How to Install Linux in Windows 11 using a Virtualbox

How to Install Linux in Windows 11 using a Virtualbox

Installing Linux is straightforward but some settings are critical otherwise errors will occur.

In this article, I will install Linux Mint 21.3 ‘Virginia’ Cinnamon Edition inside Windows 11 using Oracle’s VirtualBox 7.0.

System requirements:

  • 1GB RAM (2GB recommended for comfortable usage).
  • 15GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • 1024×768 resolution (on lower resolutions, press ALT to drag windows with the mouse if they don’t fit in the screen).
  • It works out of the box, with full multimedia support and is extremely easy to use.
  • It’s both free of cost and open source. (Support welcome with donations)
  • It’s community-driven. Users are encouraged to send feedback to the project so that their ideas can be used to improve Linux Mint.
  • The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI.

When you first boot, Linux Mint starts a live session. Then click install.

Our Step-by-step Instructional guide on how to configure the installation of Linux in VirtualBox

Linux comes in the form of an ISO image (an .iso file) which can be used to make a bootable DVD or USB stick and in this instance added as a virtual CDrom.

The files needed to run inside Windows 10 / 11 / 12 to download is VirtualBox

ISO Download Page: Click here

From version 20 onward, only 64-bit is available.

Cinnamon1.8GB64-bitSleek, modern, innovative edition desktop
MATE1.9GB64-bitStable, robust, traditional edition desktop
Xfce1.8GB64-bitLight, simple, efficient edition desktop

If you have an INTEL processor then have a look at the FREE Intel® Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager software.

To make a Bootable USB stick for installing fresh onto a computer, the following software can do it – RUFUS / Etcher / Unetbootin

Other FREE BSD Linux Operating System Distros

Not noticed before, but EndeavourOS 22 (based on Arch Linux) has appeared up in the TOP 10.

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