Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) Cinnamon Desktop installation steps with Screenshot

Linux Mint team released Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) on May 31st 2014 and the new project code name is Qiana with Cinnamon 2.2.16. In this article I’m going to install Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) Cinnamon Desktop installation with detailed steps and Screen shots. Linux Mint 17 is based on Ubuntu 14.04.

Linux Mint team Officially announced Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) Desktop long term support release which will be continued until 2019. So you will get security updates Linux Mint 17 until 2019, They wont start any development work further for new release until 2016. If they do any development work, they planned to use the same package base as Linux Mint 17.

Hardware Requirements

  • Burned CD/DVD or USB or ISO image
  • 32/64 bit processor
  • Minimum 512 MB of RAM
  • 5 GB Disk Space
  • Graphics card recommended

New features in Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) Cinnamon

Linux Mint 17 was released with lot of new features.

  • Lots improvement in Update Manager
  • MDM 1.6
  • Linux kernel 3.13
  • Update Manager UI improved
  • Update Manager Icon style changed
  • In Update Manager the new coloum added type which can differentiate updates status (traditional updates, security updates, backports and romeo updates)
  • You can install Driver from Driver Manager without Internet connection
  • Multi-monitor support was improved
  • Language Settings tools added to support more languages
  • Software Sources UI is improved
  • Cinnamon 2.2.16
  • Hexchat replaces Xchat as the default IRC client
  • shutdown sequence was fixed and with many new features For complete change log
  • Linux Mint official home page
  • Linux Mint 17 Qiana all release note

Download Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) images

There are multiple desktop flavours available for download.

1) Booting Computer with Linux Mint 17 installation media.

Boot your computer with Linux Mint 17 installation media like (Burned CD/DVD or USB or ISO image). It will display below screen
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After booting,from your installation media it will display the below screen.
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2) Click install linux mint icon

Click install linux mint icon to install Linux Mint 17 on your system.
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3) Language Selection

Choose your prepared language
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4) Preparing to Install Linux Mint

Verifying HDD Space and network connection. Everything is fine now and hit Continue button to move forward.
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5) Installation Type

This step is important one but simple. For Fresh installation choose first option Erase disk and install Ubuntu as it will erase hole disk and create partition table automatically then move forward. If you choose fourth option Something else and it will also erase hole disk but need to create partition table manually yourself then hit Install Now button
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Its fresh installation, so I’m choosing first option and hit Install Now

6) Choose your location

Choose your location then hit Continue.
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7) Keyboard layout Selection

Choose your Keyboard layout here, then hit Continue.
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8) Create new user and password

Its time to create new user and password on your system then hit Continue.
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9) Installation initiated

Linux mint Installer now copying all the system files to your hard disk.
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10) Installation process is on-going

Linux mint 17 (Qiana) Installation process is on-going and it will take a while to complete the installation
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11) Installation got Completed.

Now, installation got completed and Remove your installation media then hit Restart Now button.
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12) Linux mint 17 login screen

Linux mint 17 (Qiana) login screen, Enter your username & password then hit Enter button to launch your Desktop
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Enter Password here.
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13) Linux mint 17 (Qiana) Desktop screen

Linux mint 17 (Qiana) Desktop screen and play with new Ubuntu. Close the welcome screen and enjoy it.
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Linux mint 17 (Qiana) Cinnamon Desktop screen.
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Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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