There is a new version of this tutorial available for Linux Mint 17.1 (Rebecca).

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint Debian 201009 - Page 2

Now that we have left GParted, you should see your new partitions in the Linux Mint installer. Mark the / partition...

... and right-click it. Select Assign to / from the menu:

The swap partition can be left as is. Afterwards click on Forward to continue with the installation:

Type in your real name, your desired username along with a password, and click on Forward:

You don't have to change the GRUB settings. Click on Forward:

The next screen shows us a summary of the installation settings. Click on Install to start the installation:

The Linux Mint system is being installed. This can take a few minutes, so be patient:

After the installation is complete, we must reboot the system to use it. Click on OK:

To restart the computer, select Quit from the menu...

... and then select Restart:

The Live-CD desktop shuts down. At the end, the Linux Mint CD is ejected. Remove it from the CD drive and hit the <ENTER> key to boot into your new Linux Mint desktop:

Your new Linux Mint system starts. Log in to the desktop with the username and password you provided during installation:

When you log in for the first time, you will see the following help window. Click on Close:

This is how your new desktop looks:

Now the base system is ready to be used.

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