Parallels running Linux Mint on MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Linux Virtual Machine' started by Parallels User, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. I use Mint on a laptop so I know all the tweaks and tips to running Linux in a laptop environment.
    Has anyone experimented with setting up a laptop Mint environment under Parallels to maximize battery time, reduce SSD wear, etc ?
    I would assume that the normal "bare metal" setup tips apply to a VM under Parallels but I am not sure how much Parallels gets in the way.
    Does Parallels queue up commits to disk, recognize SSD vs HDD and so on and try to tune for a laptop?
    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. ManmeetB

    ManmeetB Bit poster

    From your question, you seem like a really nerdy guy :) :) I don't have an answer to your question but I have a question: Are you able to install Parallels Tools on Mint on Parallels 13 on Mac?
  3. Yes - Parallels tools installs fine on a 2015 MBP running High Sierra. I have had some issues using it on OpenSuSE.
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  4. ManmeetB

    ManmeetB Bit poster

    Thank you for the comment. I am having difficulty installing parallels tools on manjaro-kde-17.1.2-stable-x86_64.iso on Mac. Parallels support group provided me with a link on how to unmount the cdrom and re-install parallels toolkit manually but that process ended in an error. I opened a ticket with them. did you any had any issues while installing?

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  5. I am assuming you are talking about the tools added to Parallels Desktop not the new Parallels Toolbox app. I had no problems on High Sierra with Ububtu and Mint. OpenSuSE used to need a manual install but they seem to have fixed that. I ended up asking myself what added feature I needed with the tools. I ended up not using the tools and running Mint full screen. Every time I installed a Linux kernel patch I ended up having to reinstall the Parallels tools since they use a kernel extension. By not using the tools I don't need to continually reinstall them.

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