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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...

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    Greece
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    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    That version of Mint is Ubuntu based and thus defaults as such - you can change the name on the next screen

    Click image for larger version

    and just continue as normal...
    Thank you.

    What memory allocation would you recommend setting? The laptop has 8gb. Is 2gb enough?
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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...
    Last edited by Superfly; 11 Mar 2015 at 15:17. Reason: I had 2MB... wishful thinking on my part ...LOL
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    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
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    Greece
    Posts : 341
    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    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)
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