Linux VMWare Image Download


Introduction

VMware lets you run another computer in your computer. Try out another operating system, test a different platform, preview a new distro. Hopefully this page of VMware images, or “Virtual Appliances” is useful.

Compatibility

These images will work in:

How to use these images

  1. Get the free VMware Player (or VMware Server, ESX 3, or VMware Workstation)
  2. Download the image you want to use (see the list below)
  3. Unzip it
  4. Load the image in VMware

How these images were created

All of these VMware images are straight installs of the distribution, with all the default options chosen. This means you will be using and American English with an American keyboard. No tinkering was done – this means that no security updates have been applied – so be careful! See the 1 minute HOWTO guide for instructions on changing the language and keyboard, and on applying security updates.
There is also a step-by-step walkthrough on how to create your own VMware image using VMware Workstation.

Download the images

The torrent downloads here are much, much faster than your net connection. If you want the image quickly, definitely use the torrent.

  1. Get a BitTorrent downloader, like uTorrent (free!)
  2. Click one of the fast torrent download! links below
  3. There will be a short pause before, and then your high speed download will begin
CentOS logo

CentOS 4.6, server install. Long Term Support (until 2012!) permalink

centos-4.6-i386-server.zip, 471M
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md5sum: a23b88a9db64e3dce27b8b11b02c0cc5
Notes: root password is “thoughtpolice”.
Quick start HOWTO: CentOS 4 in 1 minute

CentOS 4.7, server install. Long Term Support (until 2012!) permalink

centos-4.7-i386-server.zip, 428M
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md5sum: 81eeeb86168a971aed6092b0c041b467
Notes: root password is “thoughtpolice”.
Quick start HOWTO: CentOS 4 in 1 minute

CentOS 4.8, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!) permalink

Notes: Login as user “root”, password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: CentOS 4 in 1 minute

32-bit: centos-4.8-i386-server.zip, 469M
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md5sum: 25dd0d9838cde9840d862c53fd92cd15

64-bit: centos-4.8-x86_64-server.zip, 471M
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md5sum: 3e8627d0b36b2a37db105606b65848ea

CentOS 5.0, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!) permalink

centos-5.0-i386-server.zip, 400M
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md5sum: 0cbe6c9551d32483e4e84ed0f87f69ee
Notes: root password is “thoughtpolice”.
Quick start HOWTO: CentOS 5 in 1 minute
Install VMware Tools

CentOS 5.1, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!) permalink

centos-5.1-i386-server.zip, 909M
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md5sum: b082495b1a01a854c88723967e614cd6
Notes: root password is “thoughtpolice”.
Quick start HOWTO: CentOS 5 in 1 minute
Install VMware Tools

CentOS 5.2, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!) permalink

centos-5.2-i386-server.zip, 908M
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md5sum: 4c31ce20e97de313647a809219788a77
Notes: root password is “thoughtpolice”.
Quick start HOWTO: CentOS 5 in 1 minute
Install VMware Tools

CentOS 5.3, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!) permalink

Notes: Login as user “root”, password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: CentOS 5 in 1 minute

32-bit: centos-5.3-i386-server.zip, 963M
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md5sum: aa9972661a1f6e42b4056a38f0a18854

64-bit: centos-5.3-x86_64-server.zip, 1039M
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md5sum: e3253bcd4c47fe8dc5bbdb4442c08971

CentOS 5.4, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!) permalink

Notes: Login as user “root”, password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: CentOS 5 in 1 minute

32-bit: centos-5.4-i386-server.zip, 965M
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md5sum: 67cae177842ef0533c6ca604cddeec53

64-bit: centos-5.4-x86_64-server.zip, 1038M
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md5sum: d82cbced59652025dc9e51078dd0e39e

CentOS 5.5, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!) permalink

Notes: Login as user “root”, password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: CentOS 5 in 1 minute
Note: this image does not include the Desktop group (the earlier CentOS 5.x images erroneously do). If you need it, run yum groupinstall @Desktop.

