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Question about installing Mint in a virtual machine

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I did hope I would get some advice regarding installing LM 19.3 Cinnamon on my Windows 10 machine as a VM in this topic. viewtopic.php?f=231&t=308748 but despite many views no help was forthcoming so have ploughed into via help that I have googled. I installed OracleVB fine but when I then went to install Cinnamon I think I have chosen the wrong OS.
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As you can see I have selected Ubuntu (64-bit). Should that not be Debian (64-bit) as it is on my other Linux machines. Please help.
Last edited by Moem on Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Making the title a little clearer.
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muffybean wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:04 pm
As you can see I have selected Ubuntu (64-bit). Should that not be Debian (64-bit) as it is on my other Linux machines.
No. Linux Mint literally *is* Ubuntu. Except for the Mint-only packages.
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Pjotr wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:23 pm
muffybean wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:04 pm
As you can see I have selected Ubuntu (64-bit). Should that not be Debian (64-bit) as it is on my other Linux machines.
No. Linux Mint literally *is* Ubuntu. Except for the Mint-only packages.
Thank you pjotr, I had a backup done prior to doing this so restored it and started again and by default it goes for Ubuntu (64bit). However I do have one issue and that is with my graphics driver. I have an AMD Radeon HD 6850 video card on this machine. When installing Cinnamon 19.3 I did check the box for installing proprietary drivers but every time I go into the Linux VM I get this message.
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When I run Driver Manager I get this return.
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Re: Question About OS

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Your hardware matters little when you install to a virtual machine...
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gm10 wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:35 am
Your hardware matters little when you install to a virtual machine...
So how can I stop that warning coming up every time I start Linux VM? It seems to be running ok.
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muffybean wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:55 am
gm10 wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:35 am
Your hardware matters little when you install to a virtual machine...
So how can I stop that warning coming up every time I start Linux VM? It seems to be running ok.
Install Extension Pack and insert Guest Additions CD image when the system is running.
https://puolanka.info/goto/how-to-fix-l ... irtualbox/
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muffybean wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:55 am
gm10 wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:35 am
Your hardware matters little when you install to a virtual machine...
So how can I stop that warning coming up every time I start Linux VM? It seems to be running ok.
Ah sry, forgot to say: Enable 3D acceleration in the VM's settings, simple as that.
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kukamuumuka wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:27 pm
muffybean wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:55 am
gm10 wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:35 am
Your hardware matters little when you install to a virtual machine...
So how can I stop that warning coming up every time I start Linux VM? It seems to be running ok.
Install Extension Pack and insert Guest Additions CD image when the system is running.
https://puolanka.info/goto/how-to-fix-l ... irtualbox/
I had already installed Guest Additions CD Image when I created Linux VM and installed so to be able to automatically go to full screen, anyway I opened terminal and this is what I got.
jim-bb@jimbb-VirtualBox:~/Desktop$ sudo sh VBoxLinuxAddidions.run
[sudo] password for jim-bb:
sh: 0: Can't open VBoxLinuxAddidions.run
jim-bb@jimbb-VirtualBox:~/Desktop$
Looking at that link I have not got /Desktop/addons directory in Desktop so do not understand what is happening here. Perhaps you can expand your advice.
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Install Extension Pack and insert Guest Additions CD image when the system is running.
https://puolanka.info/goto/how-to-fix-l ... irtualbox/
I have tried to sort this out but there does not seem to be a /Desktop/addons directory and when I put in the terminal

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sudo sh VBoxLinuxAddidions.run
I get the following result:
jim-bb@jimbb-VirtualBox:~$ sudo sh VBoxLinuxAddidions.run
[sudo] password for jim-bb:
sh: 0: Can't open VBoxLinuxAddidions.run
jim-bb@jimbb-VirtualBox:~$
Appreciate any further advice on this.
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Re: Question about installing Mint in a virtual machine

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muffybean wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:01 pm
Appreciate any further advice on this.
How about the same advice I already gave?
gm10 wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:52 pm
Enable 3D acceleration in the VM's settings, simple as that.
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Re: Question about installing Mint in a virtual machine

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How about the same advice I already gave?
Sorry GM, yes I did that and that got rid of the nag screen about the graphics driver, thanks for that. I was just wondering why that directory under /Desktop was missing that kukamuumuka referred to.
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Re: Question about installing Mint in a virtual machine

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Ok then. But I only saw them suggest you install the extension pack, which is only needed if you want the guest to be able to access USB 2 or USB 3 devices on the host computer and thus had nothing to do with your problem.
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Re: Question about installing Mint in a virtual machine

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muffybean wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:01 pm
Install Extension Pack and insert Guest Additions CD image when the system is running.
https://puolanka.info/goto/how-to-fix-l ... irtualbox/
I have tried to sort this out but there does not seem to be a /Desktop/addons directory and when I put in the terminal

Code: Select all

sudo sh VBoxLinuxAddidions.run
I get the following result:
jim-bb@jimbb-VirtualBox:~$ sudo sh VBoxLinuxAddidions.run
[sudo] password for jim-bb:
sh: 0: Can't open VBoxLinuxAddidions.run
jim-bb@jimbb-VirtualBox:~$
Sorry, my typo, it should be

Code: Select all

sudo sh VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
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Re: Question about installing Mint in a virtual machine

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Did this OK and this was the resulting information in Terminal.
jim-bb@jimbb-VirtualBox:~$ sudo sh VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
[sudo] password for jim-bb:
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox 6.1.0 Guest Additions for Linux........
VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
Removing installed version 6.1.0 of VirtualBox Guest Additions...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.3.0-24-generic
Copying additional installer modules ...
Installing additional modules ...
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Starting.
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel
modules. This may take a while.
VirtualBox Guest Additions: To build modules for other installed kernels, run
VirtualBox Guest Additions: /sbin/rcvboxadd quicksetup <version>
VirtualBox Guest Additions: or
VirtualBox Guest Additions: /sbin/rcvboxadd quicksetup all
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the modules for kernel 5.3.0-24-generic.
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.3.0-24-generic
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Running kernel modules will not be replaced until
the system is restarted
jim-bb@jimbb-VirtualBox:~$
Surely from what it says in line 6 it was already installed as I said in my previous message viewtopic.php?p=1741958#p1741958. That is why I could not understand about the absence of the graphics driver. Since gm told me about checking the " Enable 3D acceleration in the VM's settings" I have had no issues. Thank you both though for your help, it is appreciated. Unless you think there is anything else I should do, I will mark this as solved.
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Of course you have set 128 MB of videomemory for Mint in the VirtualBox settings. .... or have you?
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Re: Question about installing Mint in a virtual machine

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kukamuumuka wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:20 am
Of course you have set 128 MB of videomemory for Mint in the VirtualBox settings. .... or have you?
Yep. :wink:
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