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November 27, 2016

How to Install Mageia 5 Linux on VMware Tutorial

Mageia Linux 5
Mageia Linux 5 Installation on VMware

Step by step tutorial on how to install Mageia 5 Linux on VMware Workstation or VMware Player. We also install VMware Tools on Mageia Linux 5 for better performance and usability. This tutorial also helps for installing Mageia 5 on physical computer or laptop hardware.

Mageia 5 Linux Installation Steps:

  1. Download Mageia Linux 5 ISO
  2. Create VM on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools in Mageia Linux

Installing Mageia 5 Linux on VMware Video Tutorial

What is Mageia Linux?

Mageia is a RPM-based Linux operating system, distributed as free and open source software. It is forked from the Mandriva Linux distribution. Mageia is the first Linux distribution where MariaDB replaced MySQL. Unlike Mandriva, which is a commercial entity, the Mageia project is a community project and a non-profit organisation whose goal is to develop a free Linux-based operating system.
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Mageia 5 New Features and Improvements

Mageia 5 features UEFI support (though not Secure Boot), version 3.19 of the Linux kernel, KDE 4.14 and GNOME 3.14. Cinnamon, MATE, Plasma, LXQt and Xfce desktop are also available. Installation media, live discs and a network install ISO are offered as download options. Lots of bug fixes in the installer and the control center, including bugs dating back from before the Mageia fork that the work on UEFI support made prominent. Btrfs is now supported as a primary filesystem, though ext4 remains the default - when selecting it for /boot (or / without a separate /boot partition) grub2 will be automatically chosen and configured.

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