How to Install Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia on VMware Workstation 14 Pro? – You can install the Linux Mint operating system on both your physical computer and the virtual machine.
How to Install Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia on VMware Workstation 14 Pro?
You can install Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Cinnamon with virtualization programs such as VMware, VirtualBox or Hyper-V. You can download Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia from here. In our previous article, we implemented the Linux Mint 18.3 operating system installation with Oracle VM VirtualBox. You can browse the article called Linux Mint Installation with VirtualBox from the following link.
You can also browse the VMware Workstation installation on Windows 10.
How to Install Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia on VMware Workstation 14.1.1 Pro in Windows 10?
Follow the steps below for installing Linux Mint step by step using VMware Workstation.
After installing 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 Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia.
In the New Virtual Machine Wizard window, select Custom (Advanced) and click the Next button.
In the VMware hardware compatibility window, make sure that Workstation 14.x is selected, then click Next.
In the Guest Operating System Installation window, select the I will install the operating system later option 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 disk and 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 now and 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 Virtualize Intel 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 Install Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia on VMware Workstation 14 Pro? – 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 18.3. Thanks for following us!
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