32-bit: centos-5.5-i386-server.zip, 442M
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md5sum: 88d83680c1388e6e5c15ca855e934bc0

64-bit: centos-5.5-x86_64-server.zip, 478M
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md5sum: be094e47afbb819a9918f4e5340e4f04

Debian logo

Debian Sarge (Debian 3.1), minimal (netinstall) version. permalink

debian-31r0a-i386-netinst-kernel2.6.zip, 115M
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md5sum: a2f41713f9f7407a9a3e43fb27fd2e24
Notes: root password is set at first boot.
Quick start HOWTO: Debian 3.1 (Sarge) in 1 minute
Install VMware Tools
Note: 2.6 kernel chosen, not the default 2.4 kernel.

Debian Etch (Debian 4.0), minimal (netinstall) version. permalink

debian-40r0-i386-netinst.zip, 299M
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md5sum: 2a1cb887f658701c0b1ff095600ee6f9 (old: 0782efdb31751e6dbbff3d9775064943)
Notes: There are two accounts: “root” and “notroot”. Password for both is “thoughtpolice”.
Networking not working? rm /etc/udev/rules.d/z25_persistent-net.rules && reboot (fixed in new image).
Quick start HOWTO: Debian 4.0 (Etch) in 1 minute
Install VMware Tools

Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0), minimal (netinstall) version. permalink

Notes: There are two accounts: “root” and “notroot”. Password for both is “thoughtpolice”.
Quick start HOWTO: soon! For now… Debian 4.0 (Etch) in 1 minute

32-bit: debian-500-i386-netinst.zip, 150M
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md5sum: 35a21a670c680f7fd40da0fd8bb5f3b7 old: 0560ec47daead10420ae2c75357cbe08

64-bit: debian-500-amd64-netinst.zip, 147M
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md5sum: 4d6d05196d38bc3eb0b47063918fd067 old: a7146e6df4d5acf35b523c7831ad3b57

Fedora logo

Fedora Core 4 (Stentz), minimal install. permalink

fedora-fc4-i386.zip, 283M
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md5sum: 8e46e5ac5fe813cf83454febed2cfdef
Notes: root password is “thoughtpolice”. Remember that a standard install means selinux enabled, firewall on.
Quick start HOWTO: Fedora Core 4 in 1 minute

Fedora Core 5 (Bordeaux), standard install permalink

fedora-fc5-i386.zip, 977M
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md5sum: 16642a65686a6fb5b283d34e1c359662
Notes: root password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: Fedora Core 5 in 1 minute
Install VMware Tools

Fedora Core 6 (Zod), standard install permalink

fedora-fc6-i386.zip, 875M
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md5sum: 4e0037f18d4a43b04df33a920c5f751b
Notes: root password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: Fedora Core 6 in 1 minute
Install VMware Tools
Getting Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! after an LVM error? See here.

Fedora 7 (Moonshine), standard install permalink

fedora-7-i386.zip, 972M
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md5sum: 8e94dd615280c8aa82129c325c6c8add
Notes: root password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: Fedora 7 in 1 minute
Install VMware Tools
Note: Uses the BusLogic SCSI adaptor.
Getting Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! after an LVM error? See here.

Fedora 8 (Werewolf), standard install permalink

fedora-8-i386.zip, 1149M
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md5sum: 102fe7c3b01a22a462f718a3fbc81068
Notes: root password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: Fedora 8 in 1 minute
Install VMware Tools – soon!
Note: Uses the BusLogic SCSI adaptor.

Fedora 9 (Sulphur), standard install permalink

fedora-9-i386.zip, 1199M
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md5sum: aad622763be3508a33aa90ea316d49ae
Notes: root password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: Fedora 9 in 1 minute
Install VMware Tools
Note: Uses the BusLogic SCSI adaptor.

Fedora 10 (Cambridge), standard install permalink

fedora-10-i386.zip, 696M
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md5sum: f417a4e0317cfdc0778bfaa484eda38b
Notes: root password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: soon, for now see Fedora 9 in 1 minute

Fedora 11 (Leonidas), standard install. permalink

Notes: Login as user “root”, password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: Fedora 11 1 minute

32-bit: fedora-11-i386.zip, 1219M
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md5sum: 5fd954f77a4bd5d752b49438f51630a9

64-bit: fedora-11-x86_64.zip.zip, 1229M
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md5sum: 33396a7b703ed2db8c05e5ca6080a8d6

Fedora 12 (Constantine), standard install. permalink

Notes: Login as user “root”, password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: Fedora 12 1 minute

32-bit: fedora-12-i386.zip, 1051M
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md5sum: 4a959a99cbac08a10fd12d445664cbae

