A list of LINUX VMware images

VMware is a great technology that completely give you freedom inside an operating system. You can run a complete operating system inside an operating system. There is no limitation and its not very hard to configure. Try out another operating system, test a different platform, preview a new distro. Hopefully this page of VMware images, or "Virtual Appliances" is useful.

Compatibility

These images will work in:

How to use these images

  1. Get the free VMware Player (or VMware Server, ESX 3, or VMware Workstation)
  2. Download the image you want to use (see the list below)
  3. Unzip it
  4. Load the image in VMware

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CentOS 4.6, server install. Long Term Support (until 2012!)

centos-4.6-i386-server.zip, 471M
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md5sum: a23b88a9db64e3dce27b8b11b02c0cc5
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice".
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CentOS 4.7, server install. Long Term Support (until 2012!)

centos-4.7-i386-server.zip, 428M
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md5sum: 81eeeb86168a971aed6092b0c041b467
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice".
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CentOS 4.8, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!)

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: centos-4.8-i386-server.zip, 469M
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md5sum: 25dd0d9838cde9840d862c53fd92cd15

64-bit: centos-4.8-x86_64-server.zip, 471M
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md5sum: 3e8627d0b36b2a37db105606b65848ea

CentOS 5.0, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!)

centos-5.0-i386-server.zip, 400M
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md5sum: 0cbe6c9551d32483e4e84ed0f87f69ee
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice".
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CentOS 5.1, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!)

centos-5.1-i386-server.zip, 909M
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md5sum: b082495b1a01a854c88723967e614cd6
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice".
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CentOS 5.2, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!)

centos-5.2-i386-server.zip, 908M
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md5sum: 4c31ce20e97de313647a809219788a77
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice".
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CentOS 5.3, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!)

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: centos-5.3-i386-server.zip, 963M
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md5sum: aa9972661a1f6e42b4056a38f0a18854

64-bit: centos-5.3-x86_64-server.zip, 1039M
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md5sum: e3253bcd4c47fe8dc5bbdb4442c08971

CentOS 5.4, server install. new! Long Term Support (until 2014!)

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: centos-5.4-i386-server.zip, 965M
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md5sum: 67cae177842ef0533c6ca604cddeec53

64-bit: centos-5.4-x86_64-server.zip, 1038M
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md5sum: d82cbced59652025dc9e51078dd0e39e

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Debian Sarge (Debian 3.1), minimal (netinstall) version.

debian-31r0a-i386-netinst-kernel2.6.zip, 115M
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md5sum: a2f41713f9f7407a9a3e43fb27fd2e24
Notes: root password is set at first boot.
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Note: 2.6 kernel chosen, not the default 2.4 kernel.

Debian Etch (Debian 4.0), minimal (netinstall) version.

debian-40r0-i386-netinst.zip, 299M
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md5sum: 2a1cb887f658701c0b1ff095600ee6f9 (old: 0782efdb31751e6dbbff3d9775064943)
Notes: There are two accounts: "root" and "notroot". Password for both is "thoughtpolice".
Networking not working? rm /etc/udev/rules.d/z25_persistent-net.rules && reboot (fixed in new image).
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Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0), minimal (netinstall) version.

Notes: There are two accounts: "root" and "notroot". Password for both is "thoughtpolice".
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32-bit: debian-500-i386-netinst.zip, 150M
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md5sum: 35a21a670c680f7fd40da0fd8bb5f3b7 old: 0560ec47daead10420ae2c75357cbe08

64-bit: debian-500-amd64-netinst.zip, 147M
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md5sum: 4d6d05196d38bc3eb0b47063918fd067 old: a7146e6df4d5acf35b523c7831ad3b57

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Fedora Core 4 (Stentz), minimal install.

fedora-fc4-i386.zip, 283M
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md5sum: 8e46e5ac5fe813cf83454febed2cfdef
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice". Remember that a standard install means selinux enabled, firewall on.
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Fedora Core 5 (Bordeaux), standard install

fedora-fc5-i386.zip, 977M
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md5sum: 16642a65686a6fb5b283d34e1c359662
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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Fedora Core 6 (Zod), standard install

fedora-fc6-i386.zip, 875M
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md5sum: 4e0037f18d4a43b04df33a920c5f751b
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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Getting Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! after an LVM error? See here.

Fedora 7 (Moonshine), standard install

fedora-7-i386.zip, 972M
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md5sum: 8e94dd615280c8aa82129c325c6c8add
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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Note: Uses the BusLogic SCSI adaptor.
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Fedora 8 (Werewolf), standard install

fedora-8-i386.zip, 1149M
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md5sum: 102fe7c3b01a22a462f718a3fbc81068
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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Note: Uses the BusLogic SCSI adaptor.

Fedora 9 (Sulphur), standard install

fedora-9-i386.zip, 1199M
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md5sum: aad622763be3508a33aa90ea316d49ae
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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Note: Uses the BusLogic SCSI adaptor.

Fedora 10 (Cambridge), standard install

fedora-10-i386.zip, 696M
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md5sum: f417a4e0317cfdc0778bfaa484eda38b
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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Fedora 11 (Leonidas), standard install.

