Taking the plunge

Welcome to newcomers! Don't hesitate to introduce yourself.
Please don't post tech support questions here
Post Reply
wasp1334
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:07 am

Taking the plunge

Post by wasp1334 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:28 am

Hey everyone,
I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello. I've been contemplating wiping windows and replacing with Linux for quite some time now... the only problem is that I'm basically a computer retard. So I've made it this far... I've downloaded Linux Mint 19.1 "Tessa" - Cinnamon (64-bit)...and that's as far as I've gotten. I have a backup of windows on a flash drive so if I decide to go back I can. Now I am at the stage where I need to figure out how to wipe windows and install Mint. I'll continue to poke around this forum and try to figure it out. If anyone out there feels like taking on some charity and mentoring me for a bit one on one, it would be much appreciated!

Cheers,
- Wasp1334

User avatar
xenopeek
Level 24
Level 24
Posts: 24059
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:58 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Taking the plunge

Post by xenopeek » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:50 am

Welcome! With the ISO file downloaded you can continue following the installation manual from here: https://linuxmint-installation-guide.re ... /burn.html. Once you start the installer you can select to use the entire disk, which will overwrite Windows. Be sure to have a backup of your important personal files from Windows (documents, music, photos, web browser bookmarks and so on) before you start this as anything on the disk will be overwritten by the installer.
Image

User avatar
kc1di
Level 14
Level 14
Posts: 5257
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:44 pm
Location: Maine USA

Re: Taking the plunge

Post by kc1di » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:23 am

Hello wasp1334,
Welcome to Linux Mint Forums.
Once to decide to do the install there will be may here on the forum to help with any questions. There are also many web pages that can be of help in learning Mint/Linux. Enjoy!
Easy tips : https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
Registered Linux User #462608

User avatar
WharfRat
Level 21
Level 21
Posts: 13074
Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:15 pm

Re: Taking the plunge

Post by WharfRat » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:19 am

Hello wasp1334 Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
ImageImage

wasp1334
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:07 am

Re: Taking the plunge

Post by wasp1334 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:12 am

Thanks everyone, I've gone through the manual, but still not having any luck installing directly to my hard disc. I can't find the option to "Double-click Install Linux Mint" under the "Installing Linux Mint on the computer" section. Am I missing something?

User avatar
xenopeek
Level 24
Level 24
Posts: 24059
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:58 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Taking the plunge

Post by xenopeek » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:17 am

Have you booted your computer from the DVD or USB that you created from the ISO file? Once booted into the live session of Linux Mint you will find a Install Linux Mint icon on the desktop.

Image
Image

cliffcoggin
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 408
Joined: Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:40 pm
Location: England

Re: Taking the plunge

Post by cliffcoggin » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:37 am

Where have you downloaded Tessa to? It is not enough to simply download it to a drive, it has to be made bootable as mentioned in Pjotr's guide. Then you instruct the computer to start from that bootable drive.
Cliff Coggin
Mint 18.3 Cinnamon

User avatar
phd21
Level 19
Level 19
Posts: 9170
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:42 pm
Location: Florida

Re: Taking the plunge

Post by phd21 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:43 am

Hi wasp1334,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

During the installation of Linux Mint, if you do not want to keep what is on the primary drive like MS Windows, then select the install option for Use entire disk, or Use whole Disk, which will erase what is there and put Linux Mint on it.


Hope this helps ...
Phd21: Mint KDE 18.3 & 19, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram,256gb SDD, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

wasp1334
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:07 am

Re: Taking the plunge

Post by wasp1334 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:31 pm

aaaaaaaand I'm in! It took a while, but it looks like I have everything set up. Thanks for your help everyone.

User avatar
bob466
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 613
Joined: Mon May 15, 2017 5:23 am
Location: Australia

Re: Taking the plunge

Post by bob466 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:05 am

Welcome to the Mint Forum. Image :D :D
Linux For Ever...Windoze Never Image

User avatar
Greencedar
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 149
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:29 pm
Location: Missouri.
Contact:

Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Greencedar » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:02 pm

Hello and welcome wasp 1334 to the forum!

I also decided to wipe Windows 10 from my computer once I downloaded Linux 19.1. To me, it was a wise decision. From my viewpoint, Windows 10 can cause conflict and problems with Linux (any distro). So, I will not partition my OS will any Windows OS.
Greencedar

deepakdeshp
Level 15
Level 15
Posts: 5637
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:00 am

Re: Taking the plunge

Post by deepakdeshp » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:34 pm

Welcome to the forum.
If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
Regards,
Deepak

I am using Mint 19.2 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

Post Reply

Return to “Introduce yourself”