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Installing Linux Mint as a Virtual Machine on Windows 10.


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#1 Sam Gunn

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 04:48 PM

It has been over a year since I installed a VM. It was Windows XP on Vista. I got the VM up, and I put the disk in. Now it has Linux Mint on there. It says Erase disk, and install Linux Mint. Should I go with that? I don't know if this should go onto the Linux section of the forum, or Windows 10. It is on Windows 10, so I posted it here.

 

This is on a Dell Inspiron 15 5,000 series laptop. With 16 GB of ram.



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 03:47 AM

How to install Linux Mint as a virtual machine using Windows in 5 easy steps

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 12:44 PM

What VM software are you using? Oracle's Visual Toolbox is pretty popular and is easy to install. All you have to do is point the the install file and it will install inside the virtual machine.


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 05:24 PM

Hey orlbuckeye, I'm using Oracle VM VirtualBox. I was just uncertain about one sentence.Thanks for the link FreeBooter.  Iws this part that I was looking for.

 

"You are now presented with a screen asking where you want to install Linux Mint. Remember this is a virtual machine with a virtual hard drive so you can't do any damage to your host system.

 
Normally I like to choose "something else" and partition the drive myself but as it is a virtual machine I recommend selecting the "Erase disk and install Linux Mint" option."
 
When I saw the words erase disk, then I panic. I didn't know what to do after that. I have a VM on my old computer, but didn't run it much. The old one has 3 GB of RAM.


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:22 AM

Don't worry it's like a PC inside a PC. It's going to install on the virtual machine C Drive. As long as your running it from within Toolbox your OK. 


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