Installation Guide of Linux Mint 18 Codename ‘Sarah’ with Screenshots

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Aaron Kili

Computer Science student at Makerere University. Am a Linux enthusiast and a big fan of FOSS. I have used Linux for one year and six months now. I love to share ideas and knowledge around me and in other places around the world.

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11 Responses

  1. Ralfh says:

    Hi there, thanks for the guide but unfortunately mine wasn’t going well. as I am on EUFI mode and I’m having an error in partitioning, I also tried legacy mode but it wont start at first.

    Can you please give me an idea on how to fix this or any guide.

    Thanks

  2. Ice Alinutza says:

    The presentation is summary! A big minus is that it does not explain for newbies how to make the internet connection in fresh install! I suppose this article is for beginners and newcomers to Linux!

    • Aaron Kili K says:

      @Ice Alinutza

      Basically, that is true, because nothing is significantly new in the installation process, therefore experts like you will not find it offering a lot.

      But the main intention, as you pointed out is to guide beginners and newcomers, as they advance, they will always discover more.

      • Ice Alinutza says:

        @ Aaron Kili k
        I hope not misunderstand me. You’re doing a great job and I like your site! But instead of trying to be someone who has followed the instructions above. Finally he finds that aren’t network connection. And any other device on which to seek a solution for this problem! It’s not funny. Perhaps a warning before starting the installation would be welcome. Please excuse me… I don’t speak English very well!

  3. Annetta says:

    Hi Aaron,

    Thanks for this detailed guide. Unfortunately, my attempts to install Mint are not going well. I get as far as the screen shown in step 3, but then it skips to step 5. I never get the ‘Installation type’ screen. I can’t get past that point. Do you have any ideas what I need to do?

    (Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook).

    Thanks for your time.

    • Aaron Kili K says:

      @Anneta
      Let me look into that, especially concerning your machine specification. That would be a major cause of the problem. I will let you know when i get a clear solution.

  4. Jeff says:

    I am unable to install Sarah. when the installation is about 3/4 of the way thru, it hangs-up, and won’t finish. No error messages. Nothing. Any advice ? I NEED HELP !!!

    • Aaron Kili K says:

      @Jeff
      Can you provide your machine specifications and the exact installation stage where it hangs-up, may be by referring to the steps, that way we can figure out whats really is wrong.

  5. Martins Almeida says:

    I still try to understand why all the fuss about Linux Mint. I tried it twice, the graphics were poor, some of the available desktop applets were out of date and not working at all. For some reason people are nice to Mint, so please continue use it. Personally, after having tried some number of linux distros, I prefer and use Xubuntu. Light, reliable and configurable.

    • Aaron Kili K says:

      You may be right there, but which versions did you try? Linux Mint 17.3 has good graphics and applets also, 18 too, though i have just started using 18, i will give it some time before making judgments. But taste and preference will always differ and above all, thanks for the feedback.

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