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How To Install MX Linux On VMWare Workstation

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 Workstation


  2. Select Custom Configuration Wizard

    What Type of Configuration Do you Want

  3. Select Virtual Machine Hardware Compatibilityrkstation

    Which Hardware Feature are Needed For This virtual Machine

  4. Select the operating system media

    Guest Operating Sustem Installation

  5. Select the guest operating system

    Guest Operating System

  6. Name the virtual machine name and location

    Virtual Machine Name

  7. Allocate the processor

    Processor Configuration

  8. Allocate the memory for the virtual machine

    Memorry for The Virtual Machine

  9. Choose the network configuration

    Network Type

  10. Select the I/O control type

    Select Controller Types

  11. Select the disk type

    Select a Disk Type

  12. Select the virtual disk

    Select a Disk

  13. Select the disk capacity

    Specify Disk Capacity

  14. Browse the virtual disk

    Specify Disk File

  15. Click Finish

    Read To Create Virual Machine

  16. Click Close Botton

    Virtual Machie Created

  17. Supply the MX Linux ISO image.

    Virtual Machine Settings

  18. Power on the virtual machine

    Other Linux 5.x ad Later 64-bit

  19. Boot the MX Linux

    MX LINUX Booting

  20. MX-19.4 patito feo – Press Close Button

    MX Welcome

  21. Dubble click on the Installer icon to fire up the installation

    MX Welcome One

  22. Select the keyboard settings

    MX Linux Installer

  23. Select the disk to install MX Linux operating system

    MX Linux Installer One

  24. Format the disk

    MX Linux Installer Two

  25. Installation In Progress

    MX Linux Installer Three

  26. Select the Computer Network Name

    MX Linux Installer Four

  27. Select the Localization Defaults and Time Zone.

    MX Linux Installer Five

  28. Create a User Account

    MX Linux Installer Six

  29. Waite files to the disk

    Installation In Progress

  30. Complete the Installation

    MX Linux Installer Seven

  31. Reboot the VM

    MX 19.4 (patito feo) One

  32. boot the machine

    Welcome to MX-Linux

  33. MX Linux desktop

    MX LINUX 19 Main Screen One

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This is how you should install MX Linux on VMWare Workstation. We hope this tutorial post will help you in installing MX Linux on VMWare Workstation. Thanks for reading this post. Please share this post and help to secure the digital world. Visit our social media page on FacebookLinkedInTwitterTelegramTumblr, & Medium and subscribe to receive updates like this.

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