Linux Mint is one of the most popular Linux distributions on the market. It is based on the Ubuntu distribution and emphasizes functionality to provide better support. Developed to be very user friendly and especially for new users, it is distributed with desktop and program menus, several configuration tools, and the ability to install from the Internet. It is in the first place in the preference of the users and is available for download in a variety of pre-installed work environments.
It is designed to work in conjunction with other operating systems and can automatically create a "dual-boot" or "multi-boot" environment (where the user is asked which operating system they want to load at each boot of the computer) during installation. Linux Mint focuses on making the user interface more useful and efficient for everyday tasks performed by average users.
Underneath the desktop, the operating system provides a huge collection of available software and a very well-rounded set of services that's why more and more people are using it.
Installing the operating system is very simple, boot from the DVD by inserting the DVD into the drive and restarting the computer and press F1, F2, Delete, or Escape (or whichever key allows you to enter the BIOS settings) and change the BIOS settings to boot your computer from the DVD first. You may need to turn off Secure Boot and / or (u) efi, and you may need to change the boot loader.
Install Linux Mint on the hard disk. From the original image, select the default "Start Linux Mint" and press the Enter key. After a while the system should be loaded and you should see the interface. At this stage Linux Mint is not installed on your computer, it just works via DVD.
However, the system you see in front of you is almost identical to the one you will have on your computer after the installation is complete. You should keep in mind that when the system is running via DVD, Linux Mint will be noticeably slower to run than it is when installed on the hard drive.
This is because it has to read data from the disk drive, which is slower than the hard disk. When you're ready, double-click the “Install Linux Mint” icon on your desktop.
Select the installation language and press the “Continue” button. On the next screen, make sure you're connected to a power source (if you're using a laptop), to the internet, and have the recommended amount of disk space.
Then press the "Continue" button. On the next screen you can allocate the entire hard drive to install Linux Mint or install alongside other operating systems. Alternatively you can define and edit partitions manually.
If you choose to use all the disk space, its contents will be deleted and Linux Mint will be installed as the only operating system. If you choose to install alongside other operating systems, the installer will use the free space available on the other partitions to create a new one for Linux Mint.
You will be asked how much space you want to allocate for it. The installer will then shrink a partition and do all the rest for you. After installation your computer will have a boot screen which will allow you to boot all your operating systems.
If you choose to set the partitions manually, a partition editor will appear, giving you full control over the hard disk partition. This is only recommended for experienced users who know how partitioning works on Linux.Note that Linux Mint needs at least 8GB of partition.
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