In this step by step tutorial we will show in details how to install Linux Mint 17 with KDE on a Desktop PC. This guide can also be used to install Linux Mint 17 on desktop PC’s as well as on laptops.
The first thing you need to do is to visit http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php and download the install ISO image(s) for your servers architecture (i686, x86_64 etc).
I would recommend the torrent option of downloading the CD / DVD images this is by far the fastest way and torrents automatically md5 check the download images this prevents file corruption, which is common on large file downloads. Once you download and burn the CD (or create a bootable USB) we can start with the installation.
You will need to:
– Set your computers BIOS to boot form CD / DVD (or USB)
– Insert the Linux Mint CD or DVD (or USB)
– Boot the system
Once the system start’s booting it will automatically boot in the “Live” version and you will see the following screen:
Click on the “Install Linux Mint” icon to start with the installation.
Once the installation starts on the initial screen select your language and click on the “Continue” button.
On the next screen make you that you have the necessary requirements and click on the “Continue” button:
Next you will need to configure the HDD drive where you will install Linux Mint. Since this is a clean install it is safe to select the “Cuided – use entire disk” option and click on the “Install Now” button again:
A pop up windows will appear. Click there “Continue” and the installation will start.
Once the installation start you can set your time zone:
Setup the keyboard layout that you want to use (if you do not know what to select here leave it as it is).
And setup a new system user account that you will use later on for every day work. Once the user account is setup click on the “Continue” button:
Now the installation will start so all we can do now is to wait!
Once the installation finis you will be asked to restart your computer. so click on the “Restart now” and that’s it! Once the system restart you will be booted in your new Linux Mint installation.