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Installation Instructions

Postby Oscar799 on Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:43 pm

For installation instructions and information to help you set up your new system download the Mint User Guide
http://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php
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Re: Installation Instructions

Postby FireSoul on Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:33 am

Oscar799 wrote:For installation instructions and information to help you set up your new system download the Mint User Guide
http://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php



I hope this can help new users to come mint user.

I'm using this for laptops.Many times for my own 2 laptop and few time to my friends 2002-2010 laptops,my now HP 625 32bit /AMD Athlon(tm) II P320 Dual-Core Processor × 2/ram was 2G,now 4G DDR3 used 3.7 /Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS880 and Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon.
We know components of computer give different results.

Go to mint sites http://www.linuxmint.com/

Click Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon,if you have only CD drive in computer load Linux Mint 12 live CD Lisa (old computers).I know xfce version is light version,but i don't been testing it in Mint,before using Xubuntu.
Take 32 bit ,or 64 bit so as your computer.
You can load torrent,or mirror .As load mirror there are you languages more.
It's better load DVD ISO,there are more ready,don't need so much updates.
Burn your isofile to DVD.
When your computer open ,put DVD to DVD drive and restart computer.
If computer ask start from DVD press enter.
Some computers have to set from bios to allow DVD start,them need
to press esc, f8,or f10 to get bios settings.Maybe other f number too.

First is better start from DVD and see how your DVD works.
It's longer load from DVD,so wait as all loaded and main come seeing.
Now you can test movies from usb,or your hard drive.
All works in my computer using this way,only need load from DVD and slower than installed.
Check internet so you can update and use it.

If you want save something from your computer what there are,save them for usb stick,outside hard drive ,or DVD.
You can too install Linux Mint with other operating system,then use it
as intallion ask it,it's first choice.When choice this can use old system and new.
New system load on if don't choice in 10 sec.
Best choice is use only one system and format old.

If all works,install Linuxmint from mark at main.
As install program ask your language,set it you want and keys is good
to test.All special marks come right.
Install ask your time zone,if right press forward.
Install ask name you want to use and password.
Save password for some where you can find it later,you need it for updates and installs.

Wait so long as install ask if you want test more,or restart for get installion ready.
REMEMBE WAIT SO LONG AS DVD COME OUT FROM DVD DRIVE,THEN INSTALL IS READY.

First start with new Linux Mint 15.
There come inform at panel down.Shield figure and i on it (Mint 12 Lisa up panel).If installed Mint 12 Look help box and update to DVD version and metacodecks.Close help box.
It means updates,press it with left buttom of mouse.
Take updates here,them are this mint tested packages for this version.
Don't take packages from web browser,only if OP say in help chat you need them.

If you want,you can install antivirus from packages of mint.
Go START at panel down/Packages ,wait as all loaded seein.There are categorys and search for them.
Search antivirus and wait.
Install it and it's ok.

I'm using firewall too,it's installed for Mint 15 DVD ISO,but activate it and set coming deny,going allow and from preferences to medium.
Press firewall on.

I hope this can help new users come mint user.
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Re: Installation Instructions

Postby honthraj on Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:08 pm

If I might add, since I just discovered this.

If you are attempting to install Linux Mint 14 on an Oracle Virtual Box running on Windows 7 64bit, when setting up the Virtual Box, choose Ubuntu as the Linux operating system. If you choose Linux 2.6 kernel, it will boot, but it will freeze before ever getting to the Linux Start Screen.
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Re: Installation Instructions

Postby Tirnaog on Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:23 am

Is there a cinnamon version of this PDF?
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Re: Installation Instructions

Postby westaussie on Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:46 pm

About a few months ago, I purchased a new laptop, after the last one suddenly "went west." I had Mint 11 installed on that laptop via Mint4Win. The installation through windows was great, with a smooth and hassle free installation. Having liked 11, I decided to do the same, and install Maya 64- bit version through Windows. From the reading through the forums, I sensed that after Mint is installed, that the full installation needs to be completed via the desktop installation. When I proceeded with the process, I came across the partitioning section. Before, Mint 11 did everything for me. Now, I'm faced with this decision with the partitioning. Hmmm! If I select the hard drive, and install the complete installation, will that erase Windows from the hard drive? I do not want this is happen. I have checked out the user manual. From my observation, I could not any information on the process on full installation of Mint inside Windows. Is there any documentation in going through this full process?
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Re: Installation Instructions

Postby skywave on Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:35 am

This guide is probably very well intended - but seriously - the grammar and spelling is both shocking and hilarious!
I don't say that it need to be 100% correct - but since it apparently figures as a major (official LM?) help thread - wouldn't it be wise to have someone spell- and grammarcheck it before uploading it to the eagerly awaiting masses?
You can even use online checkers which can correct a major part of all the errors.
The text above is a disgrace to the English language.

