How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

In this article, we will install Linux Mint 19.1 on the virtual machine using VMware Workstation 15.0.4 virtualization program.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

You can install the Linux Mint operating system on both your physical computer and the virtual machine.

You can install and use the Mint operating system on your computer with virtualization programs such as VMware, VirtualBox or Hyper-V. You can also download the latest version of Mint from here. In the previous article, we installed the Mint 18.3 operating system with Oracle VM VirtualBox. You can reach this article from the link below.

In this article, we will create a new VM using the VMware Workstation 15 Pro virtualization program developed by VMware, and then setup Linux Mint 19.1 / 18.

You can also browse the VMware Workstation installation on Windows 10.

How to Install Mint’s 19.1 Version on VMware Workstation 15 on Windows 10 PC

The latest version of the Mint operating system is 19.1 Tessa. To install Linux Mint 19.1, first install VMware Workstation 15 on your Windows 10 computer. After you setup the latest version of VMware Workstation 15 Pro (15.0.2), you can now proceed to the Linux Mint installation steps after creating a new VM.

To setup Mint’s latest version 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15, follow the instructions below.

   Step 1

Open the VMware Workstation 15 virtualization program and click Create a New VM.

Creating a New Virtual Machine in VMware 15

   Step 2

In the New VM Wizard window, select Custom (Advanced) and click Next.

Welcome to the New Virtual Machine Wizard

   Step 3

To setup Linux Mint, set VMware hardware compatibility to Workstation 15.x and click Next.

VMware Hardware Compatibility

   Step 4

To add the ISO file to the VM at a later time, check I will install the operating system later and click Next.

I will install the operating system later

   Step 5

Select the operating system you will setup in the Select a Guest Operating System window. Select Linux as the following image, then select Ubuntu 64-bit for installation and click Next.

Select a Guest Operating System

   Step 6

Type Linux Mint 19.1 for the VM 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 VM on a different disk.

Name the Virtual Machine

   Step 7

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 virtual machine, click Next to continue.

Adding Processor to Linux Mint Virtual Machine

   Step 8

Add 4 GB RAM to the virtual machine.

Adding RAM to Linux Mint Virtual Machine

   Step 9

Select NAT for VMware network configuration and click Next.

Network Type

   Step 10

Leave the LSI Logic option enabled by default for the SCSI Controller and click Next.

Select I/O Controller Types

   Step 11

Select SCSI as the disk type you will create and click Next.

Select a Disk Type

   Step 12

To create a new virtual disk, select Create a new virtual disk and click Next.

Select a Disk

   Step 13

For Mint installation on VMware, 25 GB virtual disk size will be sufficient. In order to use the virtual machine more efficiently, select the Allocate all disk space now option and select Store virtual disk as a single file and click Next to continue.

Specify Disk Capacity

   Step 14

Leave the location where the virtual disk file will be saved by default and click Next.

Specify Disk File

   Step 15

After you create a new virtual machine, you need to make some necessary adjustments. To do this, click the Customize Hardware button.

Customize Hardware

   Step 16

Click Processors, then select Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI on the right side.

Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI

   Step 17

Click on the CD/DVD device and select Use ISO image file and click Browse button and add the ISO file to virtual machine.

Adding ISO File to Linux Mint VM

   Step 18

Before adding the ISO file to the virtual machine, be sure to perform the Linux Mint ISO verification. Now select the installation image file and click the Open button.

Adding ISO File to Linux Mint VM

   Step 19

After the necessary adjustments, click the Close button to close the window.

Linux Mint Virtual Machine

   Step 20

After preparing the virtual machine, click Finish.

Linux Mint Virtual Machine

   Step 21

Wait while the virtual disk is being created.

Creating Disk

   Step 22

Finally, you must start the virtual machine on VMware and complete the installation. Click Power on this virtual machine.

Starting Linux Mint Virtual Machine

   Step 23

To install Linux Mint 19.1, you can complete the stages below by clicking the image below.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 Step by Step

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 Using VMware on Windows 10 ⇒ Video

You can watch the video below to install Linux Mint on the VMware virtual machine on the Windows 10 operating system, and you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to support us…

Linux Mint 19.1 Setup Video


How to Install Mint 18.3 Sylvia on VM Workstation 14.1.1 Pro in Windows 10

Follow the stages below for installing Mint using VMware Workstation.

   Step 1

After setting up VMware Workstation 14.1.1 Pro, run the VMware virtualization program and then click on Create a New Virtual Machine to create a new virtual machine for Mint 18.3 Sylvia.

