Linux Mint 17 Qiana Xfce Edition – Installation & configuration

Linux Mint 17 Qiana Xfce Edition

 

Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly.

 

System requirements:

  • x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
  • 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 10 GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 1024×768
  • DVD drive or USB port

DOWNLOAD LINK

 

After download you need to burn the ISO image in DVD or you can make bootable USB pendrive using Rufus.

 

  • After you have booted from Linux mint 17 XFCE live, this desktop will be shown.
  • Double click on “Install Linux mint”

 

 

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  • Select language

 

 

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  • Connect to internet if possible

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  • If asked to unmount partition then click “yes”

 

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  • Select “something else”

 

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  • Here you can formatting, resize, deletion or creation of partitions. So be careful .
  • Here can proceed in two ways.
  • One is that you already have a partition which has enough space to install linux. That would be partition with size more than 15 GB . In this case you can just select the partition where you want to install linux mint and click “change” .
  • Second is that you do not have partition for installing linux. So you need to delete an existing partition to get free space to install linux. To do so select a partition which you want to delete and click minus ” – ” .
  • In my case i will delete the partition /dev/sda3 . I selected that partition and clicked ” – “

 

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  • /dev/sda3 deleted.
  • Now i have about 31000 MB free space.
  • I will also delete the /dev/sda10 partition of size about 4432 MB.
  • Select the partition /dev/sda10 and click ” – “

 

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  • /dev/sda10 deleted .
  • Now I have total free space of size 35434 MB
  • To create a new partition select free space and  click ” + “

 

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  • Set size as required . Here i set ” 31000 MB”
  • Select partition type “Primary” if possible.
  • Select “Ext4 journaling file system”
  • Select Mount point “/”.
  • Click “OK”

 

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  • /dev/sda3 partition created where linux mint will be installed
  • To create swap partition select free space and click ” + “

 

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  • Set size . 4 GB size should be enough.
  • Select “Use as” “swap area”.
  • Click “OK”

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  • /dev/sda10 partition created which will act as swap area .
  • Now select /dev/sda3 where linux mint will be installed.
  • Click “Install Now”

 

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  • Select your location.

 

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  • Select keyboard layout

 

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  •  Input Username and password

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  •  Wait for few minutes for installation to complete

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  •  restart when installation is complete

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  • After restart click on icon as shown below to start “Update manager”
  • Connect to internet
  • Click “Install updates”

 

 

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  • When asked for password enter the account password.

 

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  • You will get more updates.
  • Again click “Install updates”

 

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  • When asked to install additional changes, click “OK”

 

 

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