You can create a virtual machine that uses a Linux distribution as its guest operating system.
Fusion creates your virtual machine, selects the default Linux installation options, and installs VMware Tools, which loads the drivers required to optimize your virtual machine's performance. You can also have Linux Easy Install make your home folder available to Linux as a shared folder, so that you can share files between the virtual machine and your Mac.
The steps in this tutorial have been tested on VMware Fusion 11.5. using the alternative download of Ubuntu Server 18.04. Create the Ubuntu VM. Open VMware Fusion, click + then New Select Create a custom virtual machine then click Continue. Select Linux Ubuntu 64-bit then click Continue. Leave the firmware on Legacy BIOS. Download VMware Fusion 11 and let your Mac run Windows, Linux or Mac OS X Server. Run the most demanding Mac and Windows applications side-by-side at maximum speeds without rebooting.
Linux Easy Install is available for the following operating systems:
- Ubuntu 7.10 and later
- Ubuntu Server Edition 8.10 and later
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and later
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop/Server 10 and later
- Open SUSE 11.3 and later
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If you are not using one of these Linux operating systems in your virtual machine, or if you are using Linux but want to install the operating system manually, you can use the procedure for creating a virtual machine for any supported operating system.
This article provides the steps to install VMware Tools in a virtual machine running Windows. The VMware Tools installation process is practically automatic, but sometimes there is a need to run it manually. Cleverbridge sophos.
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For general information about VMware Tools, see Overview of VMware Tools for VMware Fusion (1022048).
For information on installing VMware Tools in a virtual machine running Linux , see:
For information on installing VMware Tools in a virtual machine running Mac OS, see Installing VMware Tools in a Mac OS Guest (1032440)
For General VMware Tools installation instructions see: Install VMware Tools (1014294)