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Installation of Mint 17.1 Cinnamon on VMWare

It's been 2.5 years since I posted an installation guide of installing Ubuntu 12.10 on VMWare Workstation but the release of Linux Mint 17.1 has prompted me to write an updated guide. This is the third of my guides, acting mostly as a memo for a quick install of new distros on VMWare, my first one written in 2009 (Linux on VMWare with later additions of other posts full of little hints and reminders (e.g. fonts, keymaps)).IngredientsPlease note that these instructions work for most distros, although this post focuses on Mint 17.1A downloaded ISO image of your favourite distro (Mint, Mint LMDE, Ubuntu, Debian)A newly created virtual machine with 2-8GB of RAM, a 40-60GB disk and a couple of CPU cores.InstallationMount the ISO image to your VM's optical drive and boot it up, then follow the instructions to install your distro selecting your preferences (timezone, keyboard layout, etc.). For accessing your VM via ssh from your host, it helps if your Linux account has the same user…