Running a MX Linux VM in Virtualbox 🌱

  1. Download MX Linux Download
  2. Launch Virtualbox
  3. Create a New VM by selecting Machine > New

    Name: MX Linux
    Machine Folder: C:\VMs
    Type: Linux
    Version: Debian (64-bit)
    Memory Size: 4096 MB
    Hard disk: Create a virtual hard disk now

  4. Click Create
  5. On the Create Virtual Hard Disk dialog

    Name the virtual disk image MX Linux.vdi
    File size: 30 GB
    Hard disk file type: VDI
    Storage on physical hard disk: Dynamically Allocated

  6. Click Create
  7. Select the VM and Click Settings
  8. Select System > Processor
  9. Give the VM at least 2 processors
  10. Select Display
  11. Slide the Video Memory to 128 MB
  12. Select Network
  13. Set the attached to dropdown to Bridged Adapter
  14. Select Storage
  15. Click on the CD-ROM drive
  16. Select the disc dropdown to the right > Choose a virtual optical disc file...
  17. Browse to and select the downloaded MX Linux .iso file
  18. Click OK
  19. Make sure the MX Linux VM is selected and click Start > Normal
  20. Press Enter to load MX Linux
  21. Click Close on the MX Welcome dialog box
  22. Click the Installer icon on the desktop
  23. Click Change Keyboard Settings if needed, Click Next
  24. Click Next and then Yes to confirm the partition selection
  25. Click Next
  26. Enter a computer name, domain and workgroup > Click Next
  27. Select a Locale and Timezone > Click Next
  28. Enter a username, user password and root password > Click Next
  29. Wait while MX Linux copies files and installs
  30. Click Finish, the VM will reboot
  31. Arrow down twice and select Boot from Hard Disk > Press Enter
  32. Click Close on the MX Welcome dialog box
  33. Welcome to MX Linux

Optional Steps

  1. Click the Applications button > Search "terminal" > Click Terminal
  2. Run the following commands to install updates
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get clean
  3. Select Devices > Insert Guest Additions CD image...
  4. If the installation autoruns, select Run
  5. Open the Files application > Select the Guest Additions Disc > Right click in the white space > Open terminal here
  6. In the Terminal window run the following commands
    sudo sh ./
    sudo reboot
  7. The VM will reboot
  8. Upon rebooting, you can now full screen the VM and the internal resolution will automatically change to match the window size
  9. Log back in