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How to Install Enso OS on VMware Workstation

In this article, we will go over how to install Enso OS on VMware Workstation. You can run the Enso OS from the USB flash drive to demo it before installing (please note that once restarted all data is cleaned) or from a virtual environment such as VMware.

The Enso operating system is a green Linux OS that is relatively new on the scene. Its mission is to provide a modern, useful, and lightweight Linux-based OS that is easy to use and can install on even the oldest hardware.

Create Enso OS Virtual Machine

Select the file and then click on New Virtual Machine.

Create new virtual machine

Typical settings click next.

Welcome to new virtual machine

Select the browse button.

Guest operating system installation

Click on Enso OS ISO file and then click open.

Browse for ISO image Enso OS

Click next.

Guest operating system installation

Choose the operating system and then click next.

Select a guest operating system

Specify name, location, and then click Next.

Name the virtual machine

Specify disk capacity and then click next.

Specify disk capacity VM

Review the settings and then click next.

Ready to create virtual machine

Power on this virtual machine.

Power on this virtual machine

Install Enso OS on VMWare

Welcome to the Enso OS installation wizard, click the Install Enso button. Choosing this option will take you to the next page.

Welcome to install Enso OS

Enso OS Keyboard layout window, look through the list of available keyboards layout and select the one that suits your wish the best and then click on the Continue button.

Install Enso OS keyboard layout

Updates and other software setups, choose Download updates while installing Enso.
Install third-party software … and then select Continue.

Enso OS updates and other software

In the installation type, click on the Install Now button.

Enso OS install now

Write the changes to disks, click on the Continue button.

Write the change to disk Enso OS

Identify your location and then click continue.

Install Enso OS where are you

In the Where are your page in the Enso OS installer?
Type your full name
Your computer name
Enter username and password. Once down just click Continue.

Install Enso OS who are you

Downloading Endo packages

Install Enso OS downloading packages


Install Enso OS unpacking Linux modules

Once the process is complete, you will see a pop up that your installation is complete.
Select Restart Now to restart into your new Enso OS setup.

Install Enso OS installation complete

Remove Enso OS installation media

Remove the installation media Enso

Go to virtual machine settings and then untick device status.

Virtual machine settings

Type Enso OS username and then hit enter.

Enso OS login screen

Enso OS updates

Enso OS desktop

Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 20 years of experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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