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MX Linux is another popular Linux distribution in the Linux community. It is the perfect match for both servers and desktops as it inherits the package from the Debian platform. Now it is available for various hardware from large-size servers to tiny single-board computers like Raspberry Pi. It sounds incomplete if you don’t put your hands on this Linux distribution. Let’s see how to install MX Linux on VMWare Workstation. Well, you can install the MX Linux directly on your local machine, however, it is good to try it on the virtual machine.

What Is MX Linux

MX Linux is a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS communities, using the best tools and talents from each distro. It is a midweight Linux OS based on Debian Linux which is designed to combine an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability, solid performance, and a medium-sized footprint. MX Linux ships with Xfce as its default desktop environment but also supports other popular desktop environments such as KDE, Gnome, Mate, and LXDE. MX Linux is also available in a 64-bit version. All these factors made this Linux suitable for both beginners and advanced users.

There are many ways to get MX Linux. The recommended way is to download the MX Linux ISO from the official website and create a bootable USB drive using Etcher (for Windows, Mac, and Linux) or Rufus (for Windows). Once you have created the bootable USB drive, simply boot from it and follow the on-screen instructions to install MX Linux. If you want to try MX Linux without installing it, you can use live mode. To do this, select the “Live” option from the boot menu. This will boot you into a live session of MX Linux where you can explore all the features without making any changes to your system.

If you don’t want to try this on your system hardware, there is another popular way to install and run the MX Linux simultaneously with your host operating system. We are talking about virtual machines. Let’s try MX Linux on VMWare. 

Prerequisites To Install MX Linux On VMWare Workstation:

To install MX Linux on VMWare Workstation you just need a physical machine, VMWare Workstation Pro or Player, and a Red Hat Enterprise ISO image.

  1. A host system with minimum:
    • 8 GB of memory
    • A quad core CPU
    • 500 GB of Hard Drive
  2. VMWare Workstation Pro or Player application:
  3. MX Linux ISO image is to install on VMWare Workstation.

How To Install MX Linux On VMWare Workstation?

Time needed: 30 minutes.

How to Install MX Linux on VMWare Workstation?

    1. Fier up VMWare WorkstationWORKSTATION 16 PRO
    2. Select Custom Configuration WizardWhat Type of Configuration Do you Want
    3. Select Virtual Machine Hardware CompatibilityrkstationWhich Hardware Feature are Needed For This virtual Machine
    4. Select the operating system mediaGuest Operating Sustem Installation
    5. Select the guest operating systemGuest Operating System
    6. Name the virtual machine name and locationVirtual Machine Name
    7. Allocate the processorProcessor Configuration
    8. Allocate the memory for the virtual machineMemorry for The Virtual Machine
    9. Choose the network configurationNetwork Type
    10. Select the I/O control typeSelect Controller Types
    11. Select the disk typeSelect a Disk Type
    12. Select the virtual diskSelect a Disk
    13. Select the disk capacitySpecify Disk Capacity
    14. Browse the virtual diskSpecify Disk File
    15. Click FinishRead To Create Virual Machine
    16. Click Close BottonVirtual Machie Created
    17. Supply the MX Linux ISO image.Virtual Machine Settings
    18. Power on the virtual machineOther Linux 5.x ad Later 64-bit
    19. Boot the MX LinuxMX LINUX Booting
    20. MX-19.4 patito feo – Press Close ButtonMX Welcome
    21. Dubble click on the Installer icon to fire up the installationMX Welcome One
    22. Select the keyboard settingsMX Linux Installer
    23. Select the disk to install MX Linux operating systemMX Linux Installer One
    24. Format the diskMX Linux Installer Two
    25. Installation In ProgressMX Linux Installer Three
    26. Select the Computer Network NameMX Linux Installer Four
    27. Select the Localization Defaults and Time Zone.MX Linux Installer Five
    28. Create a User AccountMX Linux Installer Six
    29. Waite files to the diskInstallation In Progress
    30. Complete the InstallationMX Linux Installer Seven
    31. Reboot the VMMX 19.4 (patito feo) One
    32. boot the machineWelcome to MX-Linux
    33. MX Linux desktopMX LINUX 19 Main Screen One

     

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