This video shows you how to install Debian 8 (Jessie) in VMware Workstation 12. Debian 8.2 GNOME is used in this video.
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Debian is flexible and can be configured as a desktop, or as a server. Debian made dpkg manager, which is the underlying system on several popular distros like Ubuntu and Mint.
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Today, It's my honor to show you how to install Debian 8.2 Jessie in VMware Workstation.
I have been using Debian for almost 15 years.
Debian is one of the oldest Linux distribution, which first released in 1996.
It has served as the framework for many other distributions.
Such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Kali Linux 2 and many others.
Debian 8 offers different desktop environments but GNOME is the primarily supported interface.
In this video, I will also use GNOME.
Debian is a great choice for both workstations and server systems.
First, we'll go to Debian website and download Debian 8.2 Installation media.
and we'll create a virtual machine.
and we'll start Debian 8 installation.
After the installation, we'll do post installation tasks.
Open up your browser and go to Debian website.
You can see "Try Debian live before installing." Click it.
You see 32-bit and 64-bit editions.
As you can see, there are many installation medias.
All of these are the same but with different Desktop Environments
Such as Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE, MATE etc.
In this video, I will use Debian 8.2 GNOME Desktop.
As you can see I already downloaded installation media.
Second step is to create a virtual machine.
You can Click "Create a New Virtual Machine" or
go to file then Click " New Virtual Machine"
Click Installer disk image file and then click Browse.
Go to your installation media.
VMware Installer could not detect which operating system is in this disc image.
At Select Guest operating system screen, Choose Linux
Choose Debian 8 64-bit and then Click Next.
Give a name to your Virtual Machine. Let's say "debian8" and click Next.
Recommended disk size for Debian 8 is 20 GB but I want 40 GB virtual disk space.
I also want to store virtual disk as a single file.
I want to customize my virtual hardware.
I wan to change virtual memory to 2 GB
I want Bridge networking. My virtual machine can connect to my physical network directly.
Click Power on this virtual machine.
Choose Graphical Install and press Enter.
At select language page, choose language used during the installation. English is OK.
Give a name to your Debian. Let's say debian8
This is the hostname of your virtual machine.
Set your root password here and click Continue.
Let's create a new user!
Set username for this new user.
Set password for new user.
Configure your Time Zone.
At Partition disks, you can choose Guided - use entire disk or...
entire disk and set up LVM or encrypted LVM or Manual.
Let's use Guided entire disk.
Let's choose All files in one partition - recommended for new users.
We can finish partitioning and write changes to disk.
Write the changes to disk? Choose
Installation has just started.
It asks "Use a network mirror?" Choose Yes.
Choose the nearest location to you.
Choose a network mirror.
If you use HTTP proxy, set it here.
I don't have any proxy so I left it as blank.
It asks "Install the GRUB boot loader to the master boot record?"
Choose Yes! Otherwise your virtual machine cannot boot.
Choose the correct hard disk!
It's now finishing the installation.
Debian 8 Virtual Machine is booting up!
Login as user that we created during the installation.
We've just installed Debian 8.2 Jessie in VMware Workstation.
Let's go back to our notes and do some post installation tasks.
First, let's check open-vm-tools is installed or not!
Run "dpkg -l | grep open-vm-tools"
As you can see, Open VMware Tools is already installed.
Go to to View and then click Fit guest now.
You can also use file copy between the host and guest operating system.
Let's try to copy a file from host to this virtual machine.