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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From: Nick at: 2011-02-17 14:42:21

Hi Falko

Tried to load this onto Windows 7 64bit under VMWare Viewer.  Appeared to load OK but failed to complete and reload.  Loaded Debian Desktop under VMWare Viewer, clean load and faster than all previous desktops.


From: nganjukonline at: 2010-11-03 13:52:13

thanks for sharing... i think this linux distro is the best one at this time

From: Anonymous at: 2010-11-08 11:50:13

The biggest issue with most linux distributions is the hardware drivers (not including manufacturer drivers but less working opensource drivers). If someone really wants to trade in Windows for linux it would be very handy to have the manufacturer drivers installed autmatically

From: beast2k at: 2011-02-17 13:40:12

It's not a "perfect desktop" just because you installed a bunch of software. Drivers is as mentioned the biggest issue. Software is the easy part. We need video drivers, print drivers, sound issues solved these would be way more useful. Software installs are nice but...

From: Anonymous at: 2010-12-18 13:17:27

Thanks a million to the author for this great guide.

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