Since OP likes MX-14, wants to use VM and does not hanker to use the CLI
, allow me to make a couple suggestions:
Take a look at the MEPIS tutorials
(also the very helpful forum
Take advantage of the award-winning script smxi
, which will allow useful post-install customizations & upgrades. This script is built-in with antiX and MX-14 "Symbiosis"
a) in order to use smxi, user will have to create a root password; to do so, 'shell out' to the console (tty 1-6) with Ctrl-Alt-F1 thru F6 (return to GUI with F7)
b) log in and enter the command
, at which enter user password then new root passwd twice. (I recommend doing this offline). Root is set.
c) repeat step a) and enter the command
, then enter the newly created root passwd to become root.
d) now, as root, simply enter
at the prompt in a console, and the script begins. NOTE: Be cautious and do not change things unfamiliar with -- choose "upgrade" rather than "dist-upgrade," and skip going to graphics or changing the kernel for now -- just look at what is available and jot down questions.
e) when script finishes or you choose to exit, simply type in < init 6 > to reboot -- I am assuming use of BIOS and do not know if this is allowable in a VM -- or use < reboot >
The User's Manual
may prove helpful, as well.