How to Install Linux Mint 19.1 using Oracle VM VirtualBox

Installing Linux Mint has always been a relatively simple task. Those who want to install this version should only follow these steps:

Step 1: The first thing we need to do is download the Linux Mint distribution. To download the image file, go directly to https://www.linuxmint.com/download.php and download Mint.

Step 2: Open the VirtualBox after downloading the Linux distribution. If it is not installed on your computer, you can install it here. Or, download and install VirtualBox directly at https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads.

Step 3: After running the program, click New to create a new virtual machine. This screen asks us to put a name and select the operating system type, type Linux Mint as the name and the system type will be selected automatically. In the version, select Other Linux and click Next.

Step 4: In the next window you need to specify the RAM that the virtual machine will use, 1 GB or 2 GB of RAM is enough. After doing this, click Next.

Step 5: If you are going to install and use multiple software on your Linux Mint virtual machine, specify a higher virtual disk capacity in the next window.

Step 6: Finally, configure 1 processor / 1 core for the processor configuration of the virtual machine. If your computer features are powerful, you can specify 2 processors / 2 cores.

Step 7: Mount the downloaded Linux Mint ISO file to your virtual computer.

Step 8: Now run the virtual machine you created and start installing a clean Linux Mint.

Step 9: After the virtual machine starts with Mint 19, press the Install Linux Mint button to start the system setup on the disk.

Step 10: Specify the installation language.

Step 11: Select the keyboard layout.

Step 12: Specify whether you want to install third-party software for graphics, Wi-Fi, flash, MP3, and others.

Step 13: The next menu allows simple partitioning of our disk. Since we are using a virtual disk, select “Erase disk and install Linux Mint“.

If you want to install Mint locally on a partition, you must select “Something else

Step 14: Specify the time zone in the next step.

Step 15: In the next step, specify a new user and machine name.

Step 16: Finally, wait for the Linux Mint installation to complete on the VirtualBox virtual machine.

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