How to Install Linux Mint 19.2 using VMware Workstation

This video shows you how to setup Linux Mint 19.2 on a new virtual machine using VM Workstation 15 (15.5.0) Pro on Windows 10.

How to Run Linux Mint on VMware Virtual Machine

To build Linux Mint 19.2 on virtual machine:

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Step 1: If you have not previously installed VMware on your Windows computer, refer to the video below.

VMware 14: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Uf9-6SPiMY
VMware 15: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9jAOP_mPTM

Step 2: After installing VMware Workstation, if you want to install a Linux operating system, you either need to do a new system installation with an ISO image file or you can download and import an already installed virtual machine (VMDK). Additionally, you can download the ISO file to your computer by visiting the link below.

https://linuxmint.com/download.php

Step 3: We recommend that you install a Linux Mint from scratch. Now open your VMware virtualization program and click Create a New Virtual Machine.

Step 4: In the New Virtual Machine Wizard window that opens, select Custom (advanced) and continue with Next.

Step 5: Configure VMware Hardware Compatibility from the pop-up window to Workstation 15.x.

Step 6: First select a new VM to add the ISO file and then click I will install the operating system later.

Step 7: In the Select a Guest Operating System window, select Ubuntu 64-bit, and then click Next.

Step 8: In the Name the Virtual Machine window, type a name for the machine you will create, and in the Location section, select the location where you want to store it. You can get great performance if you run the Linux VM on an external HDD or SSD!

Step 9: Configure 1 processor / 1 core for the Linux Mint machine.

Step 10: In the Memory for the Virtual Machine window, add 2 or 4 GB of RAM to your virtual computer.

Step 11: In the Network Type window, select Use Network Address Translation (NAT) and click Next.

Step 12: In the Select I / O Controller Types window, leave the LSI Logic option as the default and continue with Next.

Step 13: Select the type of Disk (SCSI).

Step 14: In the Select a Disk window, you must select the Create a new virtual disk option to install Linux Mint on a new VM. If you downloaded a VMDK file, you must select Use an existing virtual disk to import it.

Step 15: In the Specify Disk Capacity window, allocate 20 or 30 GB of HDD space. In addition, enable the following two options in this window for HDD performance.

Allocate all disk space now
Store virtual disk as a single file

Step 16: In the Ready to Create Virtual Machine window, click the Customize Hardware button, select Processors, and then select Intel VT-x/EPT and CPU Performance Counters in the Virtualization Engine area.

Step 17: Save your settings and click Finish to wait for a new virtual computer to be created.

Step 18: After creating the virtual computer, add the Mint ISO file to the CD/DVD (SATA) device and click OK.

Step 19: Now run the Linux Mint virtual machine and start the installation.

Step 20: Watch the entire video for a Linux Mint installation from scratch!


How to Install Linux Mint 19.1

This video shows you the steps to setup the 19.1 version using the virtualization program on Windows 10 PC/Laptop.

NOTE: You can also install it with VMware Workstation 15.0.4 Pro by following the steps in the video.

To setup Linux operating system on Workstation 14:

Step 1: If you have not done VMware installation on Windows 10 before, please refer to the following video or article.

Video: ➦ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Uf9-6SPiMY

Step 2: After installing VM Workstation 14, download the ISO file.

Step 3: To create a new virtual machine on VMware, click Create a New Virtual Machine.

Step 4: When creating a virtual machine for Mint 19, select Ubuntu 64-bit in the operating system selection window and specify a minimum 2 GB RAM value for the VM.

Step 5: After creating Mint VM, add the downloaded ISO file to the VM.

Step 6: Run the VM.

Step 7: Watch the entire video to install Mint 19 on VM.

Step 8: After installing your system, do not forget to install VM Tools!


How to Setup Linux Mint 18

This video shows you the steps to setup Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Cinnamon 64 Bit step by step using the VM Workstation 14 virtualization program on Windows 10 operating system.

To configure Linux Mint 18.3:

NOTE: You can setup the Mint 18.3 and 19.1 version on VM Workstation 15 Pro by following this video.

Step 1: Download Mint 18.3 from https://linuxmint.com/download.php.

Step 2: Download VMware 14.1.1 Pro from https://www.vmware.com/products/workstation-pro/workstation-pro-evaluation.html

Step 3: Install VM Workstation 14.1.1 Pro on Windows 10.

Step 4: Create a new virtual machine for installation in VM Workstation 14.1.1 Pro

Step 5: Activate Intel/AMD virtualization feature in the virtual machine.

Step 6: Insert the 18.3 ISO file to the virtual machine.

Step 7: Watch the Mint installation video.

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