Configuring Windows Machine for Linux Users

 

It’s quite important for the user to understand how they can properly configure their typical Windows PC for Linux use without any conflict between the two operating systems. Here, simple and reliable steps can be learned to carry out the task. However, it is advisable to follow the steps carefully so as to avoid fatal errors during the procedure.


Using Linux on Windows machine requires some configuration for compatibility purpose. The following steps should be followed in the task:
Downloading and installing the VMware player is the first thing. You can do this by visiting the software’s official website, click on the download prompt; click the save button to save the Linux program. If you are not prompted, the file might automatically save by itself to the download folder.
After the download, open the setup.exe file, when welcomed by the VMware player, just strike the next button. Follow the displayed instructions to complete VMware player installation. When you are done, you would be prompted; then, restart your computer immediately. After its rebooting, you would see the icon of the VMware player on your desktop screen.


Today, you can find various Linux programs such as Fedora, Ubuntu, Damn Small Linux, and Suse. They are available on the Internet - you can choose any of the above listed and download from its official website or any other safe site that has it and save it to your computer.
After this process, run the installation wizard by opening the saved setup.exe file. Follow the prompts until you are done with it. Then, you have to restart your system again, and after which you would see a Linux icon on the computer desktop. You also need to download an OS.zip file from the website of Wolphination. Just go to the search box on the right top corner and type in ‘OS.zip’ and strike the enter bottom on your keyboard. Click on the OS.zip link and save when prompted. Be sure you download from a trusted website.


This file establishes communication between itself and the Linux program downloaded. Extract the OS.zip file from where it was saved to another file in the local disk drive. After this, close down all the windows. You can now open VMware file (OS.vmx). Right click on its icon, select ‘open’ and them point to ‘Notepad’. The file will be opened in a notepad; find the line ‘ide1:O.fileName “C:Your file’. You have to change your last path from the local disk drive C:\ to the Linux program version. Depending on the Linux version you downloaded, it will change to something like ‘C: OSFC----. Save the changes and close it.


Fire up Linux by re-opening the OS.vmx file. You will need to be patient as it tends to delay depending on the RAM of your PC you can now enjoy Linux as you can customize it as you wish. You can create a shortcut icon on your desktop in case it’s not automatically created. To this, right click on the file and click create shortcut for your desktop.