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Manjaro is a popular Linux distribution developed on Arch Linux Operating System. It is the first release was in 2011 in Germany. It supports three desktops: KDE, GNOME, and XFCE and three repositories: Unstable, Testing, and Stable. Instead of reading about it, let’s see how to install Manjaro Linux on VMWare Workstation.

What Is VMWare Workstation?

VMWare Workstation is an application developed by VMWare to create virtual machines, containers, and Kubernetes clusters on any desktop or server system. VMWare released VMWare Workstation in two products: VMWare Workstation Pro and VMWare Workstation Player. VMWare Workstation Player is released on a free license with limited features, whereas VMWare Workstation Pro is an enterprise paid version that has loaded with a lot of features. Full documentation is published on the VMWare portal for free. Refer the documentation from here.

  1. VMware Workstation Pro Documentation Center
  2. VMware Workstation Player Documentation Center

Prerequisites To Install Manjaro Linux On VMWare Workstation:

To install Manjaro Linux on VMWare Workstation you just need a physical machine, VMWare Workstation Pro or Player, and Ubuntu Linux ISO image.

  1. A host system with minimum:
    1. 8 GB of memory
    2. A quad core CPU
    3. 500 GB of Hard Drive
  2. VMWare Workstation Pro or Player application:0
    1. Download VMWare Workstation
  3. Manjaro Linux Operating System to install on VMWare Workstation.
    1. Download Manjaro Linux

How To Install Manjaro Linux On VMWare Workstation?

Time needed: 30 minutes.

How to Install Manjaro Linux on VMWare Workstation?

  1. Fier up VMWare WorkstationDownload the VMWare Workstation application for your host operating system and install it on your machine. The installation procedure is pretty simple and straight. Read the documentation for more details. Open the app after installation. Create a new Virtual Machine.

  2. Select Custom Configuration WizardYou can choose either Typical or Custom Wizard. We recommend selecting Custom if you want to install with all the configurations. If you are okay with default configurations then go ahead with Typical configurations.

    What Type of Configuration Do you Want
  3. Select Virtual Machine Hardware CompatibilityGo with the default option if you don’t have the choice.

    Which Hardware Feature are Needed For This virtual Machine
  4. Select the Operating System MediaSelect ‘I will install the operating system later’ for an interactive installation.

    Guest Operating Sustem Installation
  5. Select Guest Operating SystemGuest Operating System
  6. Name the Virtual Machine Name and locationType a name and give the location details.

    Virtual Machine Name
  7. Allocate the ProcessorsAssign the processors, Calculate the processor required to run the host machine. Assign the leftover resources to the virtual machine.

    Processor Configuration
  8. Allocate the Memory for Virtual MachineMemory allocation calculation is the same as the processor allocation. Leave sufficient memory for the host system and allocate the remaining memory for the virtual machine.

    Memorry for The Virtual Machine
  9. Choose the Network ConfigurationSelect any one of the network configurations as per your requirement.

    Network Type
  10. Select the I/O Controller TypeSelect Controller Types
  11. Select Disk TypeSelect a Disk Type
  12. Select Virtual DiskSelect the Virtual Disk if you have or create one.

    Select a Disk
  13. Select Disk CapacitySelect the disk size. Selecting a single disk will increase the performance. However, selecting a split disk will help in the disk transfer scenario.

    Specify Disk Capacity
  14. Specify Virtual Disk FileSpecify Disk File
  15. Create Virtual MachineRead To Create Virual Machine
  16. Supply Manjaro Linux ISO Image to Virtual MachineDownload Manjaro image. Edit the CD/DVD settings and import the downloaded Manjaro Thanksimage.

    Virtual Machine Settings
  17. Install Ubuntu Linux on VMWare WorkstationOther Linux 5.x ad Later 64-bit
  18. Power On the Virtual MachinePress the Play button to power on the Virtual Machine.

  19. Welcome Manjaro Virtual MachineAfter powering on the Virtual machine, you will be treated with a welcome screen on which you will see the Launch Installer option. Click on the Launch Installer option to begin installation process.

    Welcome To Manjaro
  20. Select the Language.Welcom To the Manjaro Linux 21
  21. Select Time ZoneLocation
  22. Select Keyboard LayoutKeyboard
  23. Partition the DiskSelect Erase the Disk for auto partition. Or Select the Manual Partitioning option to create the custom partition.

  24. Create a User AccountUsers
  25. Begin the installation of ManjaroAfter setting up the installation procedure. Click the “Install” button to begin installation process.

  26. Click – Install NowContinue With Installation?
  27. Installation of Manjaro Linux in ProgressInstall
  28. Reboot Virtual MachineReboot the machine after installation.

  29. Boot Manjaro Linux

    Note: Remove the installation media before reboot.
    Manjaro Main Screen

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