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.
Prerequisites To Install Manjaro Linux On VMWare Workstation:
- A host system with minimum:
- 8 GB of memory
- A quad core CPU
- 500 GB of Hard Drive
- VMWare Workstation Pro or Player application:0
- Manjaro Linux Operating System to install on VMWare Workstation.
How To Install Manjaro Linux On VMWare Workstation?
Time needed: 30 minutes.
How to Install Manjaro Linux on VMWare Workstation?
- 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.
- 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.
- Select Virtual Machine Hardware CompatibilityGo with the default option if you don’t have the choice.
- Select the Operating System MediaSelect ‘I will install the operating system later’ for an interactive installation.
- Select Guest Operating System
- Name the Virtual Machine Name and locationType a name and give the location details.
- Allocate the ProcessorsAssign the processors, Calculate the processor required to run the host machine. Assign the leftover resources to the virtual machine.
- 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.
- Choose the Network ConfigurationSelect any one of the network configurations as per your requirement.
- Select the I/O Controller Type
- Select Disk Type
- Select Virtual DiskSelect the Virtual Disk if you have or create one.
- 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 Virtual Disk File
- Create Virtual Machine
- Supply Manjaro Linux ISO Image to Virtual MachineDownload Manjaro image. Edit the CD/DVD settings and import the downloaded Manjaro Thanksimage.
- Install Ubuntu Linux on VMWare Workstation
- Power On the Virtual MachinePress the Play button to power on the Virtual Machine.
- 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.
- Select the Language.
- Select Time Zone
- Select Keyboard Layout
- Partition the DiskSelect Erase the Disk for auto partition. Or Select the Manual Partitioning option to create the custom partition.
- Create a User Account
- Begin the installation of ManjaroAfter setting up the installation procedure. Click the “Install” button to begin installation process.
- Click – Install Now
- Installation of Manjaro Linux in Progress
- Reboot Virtual MachineReboot the machine after installation.
- Boot Manjaro Linux
Note: Remove the installation media before reboot.