How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VirtualBox in Windows 10

In this article, we will examine how to run Linux Mint 19.1 using Oracle VM VirtualBox on a Linux or Windows computer.

How to Install Linux Mint on VirtualBox in Windows 10

How to Setup Linux Mint 19.1 on Oracle VM VirtualBox in Windows 10

Linux Mint is an operating system based on Debian and Ubuntu developed in France country released in 2006.

The latest version of the Linux Mint operating system is 19.1. In this article, we will install Linux Mint operating system on Windows 10 using the Oracle VM VBox virtualization program.

Before you install Linux Mint with Oracle software, download the it from here.

In our previous articles, we installed Oracle VM VirtualBox on Ubuntu.

How to Install Mint 18/19 in Oracle VirtualBox VM

Follow the steps below for setting up Linux Mint 18/19 on Oracle VM VBox.

You can also install Linux Mint 19 on Oracle VBox by following the stages below. The Linux Mint 18 and 19 installation steps are the same.

   Step 1

Open the VBox program and click the New button to create a new virtual machine.

Creating a New Virtual Machine

   Step 2

Type a name for the VM, and then click Next button after you have selected the operating system version.

Choosing Virtual Machine Type

   Step 3

Assign a 4 GB RAM value for the VM and click on the Next button.

Setting Virtual Machine RAM Amount

   Step 4

For VM performance, select the Fixed Size option and click on the Next button.

Setting as Fixed Size

   Step 5

Also, store the virtual hard disk file on an external disk. VM performance will increase if virtual machines’ disk files run on an external disk.

You can allocate 20 GB of disk space. Once you have configured the disk space, click on the Create button.

Setting Harddisk Size

   Step 6

Wait while creating the virtual hard disk…

Creating a New Virtual Disk

   Step 7

After creating a new virtual machine, click on the Right Button / Settings on the virtual machine.

Virtual Machine Settings

   Step 8

On the settings window, click Storage in the left pane and then Empty. Click on the CD/DVD symbol to add the ISO file and click Choose Virtual Optical Disk File from the option opened.

Adding an ISO File to a Virtual Machine

   Step 9

Select the ISO file and click the Open button.

Choosing Linux Mint ISO File

   Step 10

Run the virtual machine…

Starting Linux Mint

   Step 11

On the Linux Boot screen, press the Enter button as follows.

Linux Mint Boot Screen

   Step 12

Wait while starting the operating system.

Linux Mint

   Step 13

Double click on the ISO setup image file as in the image below.

Starting the Setup

   Step 14

Select the operating system language and click the Continue button.

Choose System Language

   Step 15

If you want to install third-party applications, click Continue button by selecting Install third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, Flash, MP3 and other media.

Install Third-Party Software

   Step 16

If you are installing Mint for the first time, you should select the Erase disk and install option. If you want to install Linux OS on the existing disk, you can continue with Something Else option.

To do a clean installation, select Erase disk and install Linux Mint and click the Install Now button.

Confirming the Writing of Changes

   Step 17

Continue by clicking the Continue button in the Write the changes to disks window.

Write the changes to disks

   Step 18

Select the region you live in and click the Continue button.

Where are you?

   Step 19

Select the keyboard layout and click the Continue button.

Keyboard Layout

   Step 20

Specify a username and password and click Continue.

Who are you?

   Step 21

Wait while installing the Linux virtual machine with VBox.

Copying Files

   Step 22

Wait while the necessary programs are installing…

Installing Linux Mint Applications

   Step 23

The steps to setup Linux Mint 18/19 in VBox on Windows 10 has successfully completed. Restart the system by clicking the Restart Now button.

Restarting the System

   Step 24

Type in the password you specify and log in to the system.

Login to System

   Step 25

You have successfully installed Linux Mint 19.1 by using Oracle VM VBox on Windows PC!

Linux Mint Version

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How to Setup Mint 19 on VirtualBox in Windows PC/Laptop ⇒ Video

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   Final Word

In this article, we have implemented the Linux Mint 18/19.1 setup using VirtualBox on Windows 10. After making a smooth installation, do not forget to install Guest Additions on a VM. Thanks for following us!

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  1. Avatar for Vinicio Vinicio 3 March 2020

    Thanks! Very useful.

    • Avatar for Tolga Bagci Tolga Bagci 3 March 2020

      You’re welcome, Vinicio!


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