The purpose of this article is to show how we can create Linux Mint virtual machine using Oracle Virtual Box. To install Linux Mint we have to download the ISO file from its website i.e. http://www.linuxmint.com. Once you open the link you will see a download option at the right side of the page, go to the download page from the menu :
You can download 32 bit or 63 bit image and I am using 32 bit as my system is with 32 bit OS . I have downloaded and kept it on my specific directory where I can map to my Virtual Box while installing it.
Now open the VMBox and click on New to create virtual machine and map the ISO image to proceed with installing. Once you set up all the necessary settings on memory space and disk space you will see the screen like below and then you can click on start button to start the installation.
Give any name to the virtual machine and select the type and version , click Next:
Select the memory size you want the VM to have – I am using 1GB of RAM i.e. 1024 MB approximately.
Once you see the screen like above double click on the CD or DVD icon naming Install Linux Mint to install on the hard drive.