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How to install Fedora on VMWare Workstation 6

You need to have VMWare Workstation installed on your PC. Run the VMWare workstation and then you get the following window.

Before installing Fedora, we need to create a virtual machine and then only we will be able to install Fedora on it. Click on the New Virtual Machine icon. Then you get the following window. Click Next.

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Select the option Typical and press Next.

In the next window, select Linux. For the version, select Other Linux 2.6.x kernel if Fedora is not available among the options. Press Next.

In the next window, give a name for your virtual machine and Browse for a location where you want to create the virtual machine.

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In the next window, you need to select the Network connection. If you have connected a router to your PC, by selecting Use network address translation option, you can connect to internet from your virtual machine also where it uses the same configuration in your main OS . If you do not need to connect to internet from the virtual machine just select the option Do not use a network connection. Press Next.

In the next window, give the capacity of the virtual hard disk you want to create. Its recommended to give more than 5GB. Tick Allocate all disk space now and press Finish.

Then it will create the disk.


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Now you have successfully created the virtual machine. Press the button Close.

Then the settings of your virtual machine will appear.

Double click on the Memory and you will get the following window.

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Allocate the memory according to your RAM. It is better to allocate more than 400 MB to support the GUI of Fedora. Then press OK.

In the virtual machine settings, double click on CD-ROM.

Then you get the following window. If you have a CD or DVD of fedora or if you have mounted an iso image to a virtual CD/DVD drive, select the option Use physical drive.
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If you have an iso image, without mounting it, you can also select the option Use ISO image, browse and give the path to the image. Then press OK.

Then click on Start this virtual machine from the virtual machine settings window.

Then you will get the following window. Select Install system with basic video driver and press Enter.
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Then the following window will appear. Press OK .

In the next window, press Test.

Then it will check the image of Fedora.

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Then it will prompt that the image was successfully verified. Press OK.

In the Next window, press Continue.

Then the Graphical User Interface will appear. Press Next.


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Select the language for the installation process and press Next.

Then in the next window, select the language for the keyboard and press Next.

Then it will give a warning. Select Re-initialize drive.


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In the next window, give a name for your host and press Next.

In the next window, select the city and press Next.

Give a password for Root and press Next.


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In the next window, press Next.

Then it will give a warning. Press Write changes to disk.

Then the file system will be created.


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In the next window, tick the options as appearing the below image and press Next.

Then it will start the installation process and the required packages will be installed.

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After the installation of packages, you will get the following window. Press the button, Reboot.

Then it will start loading Fedora.

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In the Welcome and License Information screens, press Forward.

Then create the user profile and press Forward.

Set the date and time and press Forward.


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In the next window, press Finish.

Then you will get a message box and press No. do not send.

Now you need to enter the password of the user account and press Log In.

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Now you have successfully installed Fedora on VMWare workstation as a virtual machine.

Press left Alt+ Ctrl buttons to bring the mouse pointer out of the virtual machine. By pressing Alt + Ctrl + Enter, you can maximize the screen of the virtual machine.

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