Tutorials/Installation/Run SoaS with VMware Player in Windows

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Use VMware Player in Windows to run SoaS

This is a guide to set up Sugar as a VM on your computer.

Getting Started

  • Download:
VMware Player (vmware_player/5_0 download here)
Sugar Live CD/USB (Sugar on a Stick/Downloads)

VMware Player

Running your VM for the first time

Please install VMware Player (here) first.

Then run VMware Player for the first time.

Vmware menu00.png

Click the "Browse" button to search for the .iso file you downloaded in "Getting Started". Then, click the "Next >" button.

Vmware menu01.png

Select "Other" for both "Guest Operating System" and "Version", and click the "Next >" button.

Vmware menu02.png

You are free to rename Other to something different (I chose Sugar) and click the "Next >" button.

Vmware menu03.png

By default, VMware Player will try to make the disk size of the VM 8 GB. If this seems to be too much for you, lower it and just make sure you have 4 GB or more set for the disk size.

Vmware menu04.png

Click "Customize Hardware", we need to increase the memory.

Vmware menu05.png

Set the memory to 512 MB (more than 512 MB if your computer has memory to spare).

Vmware menu06.png

Click the "Finish" button to complete the setup of your VM.

Vmware menu07.png

Now select your VM (I named mine Sugar earlier), you can now click "Play virtual machine".

Vmware menu08.png

You should now see the following boot screen.

Sugar BootMenu.png

When you hit the "Enter" key on your keyboard or it started automatically, you should briefly see this on your screen.

Sugar boot0.png

The load bar should look like this.

Load bar.gif

After the loading bar reaches the end, you should see this screen below, type your username into the box and click "Next".


Select your color (optional) and click "Done".


If you see the following, then you've successfully entered Sugar in a VM.

Congrats tis.png

Congratulations, if you wish, you may now perform a traditional installation of the Operating System to a disk. You can do that by following the tutorial found here.

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