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!
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.