What's the best way to virtualize Linux Mint 19 under W10 Pro?

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  1. Compumind's Avatar
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       08 Jul 2018 #1

    What's the best way to virtualize Linux Mint 19 under W10 Pro?


    Hi all -

    I'm considering virtualizing Linux Mint 19 if possible under W10 Pro, so I need some ideas...

    Found this, but it is not exactly entertaining, lol - need an easier way. Virtualbox? Hyper-V?

    Code:
    https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=245587
    Suggestions welcome and thanks!
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  2.    08 Jul 2018 #2

    Linux Mint will run in any mainstream emulator. However, you cannot get sound in Hyper-v with Linux as you can only install Linux in basic mode.
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  3.    08 Jul 2018 #3

    cereberus said: View Post
    Linux Mint will run in any mainstream emulator. However, you cannot get sound in Hyper-v with Linux as you can only install Linux in basic mode.
    cereberus: Emulator? So Mint for different instruction set exists? I don't think so.

    Compumind: There is no "one best type-2 hypervisor for everyone". The most used ones are: vmplayer, vmwksta, virtualbox, hyperv. Compare their properties and select one which fits your needs.
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  4. Kari's Avatar
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       08 Jul 2018 #4

    muchomurka said: View Post
    cereberus: Emulator? So Mint for different instruction set exists? I don't think so.

    Compumind: There is no "one best type-2 hypervisor for everyone". The most used ones are: vmplayer, vmwksta, virtualbox, hyperv. Compare their properties and select one which fits your needs.
    Hyper-V is type 1 hypervisor.
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  5.    08 Jul 2018 #5

    Strictly technically, yes, you're right. But:

    However, unlike guests, the host OS is special in that it has direct access to all the hardware, which means that applications with special hardware requirements can still run without issues in the host OS.

    Hybrid implementation.
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  6. Kari's Avatar
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       08 Jul 2018 #6

    muchomurka said: View Post
    Strictly technically, yes, you're right.
    Not only "strictly technically".

    To run Hyper-V, system hypervisor must be present and turned on before Windows kernel is loaded. That makes it a genuine type 1 hypervisor.

    For type 2 hypervisors, system hypervisor must be turned off before booting to Windows or they do not run. Exception: at least earlier, don't know how it is today because I have no interest in Virtual Box and have not used it in several years, VirtualBox could run 32 bit guest OS even when hypervisor is on.

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    This allows type 2 hypervisors to run, but as true type 1 hypervisor, Hyper-V can't start virtual machines without system hypervisor:

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    The difference is extremely clear, not only technicality.

    Kari
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  7.    08 Jul 2018 #7

    Compumind said:
    I'm considering virtualizing Linux Mint 19 if possible under W10 Pro, so I need some ideas...

    Found this, but it is not exactly entertaining, lol - need an easier way. Virtualbox? Hyper-V?
    I created a Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon x64 VM using VMware Workstation running in Windows 10 Pro (1709 Build 16299.248) and had no issues at all. This may be because I included the option to add graphic support files at install time:
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    Hope this helps...
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  8. Compumind's Avatar
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       08 Jul 2018 #8

    RickC said: View Post
    I created a Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon x64 VM using VMware Workstation running in Windows 10 Pro (1709 Build 16299.248) and had no issues at all. This may be because I included the option to add graphic support files at install time:
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    Hope this helps...
    Hi Rick -

    Will it work under the free VMware product?
    Workstation is not free like Linux, lol.

    Iím surprised that it wonít fully work with Hyper-V.

    Thanks to all for the replies. 😬
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  9.    08 Jul 2018 #9

    muchomurka said: View Post
    cereberus: Emulator? So Mint for different instruction set exists? I don't think so.

    Compumind: There is no "one best type-2 hypervisor for everyone". The most used ones are: vmplayer, vmwksta, virtualbox, hyperv. Compare their properties and select one which fits your needs.
    I meant vmware, virtualbox etc.
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  10.    09 Jul 2018 #10

    Compumind said:
    Will it work under the free VMware product?
    I don't use it but can't think of a reason why it shouldn't also work with VMware Player.
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