How do I get Ubuntu terminal prompt in Windows 7 with VMware Player

Ben Hartmann mail.benhartmann at
Thu Nov 15 12:34:54 UTC 2012

On 11/15/2012 01:32 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 14 November 2012 23:00, R J <rj201244 at> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I installed VMware Player on my Windows 7 PC. Now I downloaded ubuntu
>> (ubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.iso) software from
>> . I installed ubuntu via the
>> instruction at
>> .
>> It is version Ubuntu 12.04 (I switched from 12.10 to 12.04). Now I have the
>> ubuntu installed and it shows up in the left corner when I double-click on
>> VMWare Player icon.
>> How do I get the UNIX like prompt in ubuntu here? I tried all icons but I
>> find no ways. The documentation in the above link shows there are
>> "Applications" ->"Accessories"->"Terminal" menus that takes it to the UNIX
>> like terminal. But I do not see such options.
>> I have uploaded the screenshots at . I removed Ubuntu 12.10
>> and installed the previous version 12.04 (ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-i386.iso)
>> and ended up with the identical screens. Could you suggest how I get to the
>> terminal? Thanks a lot.
> Single-left-click the Dash button - the top one on the launcher/dock
> thing at left, with the Ubuntu logo on it - and type "term" and click
> the Terminal icon below the text-entry box.
> Or, press the Windows key, type "term" in the box and click the icon.
> Or, press Ctrl-Alt-t.
> Or, press Alt-f2, enter "xterm" and hit Return.*
> Also see:
> *"xterm" is not the default terminal app but I can't remember the name
> and it should work.
The default terminal in ubuntu is gnome-terminal...

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