Ubuntu installation under VMware and clock date errors

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Wed Mar 26 08:23:54 UTC 2008


Mark Brown` wrote:
> 1) Where does one find a step by step for installation of Ubuntu onto
> a Windows XP PC running VMware host ?

Google is your friend!

> 2) Which Ubuntu download .iso would be used to install the VMware client ?

Depends what you want to run in the client. I've usually used the 32-bit
desktop .iso.

> 3) What could cause the clock of the Ubuntu client to be in error
> every day and have to be set manually with the  linux  date  command
> every day, running and Windows XP VMware host ?

You need to install the VMware tools in the client system once you have
it up and running. This can be set to synchronise the client clock with
the host. It also helps with mouse movements and graphics drivers.


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