The beauty with VirtualBox is you can try a specific distro in a virtual machine without messing up your physical computer. So I tried to install the latest release of Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE)
For newbies who are spoiled with the usability of the original Linux Mint which is based on Ubuntu, LMDE is bound to scratch your head. These are the specs that make it to a successfull install.
32 GB hard disk
Root Partition: 4GB (size), 2.95GB (used), 1.05GB (unused)
Home Partition: 28GB (size), 621.85MB (used), 27.39GB (unused)
Boot: GRUB on /dev/sda
It is important to note that the VM fails to install if the root partition is less than 3GB. The Linux Mint blog says that the minimum hard disk space is 4GB.
To install Guest Additions,
Will update upon taking it to spin and see if these settings will work…