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Superfly

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That version of Mint is Ubuntu based and thus defaults as such - you can change the name on the next screen

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and just continue as normal...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    PC-DOS v1.0
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    IBM
    CPU
    Intel 8088, 4.77MHz
    Memory
    16K, 640K max
    Graphics Card(s)
    What's that?
    Sound Card
    Not quite
    Screen Resolution
    80 X 24 text
    Hard Drives
    dual 160KB 5.25-inch disk drives

SaggyMaggyPoo

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That version of Mint is Ubuntu based and thus defaults as such - you can change the name on the next screen

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and just continue as normal...

Thank you.

What memory allocation would you recommend setting? The laptop has 8gb. Is 2gb enough?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3521
    CPU
    1.80 gigahertz Intel Core i5-3337U
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0010T1 A00
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio & Intel Display Audio
    Hard Drives
    TOSHIBA MQ01ABD050 [Hard drive] (500.11 GB)
    Cooling
    Additional fan
    Mouse
    Kensington Trackball
    Browser
    IE
    Antivirus
    Emsisoft Internet Security, Malwarebytes free & antiexploit

Superfly

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Yup, 2GB is fine.

If you like there are some nice tutorials here - some may be a bit advanced but don't let that put you off... :)
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    PC-DOS v1.0
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    IBM
    CPU
    Intel 8088, 4.77MHz
    Memory
    16K, 640K max
    Graphics Card(s)
    What's that?
    Sound Card
    Not quite
    Screen Resolution
    80 X 24 text
    Hard Drives
    dual 160KB 5.25-inch disk drives

jimbo45

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Hi there

Note you can also BOOT a LIVE CD as an ISO on a VM. Then you can install from the live cd to the VM if you like the live CD -- you don't need to TOUCH your physical machine for testing Linux. You can do it all from inside a VM. This way you can test a whole slew of Linux distros and go with the one(s) you like.

Cheers
jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 X LG 40 inch TV
    Hard Drives
    SSD's * 3 (Samsung 840 series) 250 GB
    2 X 3 TB sata
    5 X 1 TB sata
    Internet Speed
    0.12 GB/s (120Mb/s)

SaggyMaggyPoo

New Member
Power User
Yup, 2GB is fine.

If you like there are some nice tutorials here - some may be a bit advanced but don't let that put you off... :)

Thanks, will have a look through these.

Hi there

Note you can also BOOT a LIVE CD as an ISO on a VM. Then you can install from the live cd to the VM if you like the live CD -- you don't need to TOUCH your physical machine for testing Linux. You can do it all from inside a VM. This way you can test a whole slew of Linux distros and go with the one(s) you like.

Cheers
jimbo

What exactly is a 'LIVE CD'?
I think we can also boot from a usb?

First, to get the 'accessing the BIOS to change boot order on the VM' challenge sorted (working on it even as I write:))
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3521
    CPU
    1.80 gigahertz Intel Core i5-3337U
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0010T1 A00
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio & Intel Display Audio
    Hard Drives
    TOSHIBA MQ01ABD050 [Hard drive] (500.11 GB)
    Cooling
    Additional fan
    Mouse
    Kensington Trackball
    Browser
    IE
    Antivirus
    Emsisoft Internet Security, Malwarebytes free & antiexploit

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