Sunday, July 02, 2006

Ubuntu 6.06 (i386) Virtual Machine - Standard

About Ubuntu:
Ubuntu offers you a complete Linux-based operating system, including all the major applications you need to play and work. With a strong focus on a desktop that Just Works, Ubuntu is a great choice for home or the office. The base system and all included software is free, and support is available from the community or by professional support providers.

Memory: 320 MB by default
Standard installation + Midnight Commander
Installed VMware Tools
User: ubuntu
Password: ubuntu
Root Password: ubuntu
Kernel: 2.6.15-25-386

It's available as a torrent
(1001 MB). To download, you will need a BitTorrent client.


  • Lots of people trying to get latest Ubuntu VM, but only a few hours after issued here, there are no seeders! Please, someone?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:33 PM  

  • Sorry, my network connection went down...

    By Blogger Zsolti, at 11:58 PM  

  • now after installing it myself... and getting thru all the following to install the vmware tools... I could increase the screen rez from 1024x768.

    So after you install Ubuntu 6.06 in a VMWare session, do the following:

    1. Alt-F2 (xterm)
    2. Get a root shell: sudo bash
    3. Update your list package list: apt-get update
    4. Upgrade your components: apt-get upgrade

    Note: Repeat the previous step as many times as you need to get all the available updates installed.

    5. If necessary, do a dist-upgrade: apt-get dist-upgrade
    6. Once you have have done all the core updates you can, edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file and uncomment all the application repositories you want to include in your updates. I usually uncomment them all, but that is your call.
    7. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all patches have been applied. Once this is done, you are ready to install the packages VMWare will need.
    8. Install build tools: apt-get install build-essential
    9. Get version of your kernel: uname -r. You will use the output from this step in the next step.
    10. Install the linux headers for your kernel. Issue: apt-get install linux-headers-{output of prev step here}. This will install the linux headers VMWare needs to compile their tools.

    apt-get build-essential
    apt-get linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    cd /tmp
    mount /cdrom
    tar xvfz /cdrom/VMwareTools-1.0.0-27828.tar.gz
    cd vmware-tools-distrib

    Accept defaults for all questions and hey-presto it installs

    you have to restart X by logging out or rebooting the system to get everything working.

    So I downloaded this vm - expecting that I'd done something wrong - but still stuck on 1024x768.... what's the deal?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:39 PM  

  • 3 days since i started downloading this apliance and it is not done yet. For every mb there is about 20mb downloaded and discarded. For the last 7hours it stands at 99.7% complete and the avarage download speed is more than 150kb/s.
    Blaming no one but frustrating. Why is that?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:06 AM  

  • I downloaded it today in about one hour.

    I thought the WmWare Tools was already installed but it doesn't look like that. Are they?

    By Anonymous Anders, at 5:15 AM  

  • The Vmware Tools are installed, but before publishing this virtual appliance I updated the offered packages, which broke the Vmware tools (I guest that there was a kernel update). That's why it seem that there is no vmware tools installed. Just run the vmware-config-tools as superuser (you will need gcc, make, binutils, linux-headers and linux-src) to fix the problem.

    But I will provide a new Ubuntu virtual machine soon!

    I don't know how to enable bigger screen resolutions. Any idea?

    By Blogger Zsolti, at 12:41 AM  

  • Then I just wait for the updated Ubuntu virtual machine.

    Any ides about the timeframe?

    By Anonymous Anders, at 1:03 AM  

  • Hello,

    is there a way to download this via http?


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:03 AM  

  • It would be good to have an own domain where I could distribute the virtual appliances. Some donation could solve this problem ($60 would be enough for starting a one year period).

    By Blogger Zsolti, at 11:10 AM  

  • Anonymous said: "So I downloaded this vm - expecting that I'd done something wrong - but still stuck on 1024x768.... what's the deal?"

    The resolution is controlled by /etc/X11/xorg.conf . See "man xorg.conf" for information about changing it. Or, use "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg"; towards the end you'll be asked to choose which resolutions to allow. I added a bunch, just in case I ever need them. It defaults to the biggest, but then you can change it from within Ubuntu using the Screen Resolution Preferences.

    Be sure to make a backup copy of xorg.conf before messing with it.

    Thanks for this Ubuntu 6.06 image - Ubuntu is what I use at home, and now I can use it at work too, alongside the Windows programs that I have to use.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:41 AM  

  • I'm struggling to get a bridged network connection — it just gives me an IPv6 net address that goes nowhere. What do I have to do to the vmx file, or the network connections in Windows to get it working? I can use a NAT connection, but could do with bridged.

    Other than that, very good, stable, VM.


    By Anonymous Mike, at 1:53 AM  

  • getting an invalid response from the tracker in azureus.
    it is also the case in the -26 kernel appliance.
    any ideas?

    By Anonymous Jeduan, at 1:32 PM  

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