Mint 14 VirtualBox install fails

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SpinyNorman
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Mint 14 VirtualBox install fails

Postby SpinyNorman » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:55 am

I just tried installing Linux Mint 14 MATE 32-bit (w/ CODECs) in VirtualBox (latest version - 4.2.4), and it just hangs at the initial splashscreen. My VM has 512MB memory & 20GB virtual disk.

I've now reverted to Mint 13 MATE, and that's installing fine as I speak. Mint 12 previously installed fine in VirtualBox too.

Does anyone know what the problem is with Mint 14 & VirtualBox?

Thanks,
Ben

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Re: Mint 14 VirtualBox install fails

Postby usbtux » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:01 pm

not enough memory?
make sure pae is activated under processor
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Re: Mint 14 VirtualBox install fails

Postby manuleka » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:50 pm

Same here... tried a few times and it keeps crashing for some reason...
Platform:
Kubuntu 12.10
VirtualBox 4.2
~ $ sudo convert "windows xp pro" >> "mint 14"

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Re: Mint 14 VirtualBox install fails

Postby manuleka » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:51 pm

SpinyNorman wrote:I just tried installing Linux Mint 14 MATE 32-bit (w/ CODECs) in VirtualBox (latest version - 4.2.4), and it just hangs at the initial splashscreen. My VM has 512MB memory & 20GB virtual disk.

I've now reverted to Mint 13 MATE, and that's installing fine as I speak. Mint 12 previously installed fine in VirtualBox too.

Does anyone know what the problem is with Mint 14 & VirtualBox?

Thanks,
Ben


Try installing on compatibility mode - that worked for me on VBox
~ $ sudo convert "windows xp pro" >> "mint 14"

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Re: Mint 14 VirtualBox install fails

Postby SpinyNorman » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:18 am

usbtux wrote:not enough memory?
make sure pae is activated under processor


Thanks - it was the PAE which needed to be enabled in the VirtualBox VM before I installed Mint 14. Needing a PAE enabled processor is a new requirement for Mint 14.

Rgeards,
Ben

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Re: Mint 14 VirtualBox install fails

Postby manuleka » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:30 pm

SpinyNorman wrote:
usbtux wrote:not enough memory?
make sure pae is activated under processor


Thanks - it was the PAE which needed to be enabled in the VirtualBox VM before I installed Mint 14. Needing a PAE enabled processor is a new requirement for Mint 14.

Rgeards,
Ben


ok... mine had PAE enabled but still wouldn't install... so in compatibility it worked
~ $ sudo convert "windows xp pro" >> "mint 14"


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