Linux Mint 20 is now available in Beta for end users to test and share feedback for feature improvements. Linux mint is a favorite Linux distribution used by number of users in the Open Source space, schools and some private institutions. This article will guide new users through the installation steps of Linux Mint 20. We’ll include screenshots to help you follow along easily.
Linux Mint 20 features Xfce 4.14, a Linux kernel 5.4 and an Ubuntu 20.04 package base. Linux Mint 20 will receive security updates until 2025. There are many Desktop environments to choose from for the installation image to use – Cinnamon, Xfce and MATE.
Install Linux Mint 20 – Step by Step With Screenshots
Visit the Linux Mint download page and pick the ISO file that works for you. Then create a bootable device if performing the installation on physical hardware. If running Linux mint on a Virtual Machine, attach the ISO and begin installation.
Create bootable medium with dd command:
sudo dd if=~/Desktop/linuxmint.iso of=/dev/sdx oflag=direct bs=1M
In the first screen, click on “Start Linux Mint“
In the next page initiate installation of Linux Mint 20 by clicking on the “Install Linux Mint” icon in the Desktop.
Pick your language to Continue.
Choose a Keyboard layout.
I recommend you ensure media codecs are installed with the OS for audio to work immediately once the system is ready.
Choose to erase disk or manually partition disk and select correct one for OS installation.
If doing full erasure you need to agree to the prompt.
Correct region is a requirement for time zone to be set accordingly.
Add the first user which will be admin of the system.
The installer should now start writing data to disk.
Once installation of Linux Mint 20 is completed reboot the system to start using it.
The Login screen should appear on which you can input the user password to continue.
Yoy!… Linux Mint 20 has been installed successfully on a Virtual Machine or physical hardware.
Perform upgrade after installation.
sudo apt update sudo apt -y upgrade sudo reboot
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