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Postby wouldbeeditor on Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:54 pm

Hi to All! I am Rolf from QLD Australia and need to learn Linux besides my usual windows. Question. I purchased a VM Workstation so I can run both windows and Linux. If I download Mint 10, how will I get it to open in the workstation? Anyone?
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Re: Hi Iam new here

Postby caf4926 on Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:15 am

Welcome Rolf.

I'm not clear what you mean be a VM Workstation. But if you mean a Workstation dedicated to running VM's, then it's a simple as just installing Mint in a VM
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Re: Hi Iam new here

Postby tdockery97 on Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:36 pm

Welcome to the Mint community.
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Re: Hi Iam new here

Postby Oscar799 on Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:16 pm

Hello Rolf,
Welcome to Mint Forum :P
I think the best place to start is with the user guide from here http://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php
You will find a lot of tutorials here http://community.linuxmint.com/
There is also a lot of information for new users here -> viewtopic.php?f=60&p=302358#p302358
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Re: Hi Iam new here

Postby wouldbeeditor on Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:37 pm

caf4926 wrote:Welcome Rolf.

I'm not clear what you mean be a VM Workstation. But if you mean a Workstation dedicated to running VM's, then it's a simple as just installing Mint in a VM

But How?
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Re: Hi Iam new here

Postby wouldbeeditor on Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:39 pm

tdockery97 wrote:Welcome to the Mint community.

Thank you so much for the welcome. You make me feel at home already :D
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Re: Hi Iam new here

Postby wouldbeeditor on Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:43 pm

oscar799 wrote:Hello Rolf,
Welcome to Mint Forum :P
I think the best place to start is with the user guide from here http://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php
You will find a lot of tutorials here http://community.linuxmint.com/
There is also a lot of information for new users here -> viewtopic.php?f=60&p=302358#p302358
Have fun with Mint

Thank you for the welcome Oscar and the ref to the learning page. I just wonder if I need the Virtual machine workstation at all? Mint is going to partition the hard drive for me. Is that right?
P.S. sorry for the late reply as my job involves traveling a fair bit!
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Re: Hi Iam new here

Postby caf4926 on Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:34 am

A Virtual Machine is where you have a main OS running (HOST). That could be Mint or a Windows OS.
Then you use software, like VMWare or Virtual Box to create Virtual Machines.

That is a Virtual Hard Drive where you can install another OS. It uses HD space from your real HD, allocates it to the VM. The VM runs as a (GUEST) in the (HOST).
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Re: Hi Iam new here

Postby wouldbeeditor on Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:24 am

caf4926 wrote:A Virtual Machine is where you have a main OS running (HOST). That could be Mint or a Windows OS.
Then you use software, like VMWare or Virtual Box to create Virtual Machines.

That is a Virtual Hard Drive where you can install another OS. It uses HD space from your real HD, allocates it to the VM. The VM runs as a (GUEST) in the (HOST).


Q. Are you saying that I do not need the VM if I have Mint first and that Mint will divide the hard drive from the Windows OS?
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Re: Hi Iam new here

Postby Oscar799 on Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:53 am

You can dual-boot Mint with Windows
Here's a tutorial - there are lots more online including video ones on Youtube
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=50649
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