How to install Linux Mint 18.1 (Mate)

Hello my Linux Yogi’s

in this illustration I will walk you through the installation of Linux Mint 18.1 (Mate) 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. The CD boots into a Live CD environment.

Linux Mint Start up
Linux Mint Start up

The Live CD Linux Mint Desktop. Click on the icon “Install Linux Mint” to start the installation.

Live CD Desktop
Live CD Desktop

The installer starts up and you have to select your desired language.

Installer Welcome Screen
Installer Welcome Screen

Check the option right here to receive latest hardware support during the installation.

Install Third Party Software
Install Third Party Software

Erase the disk for a clean install

Preparing Disk
Preparing Disk

Write the changes back to disk

Write changes to disk
Write changes to disk

Select your timezone

Timezone
Timezone

Select your Keyboard layout

Keyboard Layout
Keyboard Layout

Provide Computer & User information

Computer and User information
Computer and User information

The installation is now in progress

Installation progress
Installation progress

Installation is finished and the system needs to be restarted.

Installation complete
Installation complete

After system reboot the logon screen appears

Logon Screen
Logon Screen

This is your Desktop after first logon.

Mint Desktop
Mint Desktop

Linux Mint presents a Welcome Screen with help and information.

Mint Welcome Screen
Mint Welcome Screen

In the bottom left corner is the Application Menu

Application Menu
Application Menu

Click on the Control Center here you can make system adjustments

Controls Center
Controls Center

In the bottom right corner is the Date and Time controls

Date & Time Controls
Date & Time Controls

next of it is the Volume Control

Volume Control
Volume Control

next of that is the Networking Controls

Networking Controls
Networking Controls

After you clicked on the Power Icon in the Application Menu you will see the following to either “Restart”, “Shutdown”, “Hibernate” or “Suspend”

Logoff & Shutdown
Logoff & Shutdown

This now concludes the installation of Linux Mint 18.1 (Mate). 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! 😀