First, for those who are either allergic to or terrified of the command line, I want to stress that it is not necessary to use this command, this is an optional approach. Backup Your Computer This is the most important step during the whole procedure. The first of these is to select your timezone. You have successfully installed the latest version of Linux Mint 18 on your device. If you have an Acer computer, when you try to do this you will probably get your first surprise.
You can't change the Secure Boot setting, at least at first -- it simply won't be possible to select it for editing. Because that drastic option is only meant for advanced Linux users. Choose your keyboard layout by selecting the language of the keyboard from the left pane and then the keyboard type from the right pane. The official decision has not been handed down yet. Now Optional but Highly Recommended. With the free space line highlighted click on the plus symbol.
It is a little bit time consuming and you will need a device to backup your computer to but the benefits totally outweigh the cons. Select Fedora Installation Destination 9. Pick a username and enter a password to be related to the consumer. So the question is, do I place the bootloader on the active partition or the drive itself? Once the media boots-up a new screen should appear on your monitor. I have lost my Windows install about 10 times now trying to get Linux on. It is up to you whether you tick this box or not.
After reboot, the system will first boot-up in Grub, with Linux Mint as the first boot option which will be automatically started after 10 seconds. Next, click on User Creation menu, add the name of a new user and setup a strong password for the new account. It used to provide a screen showing how prepared you are for installing Linux Mint. In principle, you could simply agree with this proposal of the installer. This tutorial will guide you on how you can install Linux Mint 18.
Recap, boot into a W10 or 8. This will create the swap partition. The first time you start Windows in the dual boot configuration, Windows will discover that its disk space has shrunk. Thus leaving somewhat less space for Windows, and allowing Mint to be put on the cleared space. If you find the correct key, you should be presented with a list of bootable objects on your computer; if the problem is simply that Linux wasn't able to change the boot sequence, then you will see a Linux installation listed there, and you can select it in order to boot Linux. I could be writing a manual quickly as to why you will want to try this.
Create A User in Linux Mint To be capable of login to Linux Mint the first time you will want to create a default user. Now the installation of Mint takes place, and in the end you'll have a dual boot computer. The default option is to require a password to login which is far more sensible. To get that going you will have to activate uefi in the Bios again. I recommend checking this box especially if you have a modern computer as it will help to get your wireless and graphics cards working to their optimum. I'll be soon making a video about dual booting stay tuned. After that I reinstalled Mint 18.
The installer will start and you will be asked to choose your installation language. But after complete installation I'm not able to boot into my linux platform. You will also see that I have highlighted a section of free space. Success rates for repairs from there are slim. That saves a lot of time.
Choose a user name and then choose a password. Apologies for the cell phone pics of my screen. None of the distros I played with recognized the existence of Windows 10. When I tried to make the second installation, the installer old me that there are already some operating systems on the hard disk. There are many tutorials online about dual-booting a Linux distro onto a Windows 10 machine, but none of them got me from start to end. It's still ticking along nicely with a variety of Linux distributions. A subsequent reboot would bring up the grub menu - once - then it was gone again.
I don't know what the others do, but make sure you install Linux to the space you freed up should be obvious — it will be much larger than the others. The final box allows you to encrypt your home folder. Fortunately, unlike other operating systems, Linux distros like Mint make it easy to give them a test run before installing it. Insert your boot device of choice, select Use a device, and select the device you want to boot from. If you have any question or suggestion, please feel free to ask or suggest through the comments. The rest is easy, just follow the steps of the installation process.