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    Rats, just found out I can't see any other disks from Linux thru VM Palyer in Win 8.1. I installed Linux in VM from standard Linux Mint 17 .Iso. Mint also displays "Install Linux" icon, not keeping changes either, in other words behaves like a Live Linux only.

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Rats, just found out I can't see any other disks from Linux thru VM Palyer in Win 8.1. I installed Linux in VM from standard Linux Mint 17 .Iso. Mint also displays "Install Linux" icon, not keeping changes either, in other words behaves like a Live Linux only.
    Are you saying Mint won't install permanently on your drive in VM Player, only run from ISO? I used the ISO to install, just clicked the button. Sorry if stupid question.

    PS: Have to select Ubuntu as the system during setup.
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  3. #13


    Well I don't think I paid too much attention to it till now. I installed VMware VM player in windows, it asked me for Lunux ISO it did what I thought was install and it worked. Didn't have any reason to do anything special from it as I have same Mint on a USB in persistent mode and used it from there.
    Hmm ... installed XP in the same VM and behaves same, no connection to other HDDs.
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  4. #14


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    Yea, took a different step when I installed it. VM started up and looked like it installed Mint but didn't really. Had to always use ISO. So, I just clicked the install icon on the Mint desktop and it installed to the hard drive. Confused me at first......not hard to do.
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Yea, took a different step when I installed it. VM started up and looked like it installed Mint but didn't really. Had to always use ISO. So, I just clicked the install icon on the Mint desktop and it installed to the hard drive. Confused me at first......not hard to do.
    I was going to do that but have no idea if it will install together with windows as dual BOOT (in may case triple because of Win7 too) or will stay just as VM .
    This one of mine is a free version of VMware VM player. Wander if that makes difference.
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  6. #16


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    Using free VMWare Player also. It will install inside whatever Host you are running, not dual boot. I believe Jimbo has instructions here somewhere to do dual boot.
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  7. #17


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    Vmplayer is fine - both on Linux and Windows.

    BTW most Linux Live CD's allow you to create some "Persistence" space so you can add a small amount of software and make changes - otherwise the easiest is just to choose INSTALL from most of the LIVE CD's. There's enough software usually on these - saves downloading and installing the whole distro -- often several GB of stuff - probably most of which you don't want anyway.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    That's interesting...are you guys using the respin ie. Mint 17 V2? - I also run VMWare on windows (altho' mostly Virtualbox on Linux tho') but will test when I get home - maybe post in VM forum if need be...
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    Vmplayer is fine - both on Linux and Windows.

    BTW most Linux Live CD's allow you to create some "Persistence" space so you can add a small amount of software and make changes - otherwise the easiest is just to choose INSTALL from most of the LIVE CD's. There's enough software usually on these - saves downloading and installing the whole distro -- often several GB of stuff - probably most of which you don't want anyway.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    So do I just start installation from the Mint in VM Player and no repercussions to the rest of system ? Something like Vegas," What's in VM, stays in VM"
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    Vmplayer is fine - both on Linux and Windows.

    BTW most Linux Live CD's allow you to create some "Persistence" space so you can add a small amount of software and make changes - otherwise the easiest is just to choose INSTALL from most of the LIVE CD's. There's enough software usually on these - saves downloading and installing the whole distro -- often several GB of stuff - probably most of which you don't want anyway.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    So do I just start installation from the Mint in VM Player and no repercussions to the rest of system ? Something like Vegas," What's in VM, stays in VM"
    Correct, other than using some space for the virtual disk drive. I have default location which puts them in Documents folder. Never bothered to change it.
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