Creating a New Virtual Machine in VMware 14

   Step 2

In the New Virtual Machine Wizard window, select Custom (Advanced) and click the Next button.

New Virtual Machine Wizard

   Step 3

In the VMware hardware compatibility window, make sure that Workstation 14.x is selected, then click Next.

VMware 14 Hardware Compatibility

   Step 4

In the Guest Operating System window, select the I will install the operating system later option and click Next to add the ISO file at a later time.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 5

In the Select a Guest Operating System window, select Linux as below and in the Version area select Ubuntu 64-bit and click Next.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 6

In a virtual machine setup with VMware, storing the VM on an external disk will be beneficial in terms of performance. Type a name for the VM and store the location on the Portable HDD.

Once you have located the machine, click Next to continue.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 7

If you are going to run a single 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 Mint 18.3 setup on VMware Workstation 14, 2 processors will suffice. After configuring the processor, click on the Next button.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 8

Assign a 4 GB (4096) RAM value for the VM and click on the Next button.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 9

Select NAT for network configuration and click Next to continue. You can also browse our article called VMware NAT Configuration.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 10

Select LSI Logic (Recommended) and click on the Next button.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 11

To create a new virtual hard disk for Mint 18.3 setup on VMware Workstation 14, select Create a new virtual disk and click Next.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 12

You can change the recommended disk size for the VM. You need to configure the HDD space to allocate for the machine performance by selecting Allocate all disk space now and Store virtual disk as a single file.

After configuring the virtual hard disk settings, click on the Next button and wait for the virtual HDD to be created.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 13

Leave the location of the virtual HDD to be created as default and click on the Next button.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 14

The following image contains VM summary information for setting up Mint on VMware Workstation 14. If you want to add new hardware or delete existing hardware, click the Customize Hardware button.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 15

Open the Mint 18.3 virtual machine hardware configuration on VMware and select Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI from the Processors section and click the Close button to save the settings.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 16

Click the Finish button to close the Linux virtual machine summary window.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 17

Wait while the hard disk is creating for the Linux virtual machine.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 18

Click on CD/DVD (SATA) to add the Linux 18.3 Sylvia ISO file to the virtual machine.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 19

Click on the Browse button to add the ISO file from the Linux 18.3 virtual machine settings window, select the ISO file and click on the OK button.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 20

To start the installation with VMware, click on Power on this virtual machine.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 21

In the Welcome to Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit Boot screen, press Enter on Start Linux Mint.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 22

Once you have the Linux Mint open, double-click on Install Linux Mint.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 23

Make your Mint operating system language setting and click the Continue button.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 24

If you want to setup third-party applications, you need to select Install third-party software… In this article, we will not setup 3rd party applications because we will use Linux Mint as a VM. Click on the Continue button to continue the installation.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 25

We will select Erase disk and install Linux Mint option because we will use the Mint on a single HDD. Click the Install Now button.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 26

Click the Continue button to write the changes to the disk.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 27

Select the region you live in and click Continue.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 28

Configure your keyboard layout and then click the Continue button.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 29

You need to create a new user for the VM. After defining a new user, click the Continue button.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 30

Wait while installing a Linux virtual machine on VMware Workstation 14.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 31

Once you have successfully installed Linux Mint on VMware, click Restart Now.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 32

Press Enter to remove the setup media.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 33

Type your username and password that you created.

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

   Step 34

We have successfully completed the Mint 18.3 Sylvia installation using VMware Workstation 14 on Windows 10!

How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 on VMware Workstation 15.0.4

How to Install Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia on VM Workstation 14 Pro ⇒ Video

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Linux Mint 18 Setup Video


How to Setup Mint 19 on VM Workstation 14

Mint 19 was named as “Tara“. Mint 19 will receive Security Updates until 19, 2023.

Linux Mint 19 innovations include:

  1. Timeshift
  2. Update Manager
  3. Welcome Screen
  4. Software Manager
  5. Cinnamon 3.8
  6. HiDPI
  7. XApps improvements
  8. Other improvements
  9. Artwork improvements
  10. Main components

To download the ISO file, visit https://linuxmint.com/download.php. After downloading the Linux Mint 19 Tara ISO file to your computer, you can setup Linux 19 using VMware Workstation 14 on Windows 10 operating system.

To install Mint’s version 19 on VMware Workstation 14, you can watch the following video!

Linux Mint 19 Setup Video

   Final Word

In this article, we have implemented the Linux Mint’s 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 VM by installing VMware Tools for Mint. Thanks for following us!

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