How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 / Linux Mint 18 on VMware Workstation 15 / VMware Workstation 14? – You can install the Linux Mintoperating system on both your physical computer and the virtual machine.
How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 / Linux Mint 18 on VMware Workstation 15 / VMware Workstation 14?
You can install and use the Linux Mint operating system on your computer with virtualization programs such as VMware, VirtualBoxor Hyper-V. You can also download the latest version of Linux Mint from here. In the previous article, we installed the Linux Mint 18.3 operating system with Oracle VM VirtualBox. You can reach this article from the link below.
To add the Linux Mint iso file to the virtual machine at a later time, check I will install the operating system later and click Next.
Select the operating system you will install in the Select a Guest Operating System window. Select Linux as the following image, then select Ubuntu 64-bit for Linux Mint installation and click Next.
Type Linux Mint 19.1 for the virtual machine name. You can also configure the installation location of your virtual machine as your External HDD by clicking the Browse button because it is useful to store the virtual machine on a different disk.
Depending on your computer’s hardware performance, you can configure 2 CPUs and 2 cores to make Linux Mint faster on VMware. You can change the values here as you like.
After configuring the processor settings for the Linux Mint virtual machine, click Next to continue.
Add 4 GB RAM to the Linux Mint virtual machine.
Select NATfor VMware network configuration and click Next.
Leave the LSI Logic option enabled by default for the SCSI Controller and click Next.
Select SCSI as the disk type you will create and click Next.
To create a new virtual disk for Linux Mint, select Create a new virtual disk and click Next.
For Linux Mint installation on VMware, 25 GB virtual disk size will be sufficient. In order to use the Linux Mint virtual machine more efficiently, select the Allocate all disk space now option and select Store virtual disk as a single fileand click Next to continue.
Leave the location where the virtual disk file will be saved by default and click Next.
After you create a new virtual machine for the Linux Mint 19.1 installation, you need to make some necessary adjustments. To do this, click the Customize Hardware button.
Click Processors, then select Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI on the right side.
Click on the CD/DVD device and select Use ISO image file and click Browse button and add Linux Mint 19.1 ISO file to virtual machine.
Before adding the ISO file to the virtual machine, be sure to perform the Linux Mint ISO verification. Now select the Linux Mint installation image file and click the Open button.
After the necessary adjustments, click the Close button to close the window.
After preparing the Linux Mint virtual machine, click Finish.
Wait while the virtual disk is being created.
Finally, you must start the Linux Mint virtual machine on VMware and complete the installation. Click Power on this virtual machine.
To install Linux Mint 19.1 step by step, you can complete the steps below by clicking the image below.
How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 Using VMware on Windows 10 ⇒ Video
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How to Install Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia on VMware Workstation 14.1.1 Pro in Windows 10?
In the Guest Operating System Installation window, select the I will install the operating system lateroption and click Next to add the Linux Mint 18.3 ISO file at a later time.
In the Select a Guest Operating System window, select Linux as below and in the Version area select Ubuntu 64-bit and click Next.
In a virtual machine setup with VMware, storing the virtual machine on an external disk will be beneficial in terms of performance. Type a name for the Linux Mint virtual machine and store the location on the Portable HDD.
Once you have located the Linux Mint virtual machine, click Next to continue.
If you are going to run a single virtual machine on VMware and your computer is highly featured, you can define two processors or a dual core processor in the Processor Configuration window.
For Linux Mint 18.3 installation on VMware Workstation 14, 2 processors will suffice. After configuring the Linux Mint virtual machine processor, click on the Next button.
Assign a 4 GB (4096) RAM value for the Linux Mint virtual machine and click on the Next button.
Select NAT for virtual machine network configuration and click Next to continue. You can also browse our article called VMware NAT Configuration.
Select LSI Logic (Recommended) and click on the Next button.
To create a new virtual hard disk for Linux Mint 18.3 installation on VMware Workstation 14, select Create a new virtual diskand click Next.
You can change the recommended disk size for the Linux Mint virtual machine. You need to configure the HDD space to allocate for the Linux Mint virtual machine performance by selecting Allocate all disk space nowand Store virtual disk as a single file.
After configuring the Linux Mint virtual hard disk settings, click on the Next button and wait for the virtual HDD to be created.
Leave the location of the virtual HDD to be created as default and click on the Next button.
The following image contains virtual machine summary information for installing Linux Mint on VMware Workstation 14. If you want to add new hardware or delete existing hardware, click the Customize Hardware button.
Open the Linux Mint 18.3 virtual machine hardware configuration on VMware and select VirtualizeIntel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI from the Processors section and click the Close button to save the settings.
Click the Finish button to close the Linux Mint virtual machine summary window.
Wait while the hard disk is creating for the Linux Mint virtual machine.
Click on CD/DVD (SATA) to add the Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia ISO file to the virtual machine.
Click on the Browse button to add the ISO file from the Linux Mint 18.3 virtual machine settings window, select the ISO file and click on the OK button.
To start Linux Mint installation with VMware, click on Power on this virtual machine.
In the Welcome to Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit Boot screen, press Enter on Start Linux Mint.
Once you have the Linux Mint open, double-click on Install Linux Mint.
Make your Linux Mint operating system language setting and click the Continue button.
If you want to install third-party applications, you need to select Install third-party software… In this article, we will not install 3rd party applications because we will use Linux Mint as a virtual machine. Click on the Continue button to continue the installation.
We will select Erase disk and install Linux Mint option because we will use the Linux Mint on a single HDD. Click the Install Now button.
Click the Continue button to write the changes to the disk.
Select the region you live in and click Continue.
Configure your keyboard layout and click the Continue button to proceed with the Linux Mint installation.
You need to create a new user for the Linux Mint virtual machine. After defining a new user, click the Continue button.
Wait while it is installing Linux Mint on VMware Workstation 14 Pro.
Once you have successfully installed Linux Mint on VMware, click Restart Now.
Press Enter to remove the Linux Mint installation media.
Type your username and password that you created.
We have successfully completed the Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia installation using VMware Workstation 14 on Windows 10!
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How to Linux Mint 19 on VMware Workstation 14?
Linux Mint 19 was named as “Tara“. Linux Mint 19 will receive Security Updates until 19, 2023.
Linux Mint 19 innovations include:
To download the Linux Mint 19 ISO file, visit https://linuxmint.com/download.php. After downloading the Linux Mint 19 Tara ISO file to your computer, you can install Linux Mint 19 using VMware Workstation 14 on Windows 10 operating system.
To install Linux Mint 19 on VMware Workstation 14, you can watch the following video!
In this article, we have implemented the Linux Mint setup with the VMware Workstation virtualization program. In our next article, we will examine how to do file exchange between our physical computer and the virtual machine by installing VMware Tools for Linux Mint. Thanks for following us!
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