Tutorial on a UEFI Mint 19.x Install (Not for dual Boot)

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Tutorial on a UEFI Mint 19.x Install (Not for dual Boot)

Post by HaveaMint » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:36 am

Assuming you have set your bios setting correct for UEFI and you booted the Live Mint in UEFI mode this is one of many ways to setup a UEFI install of Mint.
In this first image you have successfully booted into the live Mint Installation. This tutorial is for wiping a drive and installing Mint only and NOT for dual booting other operating systems. You need to backup anything you value to an external source before beginning this install.
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After starting the install in the first window you are asked to select your Language.
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You then are asked to select your keyboard language.
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In the next window you are asked if you want to install any third party software and I always do not select any.
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In this next window I select "Something Else" so I can setup the partitions the way I prefer them.
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In this window I selected New Partition Table which will let you know you have selected the entire drive for installation. Once again please be sure you have backed up your personal files to an external source prior to this install.
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Now with the free space highlighted you click the + button to add your first partition.
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You then get a popup window asking for the partition information. All partition size selections are in MB so I give the first partition 500MB. Some people use less but you shouldn't need more than 500. Make sure you select EFI System Partition in the drop window at the bottom. Once it looks like the image below click OK.
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In the next window you can see that your EFI partition is setup so highlight the free space again to begin the next partition setup.
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The next partition will be the "root" partition where the system files will reside. I select 30000MB which is 30GB for the size, I recommend 30GB because the system and the flatpack folder will be around 14GB on a fresh install and leaves you 16GB for things added later, you can go more if you want but probably isn't needed. You will use EXT4 Journaling and the mount point is / Once it looks like the image below click OK.
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Now you see your EFI and / partitions are setup. Highlight free space and click the + to start the next partition setup.
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The next partition is going to be your /home partition and it stores all your personal files, pictures, music ect. The size of this partition is really up to you and how big your hard drive is. Movies, music, photos can add up so you may want to be generous. I selected 100000MB or 100GB for illustration purposes and left 41299MB for the last partition. This will also be EXT4 Journaling and you will mount the partition as /home. Once the size is where you want it and the rest looks like the image below click OK.
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Now you see the three partitions you have setup. The next partition is IF you want to have a partition to store whatever (Movies, Timeshift saves,ect) Cick on free space and select the + to add the last I will show in here.
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The size in this partition I set at 41299MB because that is what was left that I allocated for this demonstration, you can set it to whatever you have left on your drive. It will also be EXT4 Journaling. The mount point on this and any more you may want to add will be /media/yourusername/the-name-you-want-to-call-it an example would be /media/mark/storage Once it is how you want it click OK.
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Now you see all your partitions setup. The bottom of this image below you can select where the boot loader gets installed and /dev/sda is fine. From this point you select continue (which is cut off in my image)
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Now in the image below it asks for you to confirm what you have chosen and if all looks good select continue.
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In the next window you select your location.
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Next you select your name, what you want to call the computer you are installing this on, Your Username, password and confirm password.
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Now you just sit back and watch it install.
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I hope this helps some people and like I said at the beginning there are several different ways one can setup Mint.
Thank You
Last edited by HaveaMint on Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:18 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Tutorial on a UEFI Mint 19.x Install (Not for dual Boot)

Post by HaveaMint » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:53 pm

Oops wrong button.
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