An Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) VMware Image is available here for download. 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
Password: jars
Root password: there is none in Ubuntu! Please Use sudo instead.

VM settings:
Screen size: 1024×768
Language and keyboard: English
Partition size: 12 GB (dynamic)

Download Ubuntu 7.10 VMware Torrent (recommended)
Download Ubuntu 7.10 VMware (no resumes, no download managers)
Download Ubuntu 7.10 VMware (no resumes, no download managers)
(657 MB, uncompressed 2.6 GB)

Please check the checksums after downloading. If they do not match, it is likely that the downloaded archive can be repaired (see FAQ).

MD5: DDBB82A2F07278CE5379B62E405C486B
SHA1: 00386744EDE928CEBABB003F12A6A5BCB0C56858

The RAR archive can be unpacked with WinRAR for example. For running the VM a VMware product is required, e.g. the free VMware Player.

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 sudo.

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.

107 Responses to “Ubuntu 7.10 VMware Image Download (English)”
  1. Shawn says:

    There is a root account in ubuntu to find out / change the root password type: # sudo passwd root.
    Don’t foreget the password for sudo (jars).

  2. Chuck says:

    I installed the program, but I cannot get to the internet. I have a cable modem that is always on and works fine in Windows XP. I have the network connection in Ubuntu set to DHCP. What other settings do I need to make to get an internet connection? Thank you very much for your help.

  3. Jeff says:

    Install this, then let the UBUNTU update system upgrade to 8.04 LTS, that also works, easier than starting from scratch.

  4. Moe says:

    I had an issue with my Ubuntu 7.10 image where I shut down the player not using the conventional shutdown but just xing out of the player. The next time I fired up the image I did not have any mouse support in my image when I pressed control + g to use my mouse with the image. The fix is to VMWare Player > Troubleshoot > Power Off and Exit. After you do this fire up the image again and you should have mouse support once more.

  5. Ingemar says:

    Running the Ubuntu VMware img. on a Dell Laptop (WinXP) and everything works nice so far.
    Only got a problem with the screen resolution ,,,the Ubuntu desktop are running (as it looks) in a small window.
    Tried to change the resolution inside Ubuntu but nothing happens.
    Original settings in my XP screen resolution setup is 1280 – 1024 pixels // Graf.card Nvidia Quadro FX 770M.
    Anyone that knows what to do??
    By the way thanks to the crew that’s done this img.

  6. Anda says:

    When I write a programme I can’t use the symbol” \ ” (backslash) what to do?

    and can you give me some solutions for the internet not working?

  7. Maria says:

    Thank you for this!!