu with it.

The minimum amount of RAM for an Ubuntu operating system is 1 GB and its good because you meet its minimum system requirement. But the problem is that Windows 7 is the main operating system of your computer and it’s the one that consumes most of your machine’s RAM. After booting your Windows 7, the amount of RAM that is left is too small to run another operating system.

You need to add more RAM on your system to install Ubuntu. And I think this is also the reason why your installation for Ubuntu always freezes in the middle. To know more about Ubuntu, please visit ask Ubuntu.

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