64-bit: fedora-12-x86_64.zip.zip, 1121M
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md5sum: a0285962e9c444e7c0ff5a20c2a83037

Fedora 13 (Goddard), standard install. permalink

Notes: Login as user “root”, password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: Fedora 13 1 minute

32-bit: fedora-13-i686.zip, 710M
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md5sum: 4164318be15c0090054b0bea05640ae9

64-bit: fedora-13-x86_64.zip.zip, 716M
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md5sum: 0c26e8397a7f47c6f1b0aa5836b51333

Fedora 14 (Laughlin), standard install. new! permalink

Notes: Login as user “root”, password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: Fedora 14 1 minute

32-bit: fedora-14-i686.zip, 687M
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md5sum: 48e2f08d6f35ff548657b72c83fbea70

64-bit: fedora-14-x86_64.zip.zip, 686M
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md5sum: befa1167796673b763f77e2d3f01bc93

FreeBSD logo

FreeBSD 6.0, minimal install. permalink

freebsd-6.0-i386.zip, 129M
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md5sum: 505718f94ae67c4c8db22784b27a91f2
Notes: root password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: FreeBSD 6.0 in 1 minute

FreeBSD 6.1, user install. permalink

freebsd-6.1-i386.zip, 173M
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md5sum: 9a591ab3447e8781a27a4b5151acc121
Notes: root password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: FreeBSD 6.1 in 1 minute
Install VMware Tools

FreeBSD 6.2, user install. permalink

freebsd-6.2-i386.zip, 235M
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md5sum: 5a78b8c7074f9ccd755d43e177e14b39
Notes: root password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: FreeBSD 6.2 in 1 minute

FreeBSD 6.3, user install. permalink

freebsd-6.3-i386.zip, 221M
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md5sum: 5b05a4218799db57eebe6b0dd88f2fa0
Notes: root password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: FreeBSD 6.3 in 1 minute

FreeBSD 6.4, user install. permalink

freebsd-6.4-i386.zip, 224M
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md5sum: d5d99356b840d34c22d44744281f678f
Notes: root password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: FreeBSD 6.4 in 1 minute
Install VMware Tools
Note: SCSI disk (unlike the other 6.x releases)!

FreeBSD 7.0, user install. permalink

freebsd-7.0-i386.zip, 305M
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md5sum: 76edfb287ce8b66c7c404d9488427321
Notes: root password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: FreeBSD 7.0 in 1 minute

FreeBSD 7.2, user install. permalink

Notes: Root password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: soon! For now see FreeBSD 7.0 in 1 minute

32-bit: freebsd-7.2-i386.zip, 348M
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md5sum: 449dc7ef6ee3770c2a79a69399258fc4

64-bit: freebsd-7.2-amd64.zip, 286M
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md5sum: 1ad9fbe9a885e8fe7fc24036a37a090f

FreeBSD 7.3, user install. permalink

Notes: Root password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: soon! For now see FreeBSD 7.0 in 1 minute

32-bit: freebsd-7.3-i386.zip, 363M
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md5sum: 3a4589fa5a35163850d4a8529bc088fe

64-bit: freebsd-7.3-amd64.zip, 302M
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md5sum: 0d76add0103f4589d0efcb67f770480d

FreeBSD 8.0, standard install. permalink

Notes: Root password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: soon! For now see FreeBSD 7.0 in 1 minute

32-bit: freebsd-8.0-i386.zip, 125M
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md5sum: 7636347fb546bf66b19bc9267c992bb8

64-bit: freebsd-8.0-amd64.zip, 137M
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md5sum: 5c9487fc19f4112f673915b350979e19

FreeBSD 8.1, standard install. permalink

Notes: Root password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: soon! For now see FreeBSD 7.0 in 1 minute

32-bit: freebsd-8.1-i386.zip, 180M
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md5sum: 977f93feb55c09184b5e7dc02c70f1b6

64-bit: freebsd-8.1-amd64.zip, 194M
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md5sum: 684a435c82230b8d7d165573006fa920

OpenSUSE logo

OpenSUSE 11.2 (Fichte) permalink

Notes: There are two accounts, “root” and “notroot”; the password for both is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: soon!

