How to install Linux Mint 18.1 (Cinnamon)

Hello my Linux Yogi’s

in this illustration I will walk you through the installation of Linux Mint 18.1 (Cinnamon) in easy to follow steps. Linux Mint 18.1 was release in December 2016 and is available as 32 and 64 bit. Download the ISO file from https://www.linuxmint.com/ and burn a DVD with it.

Insert the DVD and boot from it.

Boot up
Boot up

It boots right into the Live CD Linux Mint Desktop. Click on the “Install Linux Mint” in order to start the installation.

Lint Live CD Desktop
Lint Live CD Desktop

The installer starts and you need to select your desired language.

Installer Welcome screen
Installer Welcome screen

Check this box in order to receive latest hardware support during the installation.

Prepare for install
Prepare for install

Erase the disk for a clean installation.

prepare disk
prepare disk

Write the changes back to the disk

write changes to disk
write changes to disk

Select your desired Timezone

Timezone
Timezone

Select your desired Keyboard Layout

Keyboard Layout
Keyboard Layout

Provide Computer & User information

Computer & User information
Computer & User information

The installation is in progress

Installation progress
Installation progress

The installation is finished and required restart

installation finished
installation finished

Remove the installation media

remove install media
remove install media

After the restart the system boots up and you can log on.

Logon Screen
Logon Screen

After the logon Linux Mint shows the Mint Welcome screen which provides help and information.

Mint Welcome Screen
Mint Welcome Screen

In the bottom left corner is the Application Menu

Application Menu
Application Menu

When you click on the “Gear” Icon on your left in the Application Menu you will see the System Settings.

System settings
System settings

In the bottom right corner is the Date and Time Controls

Date & Time controls
Date & Time controls

Next one over is the Audio Controls

Audio Controls
Audio Controls

Next one is the Networking Controls

Networking Controls
Networking Controls

and the last one is the System Menu to Shutdown, Restart or Log out.

Logoff & Shutdown Controls
Logoff & Shutdown Controls

After you clicked on Power Off you see the following to shutdown, restart, hibernate or suspend the system.

Shutdown option
Shutdown option

This now concludes the installation of Linux Mint 18.1 (Cinnamon). As you have seen it is fairly simple to install. If you liked this illustration or not feel free to leave a comment. If you like to see specific articles use my Contact Form and tell me about it.

Until next time my friends, Namaste! 😀