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by catrunner75
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Trouble installing VMWare Player as new Linux user
Replies: 34
Views: 775

Re: Trouble installing VMWare Player as new Linux user

you probably missed it on some of my replies, but i dont need it specifically for anything. its the fact that ive tried 2 different methods and i cant get the thing to install. so its a learning thing, what have i not done or missed? i spent some time this afternoon beating myself up after installin...
by catrunner75
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: boot kali and mint
Replies: 8
Views: 180

boot kali and mint

I want to create a dual boot mint and kali. ive read thru some stuff and while i know its safer to run kali in a VM or even bootable usb, the spped wont be there as well as the ability to do many of the network pen testing? ive already got windows 10 partitioned, im not too sure i can get another OS...
by catrunner75
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint-Kali dual boot questions
Replies: 14
Views: 3190

Re: Mint-Kali dual boot questions

this is pure space talk in its ultimate form. my brain half melted reading this string. i dont see me ever getting to this level of nerd. confused.
by catrunner75
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: virtualbox ,where is it?
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: virtualbox ,where is it?

it would appear this is some kind of bug that had plagued many distributions. ive looked everywhere, even search bar does not produce it. i have to go into software manager and launch from there. i also found in terminal apt get virtualbox, verified it was there, then simply entered virtualbox and i...
by catrunner75
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: virtualbox ,where is it?
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: virtualbox ,where is it?

so iive given up on vmware. so as suggested on here by a user the appication virtaulbox, same thing, is available in the repository...i locate it in software manager with a search, install...now i dont see it anywhere or how to open it. no desktop icon, no new listing in software. gee wiz i cant se...
by catrunner75
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: virtualbox ,where is it?
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: virtualbox ,where is it?

thanks guys, but arnt i going to have the same problem if i download from the website? im trying to use virtual box now because i cant get vmware to install and despit a few post ive received no clear answer as to what the problem is. ive downloaded vmware, ive gone into properties and made the bin ...
by catrunner75
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Trouble installing VMWare Player as new Linux user
Replies: 34
Views: 775

Re: first download and already, its windows?

ok, understood. now its not really about even using VMWare, but about solving why i cant get it installed. its erking the hell out of me and im just not the type that can just let it go, specially since i know this will come up again. but , how to i go to repository ? how do i proceed to get virtua...
by catrunner75
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: layout window sizes
Replies: 1
Views: 40

layout window sizes

im using just the laptop mouse, and though ive messed around with the mouse speed and sensitivity, is there a way to make the minimize/maximize/close window buttons bigger? its soooo small and its really slowing me down and frustrating me
by catrunner75
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: virtualbox ,where is it?
Replies: 10
Views: 242

virtualbox ,where is it?

so iive given up on vmware. so as suggested on here by a user the appication virtaulbox, same thing, is available in the repository...i locate it in software manager with a search, install...now i dont see it anywhere or how to open it. no desktop icon, no new listing in software. gee wiz i cant see...
by catrunner75
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Trouble installing VMWare Player as new Linux user
Replies: 34
Views: 775

Re: Trouble installing VMWare Player as new Linux user

Hello, catrunner75. Unlike Windows, Linux is case-sensitive. The folder which you try to change into is named Downloads . Therefore the correct commandline to do so is: cd ~/Downloads Note: ~ (tilde) is a shortcut for $HOME . $HOME is your home directory, /home/bryce. As a consequence, cd ~/Downloa...
by catrunner75
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Trouble installing VMWare Player as new Linux user
Replies: 34
Views: 775

Re: Trouble installing VMWare Player as new Linux user

bryce@bryce-Satellite-C55D-B:~$ sudo ./VMware-Player-16.0.0-16894299.x86_64.bundle [sudo] password for bryce: sudo: ./VMware-Player-16.0.0-16894299.x86_64.bundle: command not found bryce@bryce-Satellite-C55D-B:~$ sudo apt-get update Ign:1 http://packages.linuxmint.com ulyana InRelease Hit:2 http://...
by catrunner75
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Trouble installing VMWare Player as new Linux user
Replies: 34
Views: 775

Re: first download and already, its windows?

why am i using "sudo"? this is what i dont understand as well...if im using the computer as the super user, the admin, why do i have to enter "sudo" which is whatever the word means, "fake superuser" or whatever? The thing is, in Linux Mint an adminstrator is not the user with the highest rights. E...
by catrunner75
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Trouble installing VMWare Player as new Linux user
Replies: 34
Views: 775

Re: first download and already, its windows?

Virtualbox is proprietary too but much easier to get up and running. The fact it's in repositories means there's no messing about in terminal windows to install it or add a user to the system, plus as and when it's updated for stability or security, you get the updates automatically too. Maybe it m...
by catrunner75
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Trouble installing VMWare Player as new Linux user
Replies: 34
Views: 775

first download and already, its windows???? PART II

to follow up on my previous request for help, im now an hour into this and have made little progress trying to install VMWare. ive downloaded the file fresh, this time it went smoothly and did so rather quickly. second, as per instructions from here, i went into properties and mad the file executabl...
by catrunner75
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to put a "sticky note" on my desktop?
Replies: 16
Views: 458

How to put a "sticky note" on my desktop?

i would like to put a "sticky note" of some type right on my desktop so as i learn new terminal commands i can jot them down real quick..something that didnt necessarily have to be "opened" each time...but rather minimized and maximized so that it stays overlayed on the screen rather then tollgin be...
by catrunner75
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Trouble installing VMWare Player as new Linux user
Replies: 34
Views: 775

Re: first download and already, its windows?

nobody told me this. i guess i made an assumption based on absolutely nothing. im understanding now though. thank you ! yes, windows software install is too easy, which is why its so easy for malicious software to gain access, is that an accurate statement? im learning that the differences between ...
by catrunner75
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Trouble installing VMWare Player as new Linux user
Replies: 34
Views: 775

Re: first download and already, its windows?

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=83444 <-----link to "READ: How To Get Help!" page :wink: Below is mostly quoted from the Linux Mint website page linked above... [5] Details! Details! Details! Include the version and architecture (32-bit, 64-bit) of Linux Mint. List any relevant ha...
by catrunner75
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Trouble installing VMWare Player as new Linux user
Replies: 34
Views: 775

Re: first download and already, its windows?

i downloaded VMware workstation player for linux...this is my first attempt ever at installing software on linux which ive downloaded form the internet...and its a disaster, and all thats going thru my mind is WOW this is windows all over again, i thought linux was cleaner, faster... Who in the hel...
by catrunner75
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Trouble installing VMWare Player as new Linux user
Replies: 34
Views: 775

Re: first download and already, its windows?

pbear wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:39 pm
catrunner75 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:16 pm
... all thats going thru my mind is WOW this is windows all over again
Really? It doesn't occur to you that maybe you did something wrong?

What instructions were you following? Link, please.
no thanks

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