Here, you can download an Ubuntu 8.04 (Desktop) VMware Image. This virtual Linux system with all its applications is usable out-of-the-box (e.g. with the free VMware Player). Thus, it is perfect to test drive Ubuntu or as a secondary operating system running within Windows. The image already comes with the current VMware Tools, Java 6, and Eclipse 3.3 Europa.
User name: jars
Root password: there is none in Ubuntu! Please Use sudo instead.
RAM: 512 MB RAM
Screen size: 1024×768
Language and keyboard: English
Partition size: 20 GB (dynamic)
Download Ubuntu 8.04 VMware Torrent (recommended)
Other downloads have been removed as they are not supported any longer. Sorry!
(708 MB, uncompressed 2.9 GB)
Please check the checksums after downloading. If they do not match, it is likely that the downloaded archive can be repaired (see FAQ).
The image is provided “as is” without any kind of warranty.
Is there a “root” account? For security reasons, the root account is disabled in Ubuntu, and you do not need it. Instead use the command
The downloaded RAR archive seems corrupt (CRC error) – must it be download again? No, the RAR archive has a recovery record and can often be repaired. In WinRAR, choose “Tools -> Repair Archive” from its menu or press Alt+R. After repairing, the checksums should match the values listed before.
If you have trouble downloading, you may try the backup server.