VMware Fusion

Note: AstLinux 1.2.5 or later is required

Note: AstLinux 1.3.0 or later is recommended

VM Host Specifications: VMware Fusion

AstLinux Board Type:

  • “genx86_64” (VGA video console)
  • “genx86_64-vm” (VGA video console, including VMware Tools w/AstLinux 1.3.0 and later)

VM Guest Recommended Options:

  • Memory: 512 to 1024 MB
  • CPU: 2 Processor Cores
  • Virtual Storage: 4 to 8 GB, SCSI Controller
  • Network: Bridged Interface

Configuration:

Create a new Virtual Machine…

Start

“Install from disk or image” click “Continue”…

Select the downloaded “astlinux-NNN-genx86_64.iso” ISO file:

Choose Image

Show Image

Click “Continue”…

Select a Linux 3.x, 64-bit OS:

Choose OS

Click “Continue”…

The basic VM is finished, but we need to specify a few more configuration options.

Finish

Click “Customize Settings”, you will be prompted to save the VM .vmwarevm file, then make some changes…

Select 2 Processor Cores, 512 to 1024 MB Memory:

Processors

Specify the Hard Disk size, the default is 8 GB, 4 GB should also work well for AstLinux. Use a SCSI Controller.

Hard Disk

Select a bridged network, (your host may not have multiple interfaces as shown):

Network

Next, Install AstLinux, “Start Up” the VM, after a few seconds you should see the AstLinux Installer:

Install AstLinux

Select the “Install” installer menu, follow the dialogs to install an AstLinux image to your virtual disk.
When finished select the “Shutdown” installer menu.

After shutdown, select the “Startup Disk” as “Hard Disk (SCSI)”:

Startup Disk

Then “Start Up” the VM again:

AstLinux

Finally, configure AstLinux using the normal setup.

Tip → Note the “IPv4 Address:” on the screen and access the VM with SSH or an HTTPS browser on the same network.