Apart from this I do not see anything about the initial installation setup regarding partitioning - which is actually a very important part.
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Re: Installation Instructions Are Incomplete

Postby lsatenstein on Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:19 pm

I have other operating systems on my /dev/sda , /dev/sdb and /sdc. My /dev/sdd was emptied and had only an empty partition.

I took the liveCD for Mint15, and pointed it to /dev/sdd (an empty disk of 250gigs)

Even though I pointed the installer to /dev/sdd and Mint15 was installed on /dev/sdd, for some un-understood reason the Mint Installer ignored the fact that the disk was dedicated to it, and overwrote /dev/sda mbr. This deletes access to many other distributions on my development system. Worse, the installer program showed me my disk before the formatting and installation of the software, but did not indicate that the grub2-install would point to the very first drive.

I would not mind, but grub2- and os2-prober do not appear to recognize all my installed distributions.
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Re: Installation Instructions Are Incomplete

Postby MikeF90000 on Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:50 pm

lsatenstein wrote:Even though I pointed the installer to /dev/sdd and Mint15 was installed on /dev/sdd, for some un-understood reason the Mint Installer ignored the fact that the disk was dedicated to it, and overwrote /dev/sda mbr. This deletes access to many other distributions on my development system. Worse, the installer program showed me my disk before the formatting and installation of the software, but did not indicate that the grub2-install would point to the very first drive.

I would not mind, but grub2- and os2-prober do not appear to recognize all my installed distributions.

This is a little puzzling. Mint uses the Ubuntu ibiquity installer and the 'Something Else' manual partition select option clearly shows 'Device for boot loader' pull down list on the lower half of the screen. Device /dev/sda is indeed the default and must be changed in your case.

More puzzling is that grub2 didn't find other installations. The only kind I've had an issue with are 'frugal installs' like Puppy and TInyCore use; it always finds 'full' Linux and Windows partitions for me. I have to add the frugal ones manually after in one of the 'custom' script files in /etc/grub.d .

Another recovery option you have is to boot the Super GRUB2 disk: http://www.supergrubdisk.org/ It will find installed Linux distros and let you boot one of them. Once up and running, you can rerun grub-install from your preferred partition.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Installation Instructions

Postby AngeloGomes on Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:28 am

Hi All, I am trying to install Linux mint 15 mate on a just new and fresh computer but no success until now. I am using the DVD with the iso. The installation starts, everything is fine until the first reboot when it says to remove the dvd. I remove it but then it reboots and says that there is not boot or properly device. I don´t know what is happening.

The system, as I said, is new one, with nothing installed, the specs are:

Intel DH87RL mobo
i7-4770 CPU
16 GB ram
1T seagate HDD
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Re: Installation Instructions

Postby Fraggosyko on Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:07 pm

Same problem like the above. Tried to instal mint 15 cinnamonx64 from a usb bootable flash memory. Everythink was according to he manual but after rebooting without the usb flash the computer does noy start saying that there is not boot or properly device. The irony is that my laptop had windows 8 installed and I overwrote them to instal mint... now I don't have any operation system, no laptop...snif!!!!
I will try again the mate versionb ut I'm sure that the same will happen and I will also try to use the x32bit, lets see....
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Re: Installation Instructions

Postby nisha on Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:14 pm

westaussie wrote:About a few months ago, I purchased a new laptop, after the last one suddenly "went west." I had Mint 11 installed on that laptop via Mint4Win. The installation through windows was great, with a smooth and hassle free installation. Having liked 11, I decided to do the same, and install Maya 64- bit version through Windows. From the reading through the forums, I sensed that after Mint is installed, that the full installation needs to be completed via the desktop installation. When I proceeded with the process, I came across the partitioning section. Before, Mint 11 did everything for me. Now, I'm faced with this decision with the partitioning. Hmmm! If I select the hard drive, and install the complete installation, will that erase Windows from the hard drive? I do not want this is happen. I have checked out the user manual. From my observation, I could not any information on the process on full installation of Mint inside Windows. Is there any documentation in going through this full process?


Some time back I have attempted to make a detailed guide on manual partition and installation of dual boot windows 7 + linux, posting the link to the guide here

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=52265

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Re: Installation Instructions

Postby AngeloGomes on Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:27 am

Got It and FIXED !!!

