Installing VMWare Player

Download VMWare bundle at VMWare Player

adila@Adila-UCL:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
adila@Adila-UCL:~$ gksudo bash ~/Desktop/VMware-Player-6.0.3-1895310.i386.bundle
The program 'gksudo' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install gksu
adila@Adila-UCL:~$ sudo apt-get install gksu
adila@Adila-UCL:~$ gksudo bash ~/Desktop/VMware-Player-6.0.3-1895310.i386.bundle

then, the downloaded Instant Contiki (unzip), run Instant_Contiki_Ubuntu_12.04_32-bit.vmx
password: user


Installing Ubuntu on existing Ubuntu

I somehow can’t upgrade my current Ubuntu to the recent one
and I can’t remove the existing Ubuntu through Windows OS due to no administration access (office computer)
also, it doesn’t detect the installation CD (meh!)

Insert CD (if 64 bits doesn’t work, try 32 bits – my computer is 64 bits but it doesn’t detect or even try to run 64 bits Ubuntu – weird)
Press F12 (whichever that goes into BIOS)

It should appear, BOOT from CD-ROM

If not, Press F2 or ESC to get to BOOT and check if BOOT from CD-ROM is supported (or disabled)
Shut down (with the CD already in), when turning on again, press F12
It should work… I hope

you’ll be on LiveCD, and Install! 😉

also, these links are useful:
Install From Linux