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I installed VMware Player on my Windows 7 PC. Now I downloaded ubuntu (ubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.iso) software from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop .

I installed ubuntu via the instruction at http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/11287/how-to-run-ubuntu-in-windows-7-with-vmware-player/ .

It is version Ubuntu 12.10. Now I have the ubuntu installed and it shows up in the left corner when I double-click on VMWare Player icon.

How do I get the UNIX like prompt in ubuntu here? I tried all icons but I find no ways. The documentation in the above link shows there are "Applications" ->"Accessories"->"Terminal" menus that takes it to the UNIX like terminal. But I do not see such options.

I anticipated something was wrong and I reinstalled ubuntu and that gives the 2nd ubuntu(2) icon in the VMWare screen.

When I double-click "Ubuntu" or "Ubuntu(2)", I get the other screen (E2.jpg). Could you let me know how I get to the terminal? Thanks a lot.

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Can you post some screenshots of the VMware window with Ubuntu? –  Seth Nov 23 '12 at 6:28

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You can use the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T, you can press that fancy button in the top corner (lens?) and type "terminal" (that's how you find things in Unity, the "applications ► accessories" things are for the older GNOME I think)

and might be able to press Ctrl+Alt+1 to Ctrl+Alt+6 (7 is the graphical interface), but I doubt that last one will work in a virtual machine.

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Thank you so much.But ctrl-alt-t or ctrl-alt-1 to ctrl-alt-6 did not do anything on the screen. Do I need to install Vmware Tools for this? I think the Vmware tools were not installed during the first installation. –  Jay Nov 13 '12 at 12:38
about the number shortcuts: I think that only works on an actual device. My VM doesn't do this on virtualbox at least, but if I boot in Ubuntu it does work. Ctrl-alt-t is a shortcut that should work, but maybe the ctrl is captured by the VM as the 'host' key or something? –  Nanne Nov 13 '12 at 13:20
Thanks again. Besides shortcuts do not work, I do not see the fancy button in the top corner (lens?) where I could type "terminal". –  Jay Nov 13 '12 at 18:46
but what do you see then? You reference some screenshot, but I don't know where you put them. Basically: you'll have some sort of bar on the left with the top button having de ubuntu logo. That's thw one you need. Or are haven\t you even started the VM yet? –  Nanne Nov 13 '12 at 19:29
Thank you for your reply. Here I cannot attach a screenshot. I have uploaded the screenshots at bit.ly/ZqAGD7 . I removed Ubuntu 12.10 and installed the previous version 12.04 (ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-i386.iso) and ended up with the identical screens. Could you please let me know if my screenshots somewhere have the "top button having de ubuntu logo" that you referenced above? Yes I started VM. Thank you. –  Jay Nov 14 '12 at 5:21

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