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Old 02-03-2015, 04:21 PM   #1
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Having issues with making use of Linux on Vmware.


Hi, I downloaded an ISO linux file for my Vmware it was with a read me file that show the login details into the OS. Now have finished the installation of the ISO on my Vmware but the problem I have is it not accepting the login details that came with the ISO I download.
this was the login that came with the ISO:

standard user:
username: user
password: password

administrative user:
username: root
password: password
It not accepting any of it I want to know if I did something wrong or there is master login deatils I can use to get to the desktop.
Am a real newbie this is my first time of dealing with Linux your answers will be appreciated a lot. Thanks.
 
Old 02-03-2015, 04:31 PM   #2
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What ISO did you download? ISO files are cd/dvd images, they rarely (ever?) are pre-configured with a user and password, except for live disks, which would be kind of pointless in a VM. You should have set up your own user and password during the installation in VMWare.
 
Old 02-03-2015, 04:44 PM   #3
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What ISO did you download? ISO files are cd/dvd images, they rarely (ever?) are pre-configured with a user and password, except for live disks, which would be kind of pointless in a VM. You should have set up your own user and password during the installation in VMWare.
I donwloaded the iso from a website, this how the folder is named: unbuntu1104t the version been displayed on the VMware right now is ""Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS unbubtu tty1s""
Do you mean I would setup a user and password during the installation of the Unbuntu? There was no option for me to do so the OS just started installing it self as I resumed the Virtual machine. Will I be able to set up the user and password if re install the Unbuntu again?

This is where I got the Unbutu from: http://www.trendsigma.net/vmware/
 
Old 02-03-2015, 04:59 PM   #4
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You didn't download an ISO, you downloaded a pre-installed VMWare image, that's very different. If you want to use this pre-canned VMWare image and are having issues with it, then you should be contacting the person that made it. I really don't understand the point of those though. It's likely a bigger download than the ISO itself, and all they've done is go through the 10 minute installation process for you without changing a thing.

If instead you want to set up your own VM installation with your own username and password, then you should download the actual ISO for the distro you're interested in and install it yourself. I'm not a fan of Ubuntu, but if that's what you want:
http://www.ubuntu.com/download

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Old 02-03-2015, 05:14 PM   #5
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Okay, thanks for the knowledge...If I download from the website, will the VMware able to make use of it directly with concerting to an iso?
I really appreciate you helping out, I want to ask is Ubuntu different from Linux? what I really want is a linux OS or redhat OS?
 
Old 02-03-2015, 05:21 PM   #6
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VMWare and other virtualization tools (eg: VirtualBox) just create an environment in which you can install any operating system you want (if they support it of course). So VMWare wouldn't be able to just "boot up" the ISO, you would have to set up a virtual machine in VMWare, and then use the ISO file for the installation.

I don't use VMWare, but on VirtualBox it's a simple matter of clicking New, giving it a name, telling VirtualBox what kind of system you'll be installing, allocating it some RAM and HD space, and then telling it which ISO file to use for the installation. After that you just go through the standard installation steps for whatever OS you chose.

Ubuntu is a Linux distribution. Linux itself is the kernel, the "heart" of the operating system if you will. It's more or less useless by itself, it needs to be bundled with auxiliary packages (installer, services, configuration tools, package management tools, a desktop environment, etc.) in order to be useful. This bundle of software that goes with the kernel is the Linux distribution. There are hundreds of distributions (distro for short) out there, with different package management tools, different GUIs, different installers, alpha/beta release cycles versus 5-year-old stable release cycles, etc. Ubuntu is one such distribution, it's based off of Debian. Other popular distros are RedHat/CentOS, OpenSUSE, Fedora, Mint, Arch, etc.

distrowatch.com has a pretty complete list, and there are many guides online that attempt to pair you with a distro that's appropriate to your usage. For a brand new beginner who knows nothing about Linux, what to do with it, how to use it, etc., I would recommend Mint:
http://www.linuxmint.com/

When you go to download Mint, you'll see several different versions. Cinnamon, Mate, KDE, Xfce, etc. These are just different desktop environments. Pick one, and once you're up and running you can install any or all of the others through the standard package management system afterward. You pick which one you want to use when you log in.

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Old 02-04-2015, 03:21 PM   #7
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Thank you very much I got enough OS from the website you gave me, never knew there are that much operating system. I have finish installing the Ubuntu this time I remember my login details, it accept it but have been unable to leave the command line after entering my username and password it still remain in the command line with this: tayo@ubuntu:"$ but have used the "startx" command the response I get is " The program 'startx' is currently not running have also use this command " $ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop" yet it say the program can not be found.
Is there any command that will take me away from there or is it because am using it on VMware that why am stuck there?
 
Old 02-04-2015, 03:35 PM   #8
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Which version of Ubuntu did you download (the filename of the ISO would help), and was there any option during the installation for "minimal" or "desktop" or "server" or anything like that?

When you ran the sudo apt-get install command, which program did it say it couldn't find. It would be helpful if you type out the exact command you wrote and the exact error message.

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Old 02-04-2015, 03:54 PM   #9
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The Version I downloaded is ubuntu 14.04.1-sever-amd64 there was no option like you mentioned it just went straight to the command line.
When use this command "sudo apt-get install"the reply i get is":

reading package list...done
building dependency tree
reading state information...done
"0 upgrade 0 newly installed 0 to remove 0 to upgrade"

when I use the "$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop"" this is what I get:

reading package list...done
building dependency tree
reading state information...done
E: unable to locate package ubuntu-desktop

The linuxmint was not accepted by the Vmware

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Old 02-04-2015, 04:43 PM   #10
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For your desktop just do a little digging, my Ubuntu's always came with a desktop, perhaps yours did as well? But there's a ton of linux desktops available to download, i like to research a few of them first. This issue should be a simple work-around.

Good luck
 
Old 02-04-2015, 05:25 PM   #11
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The Version I downloaded is ubuntu 14.04.1-sever-amd64 there was no option like you mentioned it just went straight to the command line.
You did go through an installation though, didn't you? Or did you just boot a live session? You installed the server version of Ubuntu, which is why there's no desktop.

Use "sudo apt-get update" before "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop".

This page might be of some use:
http://www.htpcbeginner.com/install-...r-14-04-gnome/

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The linuxmint was not accepted by the Vmware
What does that mean?

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