After almost three months after the release of Ubuntu 20.04 25 June saw the release of Linux Mint 20 Ulyana. This is the LTS version of the distribution, which will be maintained until 2025, so those who are still using an older version we recommend that you upgrade. One of the most notable updates in this version is the lack of support for 32 bit architecture.
In this article we will discuss how to install Linux Mint 20 Ulyana on a computer, laptop or virtual machine. The installation process is virtually unchanged compared with the previous version of Linux Mint 18, previously described on this website.
- Preparing to install
- Step 1. Downloading the image
- Step 2. Preparation of media
- Step 3. Boot from the media
- Installation Of Linux Mint 20
- Step 1. The integrity check
- Step 2. Start the installer
- Step 3. Language selection
- Step 4. The keyboard layout
- Step 5. Multimedia
- Step 6. The choice of markup
- Step 7. Partition table
- Step 8. Partitioning
- Step 9. Configuring the bootloader
- Step 10. Start the installation
- Step 11. Time zone
- Step 12. Username
- Step 13. Installation
- Step 14. Reboot
- Step 15. Ready
Preparing to install
Step 1. Downloading the image
The first thing you need to download an installation image of the operating system. To do this, open the official website of Linux Mint. Then select one of the download mirrors and download the image:
Step 2. Preparation of media
After downloading the image, you must burn it to installation media. In most cases nowadays use the stick. In Windows you can use the Rufus utility, Linux is most commonly used Etcher. Read more how to write Linux Mint to a USB flash drive, see the separate article.
Step 3. Boot from the media
After the flash drive contains, you can restart your computer and enter the BIOS. This is usually press Del or F2. In older BIOS versions it was enough to put your flash drive in the first place on the tab Boot. In the new UEFI BIOS, the algorithm is still the same, just need to find Boot menu. For example, MSI motherboards it is under Settings. Open the menu Boot/Boot, then Boot Option #1, and there select USB Key or UEFI USB Key:
Then exit BIOS saving settings.
Installation Of Linux Mint 20
Step 1. The integrity check
If everything is configured correctly, then after you exit the BIOS you will see boot menu of Linux Mint. Click Integrity check to verify the integrity of data:
After verification is complete, the utility will show a message that all is well and then automatically starts the download of the LiveCD environment.
Step 2. Start the installer
When will the desktop Linux Mint, double click the icon to Install Linux Mint to run the installer. This is the same installer that is used in Ubuntu, only with a slightly altered appearance:
Step 3. Language selection
Select the language that you want to get stopped in the system:
Step 4. The keyboard layout
Select the keyboard layout. At the bottom you can test it:
Step 5. Multimedia
Check the box below during the installation the system was installed the proprietary codecs needed to playback multimedia:
Step 6. The choice of markup
The system offers two options for disk partitioning. It can automatically erase the entire disk and install Linux Mint or you can choose or create partitions for Linux Mint manually selecting Another option. Next, we consider exactly this way.
Step 7. Partition table
If you are installing on a clean empty disk, you’ll need to create a new partition table. If the drive already has data don’t do this. To create a partition table click New partition table:
Then will agree with the fact that during this process will erase all data from this disk:
Step 8. Partitioning
To create a new partition click on free spaceto highlight it and then click the button marked with +:
In the opened window select the size of the new partition in megabytes, the partition type, file system and mount point.
The first step is to create the root partition on which you will install the operating system. It is necessary for him at least ten gigabytes of space, it is recommended to use 20 or 30 gigabytes to make sure everything fit. File system is ext4 and the mount point – /. Partition type and location can not be changed.
Next, in a similar way you can create a home section. This is the section which will be located on all of your personal files. File system is the same as the mount point – /. If you don’t create, nothing bad will happen, just your files will be stored in the root partition and you may lose them when you reinstall.
The new versions of the swap partition you can create as swap space now is in the file.
Step 9. Configuring the bootloader
At the bottom of the same window you can select the drive on which you will install a boot loader. It is better to install it on the same drive on which the system will be installed.
Step 10. Start the installation
After the configuration is completed, click Install now.
Then confirm formatting the drive using the button to Continue:
Step 11. Time zone
Select your timezone:
Step 12. Username
Enter the user name that will be used for login and password:
If you enter a weak password, the system will alert about it, but let continue the installation will not. You can also specify here that it is necessary to log in automatically without asking for a password and to encrypt your home folder.
Step 13. Installation
Wait for the installation of Linux Mint 20. It may take from ten minutes to an hour, depending on your Internet speed and CPU power.
Step 14. Reboot
After installation is complete, agree to restart the computer:
When the installer asks you to remove the drive, if you boot using the ISO image, just hit Enter. Installation of Linux Mint 20 already completed and then it does not matter how you reboot.
Step 15. Ready
You will see the desktop with the welcome window. Below this window did not appear at the next system startup, uncheck the checkbox next to Show this window when the system is booted.
In this article, we discussed how to install Linux Mint from a flash drive 20 for a computer. As you can see, there is nothing complicated and installing popular Linux distributions as simple as installing Windows, in most cases it is enough to click Further. What do you think about the new system? Write in the comments!