How-to Create and Run a VMware Fusion Virtual Machine with Linux Live ISO

November 28th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Making & Running a VMware Fusion Linux VM


The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step and Visually How-to Create/Make a New Virtual Machine with a Linux Live ISO on VMware Fusion 6+ for Mac OS X.

VMware Fusion Pro and VMware Fusion let anyone run Linux, Windows and hundreds of other Operating Systems on a Mac, without burning OS ISO’s and Rebooting.

VMware Fusion 6+ come with the ability to Run Hypervisor Applications such as VMware Workstation inside the virtual machine.

So You can install VMware Workstation in Linux a virtual machine, and then for Example use Workstation to create a Nested Windows Virtual Machine.

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  1. How-to Download Linux Distros ISO’s

    Get Linux ISOs

  2. Select New from the Top Left Corner

    How-to Create and Run a VMware Fusion Virtual Machine with Linux Live ISO - New VM

  3. On Select the Installation Method
    Click on Continue

    How-to Create and Run a VMware Fusion Virtual Machine with Linux Live ISO - Installation Method

  4. Click on the Bottom Button
    Then Browse for the Linux ISO.

    How-to Create and Run a VMware Fusion Virtual Machine with Linux Live ISO -

    Click on Continue.

  5. Chose the Linux Flavor
    This doesn’t matter and if you just Do Not Find your OS then choose a Linux X.Y Kernel…

    How-to Create and Run a VMware Fusion Virtual Machine with Linux Live ISO - Linux Type

    Click on Continue.

  6. On Finish Click the Customize Settings Button

    How-to Create and Run a VMware Fusion Virtual Machine with Linux Live ISO - Customize Settings
  7. Set the VM’s Name

    How-to Create and Run a VMware Fusion Virtual Machine with Linux Live ISO - Naming
  8. Select Processors & Memory

    How-to Create and Run a VMware Fusion Virtual Machine with Linux Live ISO - Processor & Memory

    Set a Reasonable Memory Size, usually between 1Gb and 2GB. It depends from your OS’s Type…

    How-to Create and Run a VMware Fusion Virtual Machine with Linux Live ISO - Setting Up Memory Size

    Click on Show All on the Top Left corner.

  9. Select Hard Disk

    How-to Create and Run a VMware Fusion Virtual Machine with Linux Live ISO - Hard Disk

    Set a Enough Big Maximum Hard Drive Size (The Disk will be Auto-Growing and so it Don’t take initially all that Space.)
    Here a 64Gb Amount is choosen…

    How-to Create and Run a VMware Fusion Virtual Machine with Linux Live ISO - Setting Up Hard Disk Size

    Click on Apply and after Close the Window.

  10. Then You’ll be Able to Run the New VM :)
    Simply Click on the big Play Arrow

    How-to Create and Run a VMware Fusion Virtual Machine with Linux Live ISO - Running VM
  11. How-to Install Ubuntu on a VMware Fusion VM

    Ubuntu Installation Steps
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