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

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Aaron Kili

Aaron Kili is a Linux and F.O.S.S enthusiast, an upcoming Linux SysAdmin, web developer, and currently a content creator for TecMint who loves working with computers and strongly believes in sharing knowledge.

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15 Responses

  1. Keith says:

    Is there a way to install Mint with no interaction from the user?
    This is all greek to me.
    If not is there a place to bring my MacBook to have it done?

  2. JB says:

    I’ve been enjoying Mint 18 but the other day we began having some trouble. We had new ethernet cables installed from the router after moving it to another location. Plugged the cable in my laptop and turned off the wifi to make sure it worked.

    It did connect by wire, but now the laptop is having trouble making a wired or wifi connection. In fact it does not connect to a site via wifi despite displaying a full-strength signal. The wired network is deleted. Any tips?

  3. Dennis says:

    I can´t reboot. After the message that i have to put out the Installation device and press Enter, it happens nothing. Please Help

    • Aaron Kili says:


      I faced the same problem, but i simply turned off my machine and switched it on again. And it booted very well, you can as well try this ugly yet helpful method.

  4. 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.


  5. 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!

  6. 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:

      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.

  7. 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:

      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.

  8. 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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