32-bit: opensuse-11.2-i586.zip, 1104M
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md5sum: 0fcf1df17ecc251cc28b52caa80f1e71

64-bit: opensuse-11.2-x86_64.zip, 1138M
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md5sum: d9d8c3662b1e973e4cc3bbbe89398b06

Ubuntu logo

Ubuntu Server 6.06.2 LTS (Dapper Drake) Long Term Support (until 2011!) permalink

ubuntu-server-6.06.2-i386.zip, 184M
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md5sum: 63e61c40a51a14f88bd4a6435226a1a5
Notes: There is no root account. Login as user “notroot”, password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: Ubuntu 6.06 in 1 minute
Install VMware Tools
Note: if you get stuck at “uncompressing kernel”, see Ubuntu forums.

Ubuntu Server 6.10 (Edgy Eft) permalink

ubuntu-server-6.10-i386.zip, 171M
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md5sum: 457ad56694948a110058445fad271b36
Notes: There is no root account. Login as user “notroot”, password is “thoughtpolice” (the README contains the wrong username).
Quick start HOWTO: Ubuntu 6.10 in 1 minute
Install VMware Tools
Note: This image will not run on the Pentium M (or CPUs that do not support PAE) – you will get the error Unknown Interrupt or fault at EIP

Ubuntu Server 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) permalink

ubuntu-server-7.04-i386.zip, 189M
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md5sum: 078020bab05ce5e0555870e4c15b1b60 (old: 208aee98417c6067a0e7d46f1f3a5df3)
Notes: There is no root account. Login as user “notroot”, password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: Ubuntu 7.04 in 1 minute

Ubuntu Server 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) permalink

ubuntu-server-7.10-i386.zip, 189M
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md5sum: 91f35468f9548e3710269e404d9b2ec9
Notes: There is no root account. Login as user “notroot”, password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: Ubuntu 7.10 in 1 minute
Get the messages PANIC: CPU too old for this kernel.? See launchpad.

Ubuntu Server 8.04.1 LTS (Hardy Heron) Long Term Support (until 2013!) permalink

ubuntu-server-8.04.1-i386.zip, 181M
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md5sum: 734f3d9a7da4d431c5c241af258b5cd7
Notes: There is no root account. Login as user “notroot”, password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: Ubuntu 8.04 in 1 minute

Ubuntu Server 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) permalink

ubuntu-server-8.10-i386.zip, 190M
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md5sum: 5b4b7383713c4feab285f5ba0aab7fe2
Notes: There is no root account. Login as user “notroot”, password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: See Ubuntu 8.10 in 1 minute
Install VMware Tools

Ubuntu Server 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) permalink

Notes: There is no root account. Login as user “notroot”, password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: soon! For now see Ubuntu 8.04 in 1 minute

32-bit: ubuntu-server-9.04-i386.zip, 226M
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md5sum: f79dc878cb42fb0bfa57409fb88d99f0

64-bit: ubuntu-server-9.04-amd64.zip, 224M
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md5sum: 030fccb55299857ecf945620b8461c45

Ubuntu Server 9.10 (Karmic Koala) permalink

Notes: There is no root account. Login as user “notroot”, password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: soon! For now see Ubuntu 8.04 in 1 minute

32-bit: ubuntu-server-9.10-i386.zip, 240M
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md5sum: 42667147822d874ffbacedf14c8539ae

64-bit: ubuntu-server-9.10-amd64.zip, 239M
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md5sum: bc3fd9ec4b80362fd5947d5031268eab

Ubuntu Server 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) permalink

Notes: There is no root account. Login as user “notroot”, password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: soon! For now see Ubuntu 8.04 in 1 minute

32-bit: ubuntu-server-10.04-i386.zip, 249M
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md5sum: cdc867136029fd1eb09b9254cf8a73e5

64-bit: ubuntu-server-10.04-amd64.zip, 255M
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md5sum: b5bc8a907ae62dac973f59075f5f61ce

Ubuntu Server 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) new! permalink

Notes: There is no root account. Login as user “notroot”, password is “thoughtpolice”
Quick start HOWTO: Ubuntu 10.10 in 1 minute

32-bit: ubuntu-server-10.10-i386.zip, 236M
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md5sum: 86979335605cb4448135ba455dfeb960

64-bit: ubuntu-server-10.10-amd64.zip, 243M
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md5sum: cbf477aecf876b0b98258122df24677e

Looking for (more) test releases? See Archived releases, below.

from: http://www.thoughtpolice.co.uk/vmware/

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