So, I'm running both Mint and Ubuntu in Oracle's Virtual Box and everything seems to be working okay.
I don't *quite* know what I'm doing when I'm out stumbling there in the World Wide Web but I feel awkwardly safer.
I've downloaded the same .iso file using Mint as well as Ubuntu without any issues but can't seem to get either OS to burn the file to a CD/DVD.
Not sure if it applies but wanted to include the VM is running on a HP Windows 7 machine with a fair amount of RAM.
Once I drop the blank DVD into my tray the main system (Windows 7) "sees" it and I get the standard "what do you want to do with this?" prompt but of course, I'm looking to drag and drop this .iso file onto the blank DVD that doesn't seem to be recognized when I look at the Computer in Mint or Ubuntu.
I do need to add that I installed these two OS' a few months back and if I'm going to need a password to install or execute...well, it's looking like I'm going to have to delete and then reinstall, yes? Because I sure as heck can't remember the password I put onto these two - major >D'oh!<
I'm not in a hurry to get this done, mostly would just like to learn along the way.
What I'm looking to achieve is how downloading via torrents works and it seems super darn easy inside any of the Linux OS's I've been running (using Transmission, which I'd never even heard of.)
Also, getting my hardware (CD/DVD burner and/or USB ports) recognized while I'm inside of my VM with these or any other Linux apps. I've also got Zorin and OS4 loaded.
And, if in these instances, will I almost always need my passwords in Linux?
The beauty of the VM is that I can delete these OS and reload - this time writing down my password - and then head back over to the download site and re-grab the .iso file in question.
Any of you open source geeks got some words of wisdom for the Virtual noob?
Thanks in advance,