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Remade: Installing LMDE in Virtualbox on Windows 7

Postby ukbrian on Thu May 05, 2011 3:41 pm

A simple non technical guide to installing an LMDE guest on a Windows 7 host computer.
These videos are aimed at children, young people, new Linux users or folk like me that do not understand manuals. :lol:

They have no sound, you just need to watch, we haven't got talkies in the UK yet :lol:

Due to problems I was having with Virtualbox version 4 I have remade the videos using Virtualbox 3.2
When you encounter this screen when updating:
Up/Down keys moves you up and down
Space key selects
Tab key moves you to OK
Image

Installing LMDE into Virtualbox on a Windows guest and then installing Guest Additions
Download as zip file http://lin.me.uk/tutorials/video/win-7/vbox/01-install-guest.zip

LMDE basic configuration and doing all updates
Download http://lin.me.uk/tutorials/video/win-7/vbox/02-update-lmde.zip

Customizing the menus and panel
Next to be made

Videos made using Virtualbox 4
The links are to a zip files which when unzipped will be .avi files which will play on any media player, I recommend VLC

Installing LMDE into Virtual Box on a Windows computer.
http://lin.me.uk/tutorials/video/win-7/vbox/install-lmde.avi.zip

Installing Guest Additions and Extension Packs into VirtualBox on Windows
http://lin.me.uk/tutorials/video/win-7/vbox/install-guest-packs.avi.zip

When I am satisfied with the quality of these videos and can't improve them any more I will put them on youtube so if anyone has any suggestions, particularly problems when using them please, please tell me.

I do realize that the majority of folk using the videos are not registered forum members and therefor can't post but perhaps if you enjoy LMDE as much as we all do then it just might be worth registering and posting a comment, good or bad.
Last edited by ukbrian on Sat May 07, 2011 5:26 pm, edited 6 times in total.
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Re: Video: Installing LMDE in Virtualbox on Windows 7

Postby ukbrian on Fri May 06, 2011 12:47 pm

Warning:
Half way through making these videos I have had nothing but trouble with the latest Oracle produced Virtualbox version 4 running on a 64 bit Windows 7 machine.

I have removed it and installed the older Virtualbox 3.2.12 which is finished software not beta/alpha grade crap, as a result I have lost my snapshots etc and have to start again. :lol: thank you Oracle but the latest version is always the best?

If this is an example of finished/released software from Oracle I think it's time to look at VmWare.
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Re: Video: Installing LMDE in Virtualbox on Windows 7

Postby ukbrian on Sat May 07, 2011 11:44 am

I have remade the videos using Virtualbox 3.2
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