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: fedora-11-i386.zip, 1219M
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md5sum: 5fd954f77a4bd5d752b49438f51630a9

64-bit: fedora-11-x86_64.zip.zip, 1229M
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md5sum: 33396a7b703ed2db8c05e5ca6080a8d6

Fedora 12 (Constantine), standard install. new!

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: fedora-12-i386.zip, 1051M
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md5sum: 4a959a99cbac08a10fd12d445664cbae

64-bit: fedora-12-x86_64.zip.zip, 1121M
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md5sum: a0285962e9c444e7c0ff5a20c2a83037

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FreeBSD 6.0, minimal install.

freebsd-6.0-i386.zip, 129M
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md5sum: 505718f94ae67c4c8db22784b27a91f2
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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FreeBSD 6.1, user install.

freebsd-6.1-i386.zip, 173M
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md5sum: 9a591ab3447e8781a27a4b5151acc121
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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FreeBSD 6.2, user install.

freebsd-6.2-i386.zip, 235M
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md5sum: 5a78b8c7074f9ccd755d43e177e14b39
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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FreeBSD 6.3, user install.

freebsd-6.3-i386.zip, 221M
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md5sum: 5b05a4218799db57eebe6b0dd88f2fa0
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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FreeBSD 6.4, user install.

freebsd-6.4-i386.zip, 224M
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md5sum: d5d99356b840d34c22d44744281f678f
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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Note: SCSI disk (unlike the other 6.x releases)!

FreeBSD 7.0, user install.

freebsd-7.0-i386.zip, 305M
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md5sum: 76edfb287ce8b66c7c404d9488427321
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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FreeBSD 7.2, user install.

Notes: Root password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: freebsd-7.2-i386.zip, 348M
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md5sum: 449dc7ef6ee3770c2a79a69399258fc4

64-bit: freebsd-7.2-amd64.zip, 286M
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md5sum: 1ad9fbe9a885e8fe7fc24036a37a090f

FreeBSD 7.2, user install. new!

Notes: Root password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: freebsd-7.3-i386.zip, 363M
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md5sum: 3a4589fa5a35163850d4a8529bc088fe

64-bit: freebsd-7.3-amd64.zip, 302M
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md5sum: 0d76add0103f4589d0efcb67f770480d

FreeBSD 8.0, standard install.

Notes: Root password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: freebsd-8.0-i386.zip, 125M
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md5sum: 7636347fb546bf66b19bc9267c992bb8

64-bit: freebsd-8.0-amd64.zip, 137M
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md5sum: 5c9487fc19f4112f673915b350979e19

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OpenSUSE 11.2 (Fichte)

Notes: There are two accounts, "root" and "notroot"; the password for both is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: opensuse-11.2-i586.zip, 1104M
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md5sum: 0fcf1df17ecc251cc28b52caa80f1e71

64-bit: opensuse-11.2-x86_64.zip, 1138M
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md5sum: d9d8c3662b1e973e4cc3bbbe89398b06

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Ubuntu Server 6.06.2 LTS (Dapper Drake) Long Term Support (until 2011!)

ubuntu-server-6.06.2-i386.zip, 184M
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md5sum: 63e61c40a51a14f88bd4a6435226a1a5
Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
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Note: if you get stuck at "uncompressing kernel", see Ubuntu forums.

Ubuntu Server 6.10 (Edgy Eft)

ubuntu-server-6.10-i386.zip, 171M
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md5sum: 457ad56694948a110058445fad271b36
Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice" (the README contains the wrong username).
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Note: This image will not run on the Pentium M (or CPUs that do not support PAE) – you will get the error Unknown Interrupt or fault at EIP

Ubuntu Server 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)

ubuntu-server-7.04-i386.zip, 189M
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md5sum: 078020bab05ce5e0555870e4c15b1b60 (old: 208aee98417c6067a0e7d46f1f3a5df3)
Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
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Ubuntu Server 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

ubuntu-server-7.10-i386.zip, 189M
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md5sum: 91f35468f9548e3710269e404d9b2ec9
Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
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Get the messages PANIC: CPU too old for this kernel.? See launchpad.

Ubuntu Server 8.04.1 LTS (Hardy Heron) Long Term Support (until 2013!)

ubuntu-server-8.04.1-i386.zip, 181M
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md5sum: 734f3d9a7da4d431c5c241af258b5cd7
Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
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Ubuntu Server 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)

ubuntu-server-8.10-i386.zip, 190M
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md5sum: 5b4b7383713c4feab285f5ba0aab7fe2
Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
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Ubuntu Server 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)

Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: ubuntu-server-9.04-i386.zip, 226M
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md5sum: f79dc878cb42fb0bfa57409fb88d99f0

64-bit: ubuntu-server-9.04-amd64.zip, 224M
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md5sum: 030fccb55299857ecf945620b8461c45

Ubuntu Server 9.10 (Karmic Koala)

Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: ubuntu-server-9.10-i386.zip, 240M
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md5sum: 42667147822d874ffbacedf14c8539ae

64-bit: ubuntu-server-9.10-amd64.zip, 239M
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md5sum: bc3fd9ec4b80362fd5947d5031268eab

Ubuntu Server 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) new!

Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: ubuntu-server-10.04-i386.zip, 249M
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md5sum: cdc867136029fd1eb09b9254cf8a73e5

64-bit: ubuntu-server-10.04-amd64.zip, 255M
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md5sum: b5bc8a907ae62dac973f59075f5f61ce