Installation Guide of Linux Mint 19.2 Codename ‘Tina’ with Screenshots

Linux Mint is a modern, polished, easy-to-use and comfortable community-driven GNU/Linux desktop distribution based on the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. It is a great and recommended distribution for computer users switching from Windows or Mac OS X operating system to the Linux platform.

The stable release of Linux Mint 19.2 code-named “Tina” was officially announced by the Linux Mint development team and it is based on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (Bionic Beaver).

Read Also: How to Install Linux Mint 19 Alongside Windows 10 or 8 in Dual-Boot UEFI Mode

Importantly, Linux Mint 19.2 is a long term support (LTS) release to be supported until April 2023 and comes along with several updated software, improvements and some new features and these include:

  1. Improved kernel 4.15 support in the Update Manager.
  2. Ubuntu 18.04 package base
  3. Cinnamon 4.2 and MATE 1.22 desktops
  4. MDM 2.0
  5. X-apps
  6. Update manager
  7. Mint-Y plus many more

This tutorial will guide you on how you can install the latest version of Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon edition on your dedicated machine or a virtual machine. The same instructions also apply for both Mate and Xfce desktop installations.

Download Linux Mint 19 ISO Images

First of all, you need to download the ISO image from the links below:

  1. Download Linux Mint 19.2 – Cinnamon (32-bit)
  2. Download Linux Mint 19.2 – Cinnamon (64-bit)
  3. Download Linux Mint 19.2 – MATE (32-bit)
  4. Download Linux Mint 19.2 – MATE (64-bit)
  5. Download Linux Mint 19.2 – Xfce (32-bit)
  6. Download Linux Mint 19.2 – Xfce (64-bit)

Once you downloaded preferred desktop edition, make sure to create a bootable media-USB flash/DVD using Rufus utility in order to create an Linux Mint bootable USB drive.

Installation of Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon Desktop

1. After creating a bootable media, insert into a working USB port or DVD drive and boot into it, then, after a few seconds, you should be able to see the screen below and finally a live Linux Mint 18 desktop.

Booting Linux Mint

Booting Linux Mint

Double click on the “Install Linux Mint” installer icon to start the installer.

Click on Install Linux Mint

Click on Install Linux Mint

2. You should be at the welcome screen below, select the installation language and click on the “Continue” button.

Select Linux Mint Installation Language

Select Linux Mint Installation Language

3. Next, select your Keyboard Layout and continue.

Select Linux Mint Keyboard Layout

Select Linux Mint Keyboard Layout

4. Then prepare to start the actual installation process, you can check the check-box in the screen below to install third-party software for graphics, Wi-Fi hardware, Flash, MP3 plus many other media. After that, click on the “Continue” to proceed.

Install Third-Party Software in Linux Mint

Install Third-Party Software in Linux Mint

5. Then, select the Installation type as follows, to perform manual partitioning, select “Something else” and click on “Continue” to proceed.

Select Linux Mint Installation Type

Select Linux Mint Installation Type

6. You will have to do a manual installation disk setup. To perform a manual partitioning scheme, click on “New Partition Table”.

Select New Partition Table

Select New Partition Table

7. Next, click “Continue” on the dialog box in the screen below to set up a new empty partition table on the hard disk you have selected.

Create New Partition Table on Device

Create a New Partition Table on Device

8. Then select the “free space” that has been made available on the hard disk to create new partitions on the hard disk.

Select Free Space to Create Partitions

Select Free Space to Create Partitions

9. From the screen above, you will see I have 42.9GB disk space, in this I will create two partitions i.e. / and swap. First, create a / partition by clicking on the “+” button to create the root partition for your Linux Mint. You will see the screen below and enter the following parameters and click “OK”.

Size: 40GB             
Type partition: Primary 
Location for the new partition: Beginning of this space
Set partition filesystem type: Ext4 journaling file system 
Set the mount point from here: /
Create Root Partition

Create Root Partition

10. Next, create a swap the partition which is space on your hard disk that temporarily holds data not actively being worked on by the system from RAM.

To create the swap space, click on the “+” sign, enter the parameters as in the screen below and click “OK”.

Create Swap Partition

Create Swap Partition

Linux Mint Partition Table

Linux Mint Partition Table

11. After creating all the partitions, click on the “Install Now” and click on “Continue” on the dialog box below asking you to confirm the partitioning scheme you have set.

Confirm Write Changes to Partitions

Confirm Write Changes to Partitions

12. Select your country location from the screen below and click “Continue”.

Select Country Location

Select Country Location

13. Now it is time to set up a system user account. Enter your full name, computer name, a system username, and a good password. After that, click on “Continue”.

Create Linux Mint User Account

Create Linux Mint User Account

14. The actual system files will now be installed on your root partition as in the screen below.

Linux Mint Installation Process

Linux Mint Installation Process

Linux Mint Installation Continues

Linux Mint Installation Continues

15. Wait until the installation process is complete, you will see the dialog box below, remove the installation USB/DVD and then, click “Restart Now” to reboot your machine.

Linux Mint Installation Complete

Linux Mint Installation Complete

16. After rebooting, you will see the screen below, click on the username on the screen and enter your password to login to Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon desktop.

Linux Mint Login

Linux Mint Login

Linux Mint Desktop

Linux Mint Desktop

Hoping that everything went on well, you can now enjoy Linux Mint 19.2 on your machine. For any questions or additional information, you can use the comment section below.

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30 Responses

  1. Matthew Schupp says:

    HELP! I am trying to select The “INSTALL LINUX MINT” button after the first picture, but my PC freezes, then it reboots, I am kind of good with computers, but I am stumped, I am unaware of the tower I have, all I know is that it was given to me and the brand is “Ultra”, It would be awesome if you could get back to me as soon as possible, Thank you in advance!

  2. Bill says:

    I have a Thinkpad t500 with a clean hard drive (no os). If I choose to let the software configure the installation partitions (I am not to knowledgeable on computers), will it do some damage to other parts of the machine, such as the Thinkvantage application, etc? Thanks

    • Aaron Kili says:

      @Bill

      The best and recommended option is to create partitions on the hard disk, such as the root partition will keep the system files, swap partition and one bigger partition to keep your data. You can follow the instructions above to create partitions with suitable sizes.

      I hope this will help.

  3. 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?

  4. 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?

  5. 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:

      @Dennis

      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.

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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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