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    oracle box and mint

    I have been watching tutorials at YouTube but there are so many hosts, guests, and OS's it is confusing.
    I would like to use Oracle box as the host and install Mint as the guest. I am running Win 8.1 x64 which I would like to avoid in the mix if possible
    My goal is to use the guest to run as an OS and also to try new things I would not try on my Windows pc. Also, if I had trouble I could simply delete the guest and the trouble would be gone.
    I know how to go to Oracle and click Linux if that is to be the host or Windows if that is to be the host.
    I think I would be clicking Linux if Oracle is the host then downloading oracle. Then go to the Linux site and click on Mint to download.
    I think once Oracle is downloaded I click new and then click the Mint download but after that it gets fuzzy.

    Services says virtual disc is stopped and on manual and windows features says hyper v is not enabled.
    Perhaps these should be changed.
    I am not too techy and this might take a bit of patience.
    If you would like to assist me I would appreciate it. Thank you
    PS Since writing this, I read an article that enumerated 10 reasons not to virtualize. One being if all is going well on a relatively new machine which is the case here. There were other reasons that deterred me from wanting to crate a VM such as time differences. etc.. I apologize for creating this lengthy post before reading the caveat and will not be perusing it further.
    Last edited by Peter2; 16 Feb 2014 at 18:34. Reason: comment at end

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