Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya Installation Guide

Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya

Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya

We already have several weeks since it was released the new version of Linux Mint one of the most popular Linux Distributions which is based on its philosophy which is "to deliver a modern, elegant and comfortable Operating System that is at the same time powerful and easy to use."

Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya is the codename of the new version of this Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, with improvements for OBEX file transfers, it also adds the new version of Xplayer and many other new features.

Requirements to install Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya

  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended).
  • 9GB of free disk space (20GB recommended).
  • Graphics card 800 × 600 minimum resolution (1024 × 768 recommended).
  • DVD drive or USB port

How to install Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya

We will proceed to download from the iso official site of the system, I recommend the download via Torrent or Magnet link.

Once the download is done you can burn the iso on a DVD or some USB. The method to do it from DVD:

  • Windows: We can record the iso with Imgburn, UltraISO, Nero or any other program even without them in Windows and later gives us the option to right click on the ISO.
  • Linux: They can use especially the one that comes with graphical environments, among them are, Brasero, k3b, and Xfburn.

USB installation medium

  • Windows: They can use Universal USB Installer or Linux Live USB Creator, both are easy to use.

Linux: The recommended option is to use the dd command, it is important that you check in which drive the usb was mounted to proceed to record the data on it:

dd bs = 4M if = / path / to / Linuxmint.iso of = / dev / sdx && sync

Once we have our media ready, we only need to have the BIOS configured so that the PC starts from the configured installation unit.

The initial Linux Mint 18.2 installer screen looks like this:

Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya

Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya

Here they will have to select the first option which is that of "start linux mintThis is the default option and so if you don't select any it will start with this one.

Now it will begin to load everything necessary for the installation of Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya, at the end of this process it will show us a screen there is an icon in the form of a CD that says "Install Linux Mint”, We will double-click on this icon to start the installer.

Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya

Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya

When starting the installer, it will ask us to let's select the language in which it will be installed the new Linux Mint system. In this example I select Spanish.



We proceed with the "Continue" button.

In the next screen it will suggest us to install third party software, mp3, flash, proprietary drivers for graphics, wifi, etc.



Now in this section It will show us the type of installation and partitioning of disks.

We can see a series of options:

  • Erase the entire disk to install Linux Mint
  • Install Linux Mint along with other operating systems if you already have one
  • More options, it will allow us to manage our partitions, resize hard disk, delete partitions, etc. The recommended option if you don't want to lose information.

After there we will choose a partition to install Linux Mint or choose the complete hard drive. In case of choosing a partition, we will have to give it the appropriate format, remaining like this.

Type partition "ext4" and mount point as root "/".

linux mint

linux mint

It warns us that any partition that previously existed will be deleted (which in our case is not a problem since there was nothing before). We click on continue.

It will show us a screen with the partitioning summary. Click continue.

When selecting the installation mode, it will ask you to confirm the changes and to do so you just have to click on the "Continue" button.

While the system is installed, it will ask us to configure some options, such as the location in which we are to geo-locate ourselves and offer us specific configurations to our location:



In the keyboard configuration we will search by language and keyboard type.

Now the last section will ask us to create a personal user account with a password appropriate. We can also select if we want to identify ourselves every time the system starts, or if we want the system to start automatically without asking for authentication.

Once the configuration is finished, we will only have to wait for the installation process to finish and a legend to appear informing you that the installation has finished.

We will just have to restart.

When you restart the system you will be able to enter with the username and password that you created during the installation.


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  1.   Ruben said

    Thanks all very well explained, I have installed it in an Acer Aspire One, with an old Atom processor and it has gone great, the netbook has revived again.