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#16 terry1966

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 10:30 AM

 

I understand. Is KDE a type of OS other than Windows, for example, making the installation of a VM more compatible with Linux?

 

kde is a desktop, think of it like this, in windows 10 you can have 2 options on what you see and use as your desktop, either the tiles thing or the older looking desktop similar to window 7.

 

so in linux you can install a number of different looking desktops which all look different and might use different apps as the defaults but the os is still actually the same underneath.

 

there is no compatibility problem with vm's and linux so not sure what you actually mean by that bit.

 

 

Zorin which I once installed in a VM was much like Windows. I would try mint for size and have to learn terms like SUDO before you can see whether the firewall is on or off, for example.

really no idea why your so worried about a firewall (after all your behind a firewall anyway.) but every distro is different in how you may access and configure things.

for example in suse i use yast to access most things and don't use a terminal for very much at all usually.

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However, for some reasons, many people use Ubuntu or one like it. Is there an advantage to Ubuntu that comes to mind?

good guides on internet because it is one of the more popular distro's, but in my opinion a linux distro is a linux distro and the advantages are over the windows os and not each other.

eg. no malware scanning, faster, more reliable, doesn't spy on you, etc. etc.

 

 

I notice in tutorials that after installing the box and  with the distro in download, they click storage. Then the click empty then CD and enter the distro ISO from download.

 

Is this because they are just doing it differently and your way is sufficient or is a step yet to come?

 

>>This your equivalent but the green arrow eludes me," so click on the folder with the green arrow and a new window will open so you can navigate to where your ISO's are."

 

Are you and they doing the same thing just two different ways of installing?

don't really know peter did you see anything different when you tried installing a vm to what my pictures showed? maybe things look different in the windows version of virtualbox.

as to clicking storage and entering the location of the iso there, yes you can do it that way also, but that is under the machines settings options and i didn't touch on that subject because there was no need.

 

like most things with computers there is always more than 1 way to do the same thing.

 

 

*If this is tedious, just speak up, please.

stop worrying so much, we're all here to help and what's more i enjoy doing it, so even if you never use my instructions or completely ignore any advice or suggestions i may provide then as far as i'm concerned my time was still well spent. :P

 

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 01:55 PM

I know now what KDE is although I did Google it but found it vague compared with your explanation..

I only metioned sudo as an example of what other disros asked me before, regarding things like firewall;I am not concerned about security per se. I was referring to the nomenclature involved with Linux and did not know how much of it I needed, hence the question.

I now know that the installation can be done both ways which I did not know before.



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 09:49 AM

I have virtual box on my screen with Mint. I tried to click start but a black box appears. I then tried to create the hard drive but instead of going to the right it was included in the box as Mint. This time I just removed "all files" so I still have both on the screen.

 

Then I followed along but when it cam to installing Mint it said,"this computer requires 10 GB space."  Now I cannot click on next - I was just about there but that warning stopped me. My PC has 500 GB so I guess I did not make the VM space big enough. It is tricky..


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 10:36 AM

do you know how to take screenshots and post them in your reply's peter? pretty sure you do.

 

so can you shut down virtualbox then start it up and post a screenshot of what it shows, then i'll see whats what and we'll go on from there, with you taking a screenshot at each stage and me advising on what to do.

 

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 12:54 PM

Great idea; snip tool makes it ez.

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 01:15 PM

close the mint settings window for the moment peter and take a screenshot of just virtuabox behind it.

 

it looks like you've installed mint so it should just be a question of running it.

 

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 01:23 PM

I had removed the IDE controller and this what I think you asked for. BTW, the error I got was that the hard drive was too small.

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 01:34 PM

right just click on the start button to start the mint vm running and take a screenshot of what you see.

 

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 01:49 PM

rt click arrow = toolbar, status bar

use drop down after green arrow = normal, headless, and detachable start



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 02:05 PM

ok not 100% sure what you mean by last post, but reading through what you've said and shown me so far it looks like you've created the mint vm but have not yet installed mint onto it because the hard drive is to small, so what we'll do is start from the beginning but this time at every stage you take a screenshot and i'll tell you what to enter where and instead of using the given 8GB we'll make it 10GB in size so the install can go through without any problems..

 

first thing we need to do though is delete the mint vm you've already created so with just the virtualbox window open (as seen in below link.)

 

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right click on where it says mint powered off highlighted in blue in your screenshot, click on remove, then click on delete all files in popup and that's it removed.

 

now click on new to start creating a vm and take a screenshot and we'll do it step by step.

 

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 02:11 PM

I used the green arrow drop down to start normally then saw this once I clicked launch with Dolphin. If I did not click Dolphin nothing happened.

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 02:12 PM

I removed the mint entry and am back to manger. Wife is calling so look forward to tomorrow if OK with you.


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 02:21 PM

yes, whatevers good for you. :thumbup:

 

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 04:00 PM

I now have brand new download of Virtual Box and the same download of Mint.


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 04:06 PM

you didn't really need to download them again. all we need to do is run virtualbox and install the mint iso to a new vm.

so if you want we can do it now or tomorrow, it'll only take about 10minutes if we didn't have to wait for each others replies. :D

 

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