Installing Linux Mint on Your Computer
If you are currently using windows and would like to try out this tutorial without getting rid of your current windows OS, check out this tutorial on how to install dual operating systems.
First things first, let us grab a copy of Linux Mint from Linux Mint Website.
- You will need to make a bootable cd or USB drive. Doing this is rather easy.
- Just grab a copy of Rufus from Rufus Website.
- Rufus on your computer and select the disk image you downloaded from Linux Mint Website. It looks something like;
- Check create bootable disc using and click on the corresponding disc icon to select the .iso file from your computer.
- Click on start to write the disk image to your USB/CD.
Once it is ready, with your CD/ USB still in your computer, restart your computer and if it does not boot into your USB or DVD, allow it to boot into BIOS by striking esc or on some machines, delete, before it boots into windows.
While in the BIOS, look for a menu choice labeled Boot, Boot Options, or Boot Order. Set the boot order so that instead of booting from the hard drive first, you boot from either the CD/DVD drive or from a USB drive. Then restart your machine and allow it to boot into Linux Mint.
Next thing, is to install Linux Mint Permanently on the hard drive.
Make sure your computer is plugged in.
Booting the operating system from the DVD allows you to test out Linux Mint and see how it works before installation. To install Linux Mint permanently, once Linux Mint is live from USB/CD, you will need to click on the menu icon in the left bottom of your screen and select Install Linux Mint Permanently on your hard drive, or something similar.
The next options are pretty easy, however, while in the Partition section, select Guided and click install now to proceed with installation. The rest of the settings should be easy, i.e set your country location, then set up a user account and finally click on continue to install Linux Mint on your computer!
Finally, Reboot your system and you are good to go. If you have any additional questions, leave them in the comments.