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

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Aaron Kili

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30 Responses

  1. Charlie N says:

    Hi, Currently running Mint 17 Qiana for the past year, on an 80 GB root internal drive, and two other drives, a 160 GB and a 1TB drive, both using USB the 80GB drive is telling me it is full, yet the directories say it is only “half” full machine is sluggish and acting strangely…(I can’t save files to desktop…)

    So, I purchased a 2 TB drive, and wish to install Mint 18.3 Sarah, on that, keeping the two USB data drives. Are there any pitfalls I should watch for? I would also like to name the partitions rather than
    have a 17 digit Alpha- Numeric naming protocol on my 1TB drive, and a 9 digit Alpha- Numeric for the 160GB as it is currently (by default).

    This will be my 2nd Linux installation. Thank You.

  2. morteza says:

    Hi, i installed Linux Mint with following partition /(120GB), swap(4gb) and /home (remained capacity approximately 376 Gb). my HDD is 500GB. every thing is going well. but I have a drive on my computer beside filesystem (which is my root) when I want to open I face to this error “unable to mount location, can’t mount file”.

    I don’t know about this drive is that /root drive? why I can’t mount it.I want another drive to save my files and other stuff except /root and /home partition.

    • Aaron Kili says:


      You need to mount the drive partition manually and add a mount entry in /etc/inittab so it is auto mounted at boot time. For more info, check out the mount utility man page.

  3. vkmp1432 says:

    I am getting error input/output error 5 while copying of mint 18.2

  4. Sadick says:

    How should i partition my hard disk into drive c and drive d like that of windows.

    • Aaron Kili says:

      Just follow the steps used in the guide, it is done the same way the partitions here have been created. C=/ (root)partition in Linux and likewise create another partition as D.

  5. mgroup says:

    What happens if you skip adding the partitions during installation? I have to ask since I am new to linux.

  6. onadd says:

    Why not create the 3rd partition for /home? It will save you the headache for future reinstalls.

  7. Aravind Kumar says:

    Hello Aaron,
    Great article, really it helped me in installing mint 18 on my Pc.great going follow up with same pace.

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