Thank you for replying to me. I am running Vbox 4.1.18_ubuntu on Mint 14 Cinnamon.
I got Mint 14 from the Mint website using Mint 11, the opening splash screen lists the
contacts, forums, etc. I also downloaded a copy via bit torrent, but the MD5 checksums
match, so I believe I have 2 authentic copies of Mint 14.
I may not be using exact terminology, let me explain. I set up all the parameters for
Mint 14 Mate in Vbox, no problem. I select & start Mint 14 Mate from the Vbox window.
The "First time to run" wizard comes up and Vbox asks me to insert the bootable medium.
I give it my DVD, Vbox displays the name "Mint" in a window, it spins the DVD drive up and
starts accessing the DVD. Then it stops. HD accesses greatly fall off and DVD drive accesses
stop. After a time the DVD drive spins down. The Vbox window never changes.
If I boot the entire machine from the DVD, Mint 14 Mate boots up just fine (it does take
it awhile of course) and runs in ram. I don't want to install from here, it will overwrite
my Mint 14 Cinnamon installation. The next step logically in my Vbox install would be the
Mint name with the 5 progress dots under it to indicate Linux is being set up in ram in Vbox.
I never get there. My machine is hung up. I can abort out of the Vbox install with no problem,
everything else is still running normally, but I can't get Mint to install in Vbox. Oh, I tried
installing from both DVD and the .iso image on my hard drive, no difference.
I believe that Vbox is looking for an installer on the DVD to take the resources I have set
aside and use them to install Mint 14 Mate. I don't think Vbox is looking for a "run-in-memory"
Mint 14 startup. But I guess I really don't know.
I told Vbox to give Mint 14 a Gig of ram, should be enough to run Mint in, no? I bumped it
up to 1.4 Gig, but no effect. I didn't think it would help, but I had to try.
So that is where I stand. If you remember, how did you perform your Mint 14 install ? Did it run
in Vbox and you selected the "install" icon on the desktop to put Mint onto the Vbox assigned
disk? Or did you do it some other way?