[ros-users] ROS installation using VMWare

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 01:04:43 UTC 2011

On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Maneesh Singh <singh.maneesh at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am new to robotics and want to start experimenting with ROS. I wanted to
> find out if there are any issues with installing and using ROS on a VMWare
> Ubuntu image on a PC with Windows XP.

Some of our students tried that in the past. The basic ROS commands
worked, but rviz did not run well in a virtual machine. We've been
advising them to install Ubuntu in a separate partition and dual boot.

If that has changed, I'd like to know about it.

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