Help with Virtualbox Installation of Linux Mint 14.1 MATE 32-bit
Every now and again I do try a new Linux distro, just to keep a bit in touch with things. I've got a couple of linux servers running, but as a means to an end, and not to experiment with Linux (Hadoop Clusters, LAMPs, NAS, ...). For those I used to use Red Hat (before it became Fedora), then Fedora, and the last 5 years or so I've been using Ubuntu.
I've recently set up my Hadoop clusters in ubuntu 12.4, and read about a new Linux Mint release: 14(.1). For an eclipse based IDE (with app servers) I usually go for more of those desktop oriented stuf, so I wanted to give it a go.
My usual work method is to test it out on virtualbox. In trying to install I ran into a problem (that I've seen before), that I couldn't quickly solve by checking the InterDaWeb, but is quite easily solved. So, just a quick heads-up for the people that may experience the same thing
When setting up a new VM, and starting the install, system hangs on this part:
--> Yep, the first screen :) After a short while there's no disk nor CD activity anymore.
I tried rebooting, and pressing F2 to get the menu:
Besides the normal start, I also tried the integrity check, but the system was unresponsive as well.
Just as a guess, I tried the compatibility mode as well, and that quickly revealed the problem:
So, that sure rang a bell :) I've had that problem before. The quick and easy fix:
- shut down the VM (otherwise you can't change settings)
- go into Settings - System - Processer, and check the box for "enable PAE/NX.
- Start up the VM again
That's all, for me it solved my problem, and hopefully this will prevent some people from having to look too hard for this tip !