I'm a big fan of the new run of live discs we've seen in the last few years and use Linux natively quite often however, it is common for me to have to use a windows machine so a virtual machine is a great way to have access to a Linux terminal, ssh and other cool tools without having to use Putty, Poderosa or Cygwin, dual booting or swapping between machines.
However, I wish to use a distro of my own choosing and change the amount of CPU's and RAM available, as the default in many cases is only 256 Mb RAM and 1 CPU (I'm referring of course to dual and quad core CPUs not clustering). I find very few sources on how to create a virtual machine for free or without having to use Microsoft's Virtual PC
I will probably use Virtual Box or VMWare Player. I would like to use Linux Mint 6 (Main Edition
32/64) as the choice distro.
Please can I have some input on building one. Thanks in advance.