I run RadioDJ in a virtual environment using VMware player and I’ve been running it successfully this way for quite some time now using Windows 10 as the guest host.
So if there are any Ubuntu Studio users out there who would like to be able to run Windows in a Virtual host then this is how you install it on Ubuntu 19.10
Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user in terminal with sudo privileges.
For proper installation and operation of VMware Workstation Player, your system should meet the following requirements:
2GB RAM minimum/4GB RAM or more recommended.
I run VMware with 2.6GB of RAM on a box that has 16GB installed and everything seems to be working as expected so far.
Perform the following steps to install VMware Workstation Player on Ubuntu
1) Install Required Packages
Open your terminal either by using the Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by clicking on the terminal icon and install the build dependencies by typing:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install build-essential linux-headers-generic
2) Download VMware Workstation Player
To download the latest version of VMware Workstation Player you can download the latest installation bundle by running the following command in terminal.
wget --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0" https://www.vmware.com/go/getplayer-linux
3) Once the download is completed make the installation file executable using the following chmod command:
chmod +x getplayer-linux
4) Install VMware Workstation Player
The installation is pretty straightforward if you do it via terminal, just follow the on-screen instructions.
Start the Installation wizard by typing:
5) Configure VMware Player
VMware should now be installed and ready for you to configure.
Go to System from the activities/applications menu and find VMware Player in the system menu
Click to open: You’ll see this screen.
Work you way through the options to set it up and VMware will be ready in no time.
6) Start Installing your flavour of Windows.
You can find out how to install Windows 10 from an .iso image HERE
To learn more about VMware Workstation Player visit their official Help Centre.
Once you have Windows installed and configured you can configure the music drives and install RadioDJ and you’ll be good to go. Its really not difficult to run RadioDJ in a virtual machine.
Hope you found this tutorial helpful.
Last updated on: 27th February 2020
at 16:41 PM Europe/London