In order to install the Linux distribution on VMware, you must first create a virtual machine. If you haven’t created it yet, check out our article: How to create a virtual machine on VMware Workstation
Step 1: Start the installer
Depending on the Linux distribution you chose, the boot screen you will see is going to be different. Shown belove is the EndeavourOS example.
If the distribution you chose has a desktop environment, this is where you can begin the process of installing the system.
Step 2: Configure the installation
Select your preferences like localization, partitioning, and other details accordingly.
Step 3: Create your user and name the VM device
Here you will create your user account and name your virtual computer. Enter the naming details for your virtual machine, click “Next” and wait for the installation to complete.
Step 4: Restart the VM
After the installation process, VM must be restarted to start running on your virtual storage, instead of the installation media.
Step 5: Enjoy!
Enjoy your freshly created virtual environment. If you run into any issues with performance, you might want to go back to the “Customize Hardware” step to provide additional memory and CPU cores. You can change the settings best for your physical system.
Also, you may be interested in: How to connect VMware Workstation to the local network