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I've got linux mint running on a vm on my computer, and I was wondering if there's a way to save the settings so it doesn't revert to default settings every time I shut down and reboot the vm.
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It should do that automatically. When you run a virtual machine, your VM software creates a virtual disk which will save whatever you do in it.

Are you sure you installed it? And are you sure you unmounted the mint ISO?
    
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I've got linux mint running on a vm on my computer, and I was wondering if there's a way to save the settings so it doesn't revert to default settings every time I shut down and reboot the vm.
What VM software are you using? VMWare has a mode (I forgot name) that doesn't make persistent changes to virtual disk but it should be disabled by default. I'm sorry if this is a dumb question but are you perhaps running a LiveCD in your VM?
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What VM software are you using? VMWare has a mode (I forgot name) that doesn't make persistent changes to virtual disk but it should be disabled by default. I'm sorry if this is a dumb question but are you perhaps running a LiveCD in your VM?
The latter is what I think. Sometimes when I use vbox, I forget to unmount the CD image and then I reboot into the live disk.
    
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You would both be correct. I believe I'm still booting from the .iso image. How would I go about unmounting it?
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If you are using virtualbox, right click on the CD image of the status bar and deselect the ISO.
    
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I'm using VMware Player.
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I've never used VMware but according to the googles, you just click Devices>CD/DVD and unmount the ISO from there.

Virtual machines view ISOs as a virtual cd/dvd.
    
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