LinuxMint 8: VM Test
Posted by essjae on December 30, 2009
I just noticed that LinuxMint 8 is now out and apparently the 4th most used home OS behind Windows, OS X, and Ubuntu. I wanted to play around with it in a VM before I install it over my LM7 machine.
1st try: WinVPC–no x64 OS support, x86 ISO no joy, added “vga=791 noreplace-paravirt” to the boot parameters, boots ok, no sound error, but no sound either. (install completes, install boots, then the VM crashes and the window closes)
2nd try: Parallels Destop 4 Windows: fail–black screen after booting, hit enter get a “initramfs Unable to find a medium containing a live file system”
3rd try: VMWare Wks 7–boots ok, error about the sound card, no sound
4th try: Virtual Box 3.1–boots ok and sound, installs easy, VMTools installed, no issues
VBox wins this preliminary round