I just remember that an onld laptop with windows 7 and I wanted to downgrade to Win Xp last week. I Xp simply did not install. So Ifound the problem was that win7 did some mess to the partitions and I found a url to boot from a USB flash with a partition software.

http://twenty5nov.blogspot.com.br/2012/ ... -home.html


Today I realize that this my new fresh computer came pre-installed with Win7 too. Damn it !!!
Just used that partition software to erase, kill and send to hell that fu#$@ing win 7 partition and voilá...... I got LINUX Mint 64 installed !!!
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Re: Installation Instructions

Postby Fraggosyko on Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:02 pm

AngeloGomes wrote:Got It and FIXED !!!

I just remember that an onld laptop with windows 7 and I wanted to downgrade to Win Xp last week. I Xp simply did not install. So Ifound the problem was that win7 did some mess to the partitions and I found a url to boot from a USB flash with a partition software.

http://twenty5nov.blogspot.com.br/2012/ ... -home.html


Today I realize that this my new fresh computer came pre-installed with Win7 too. Damn it !!!
Just used that partition software to erase, kill and send to hell that fu#$@ing win 7 partition and voilá...... I got LINUX Mint 64 installed !!!


Thanks for the tip, I think that THIS is exactly the problem, messed up partitions from my first attempt to install mint where Itried to make the partitions manually so that I could have a double boot system.... well, if mint can be installed with this tip who needs a double boot system?

I'm looking foreward to try it out, tommorow afternoon...
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Re: Installation Instructions

Postby torchwood on Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:18 pm

same here totally screwed up my partitions.
in Nisha's post you show manually/automatically create new partition, it just doesn't happen;
It just merrily overwrites, in my case my C(main) & D(WHAT was my recovery OEM).
Mirrored from both UK iso download sites.

NB note it was running fine using it in desktop mode.
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Re: Installation Instructions

Postby mroy2012 on Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:59 pm

Trying to install linux mint in compatability mode on a dell inspiron 1525. It doesn't seem to want to boot from compatability mode or normal mode. Maybe due to the laptop not meeting system requirements of linux mint 13 maya? Please help.
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Re: Installation Instructions

Postby moderno12 on Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:20 pm

Ho un pc con win8 dual core 2.3 ghz 4 ghz ram un hdd da 250 dove è installato win8 e un hdd da 500 dove vorrei installare linux mint 15. Ho scaricato il file e masterizzato su dvd, inizio l'installazione (spegnendo il pc - avviandolo tramite dvd - e facendo partire l'installazione dal dvd stesso) ma quando arrivo alla schermata della partizione da scegliere, non mi da niente; premendo i pulsanti + o - il sistema va in crash, premendo installa mi dice che non trova il file di root.
Qualcuno mi può dire come devo fare per installarlo?
Premetto che sono un neofita del mondo linux.
Grazie
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Re: Installation Instructions

Postby vaikz on Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:14 am

Any help please.
Tried installing mint 16 on one of my old pc, its an amd with via graphics onboard. I'm using grub4dos iso mapping, usb boot installation.
The livecd boot successfully, can see the desktop. But after a couple of minutes, the screen goes distorted. It's like a tv w/o a signal. And also the system freezes, kb.
Can somebody help please. I was able to boot this before but I forgot what boot cheat codes I use.

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Re: Installation Instructions

Postby Dark Soul Cowboy on Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:47 pm

I found all these instructions not helpful at all. I burned the CD. I looked up each installation step on Youtube. Youtube version of burned disc has different stuff than my burned disc. So I burned next one... Same result. I burned next disc from the different source. Same situation. I put these discs (few times) and started, restarted, boot, reboot my computer.... I naver had an option to use,install of even see Linux... I also used torrents. From torrents I got a virus, maybe 40 different adwares and malwares. It crashed my computer and I had to spent more than 10 hours to clean that mess up. I do not understand why it is not possible to download Linux as everything else. Why that CD and USB mess...? After these experiences I am sure that I am not messing with Linux anymore. It is too complicated to install. I know...everyone said it is too easy...Easy is to buy a CD, put in t=your computer and instal it. Or to open web and download it (to PC or flash). It is easy deal. No need to burn CD, extract this or that, seed this or that.... Too much drama. Idea is - user friendly system. However.... It is not the case. Anyone wants to prove me different?
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Re: Installation Instructions

Postby drvlas on Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:12 am

nisha wrote:Some time back I have attempted to make a detailed guide
...and a very good one, I'd said! Being a complete newbie in Linux, I read a lot now and try to draw conclusions. Your post is one of the best, sure!

BTW, your recommendations are slightly different from the way I do. Namely: you make a /boot partition. ASAIK it can be left to the installation program - so I make only root, swap and home. But after reading your post I wandered whether it can have some sense in my problem? Could the creating of a boot partition help me to deal with such kind of problems?
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Re: Installation Instructions

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