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Install a Linux distro in VirtualBox

Posted 04-06-2022 at 04:26 AM by beachboy2
Updated 04-06-2022 at 06:30 AM by beachboy2

I am assuming that you have already installed VirtualBox and that your CPU supports virtualization, using either Intel VT-x or AMD-V (SVM) which has been enabled in the BIOS.

The ISO file for the Linux distro (e.g. MX Linux) to be installed in VirtualBox has been downloaded to the user’s Downloads directory.

Open VirtualBox and click on New.

1. Enter a descriptive name into the Name box (e.g. MX Linux).
2. Select Linux as the Type.
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Debian links for those New to Debian

Posted 08-03-2021 at 07:40 PM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 01-28-2022 at 10:34 AM by craigevil (updated links)

# Official Debian Links
# A Brief History of Debian
# Debian FAQ:
# Debian Install Guide
# DebianIRC -
# Debian Pure Blends
# Debian -- Reasons to Choose Debian -
# Debian...
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Getting fancy with installs

Posted 03-02-2019 at 07:36 AM by schulidr (An open source user evolution)

I feel pretty good about where things have come in the past few days. I have resolved to setting a couple attainable goals before I continue on in any more of an aggressive manner. I have to remember that I start school in the fall which I am sure will be a time hog, but at the same time, could possibly give me my fill for learning. I guess we shall see. Onto what's been going on lately!

My focus for now has to be on continued reading and understanding the book “Code” I am reading....
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15-year-old desktop kept alive with Debian 9 and Xfce (but not GNOME)

Posted 06-29-2018 at 11:25 AM by flshope

I have a 15-year-old Pogo Linux Altura desktop machine using an AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2400+ 2GHz processor. I call it Pogo2003. The machine has 1 GB of RAM and two 120 GB hard disks. Despite its age, the machine shows no indication of hardware deterioration. So it has become a bit of an obsession and hobby of mine to keep it running with a current operating system. It serves as one of two backups to my primary machine (Pogo2011), which is only seven years old.

Until recently, the machine...
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Installing Linux on a new SSD (in a desktop PC with a second hard drive)

Posted 02-08-2016 at 09:31 AM by beachboy2
Updated 07-21-2017 at 02:16 AM by beachboy2

If, like me, you have a lot of data and a suitable conventional hard drive (HDD), then I recommend that you just buy the smallest, good-quality SSD you can find.

30GB or 60GB is more than enough to accommodate a Linux distro.

6 SSDs to consider:

NB Do bear in mind that cheaper, smaller capacity versions of the these drives are available in addition...
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