Installing the Operating System
Installing Linux Mint is not as hard as it sounds. These steps will help you get going.
1. Put the CD into your combo drive. For many users this may entail turning the system on, putting the disk in and then turning it back off again.
2. Reboot the system and boot your PC from the CD. The exact procedure for this will vary from system to system.
You will need to make sure your BIOS is set to boot from your combo drive. In most cases your PC will already be set to boot from CD by default so all you will need to do is insert the CD into your combo drive and reboot.
If your PC is not set to boot from your combo drive please consult your hardware manual or use a search engine to locate instructions.
Now you will be given a list of choices. Choose the first option (Boot to a Live CD Session) and click on Accept. The desktop will now load. Find the install icon on the desktop and click it. The wizard will start asking you a series of questions including your language and location. Answer them and click on “Next". It may also ask you about your keyboard layout.
Now you will be brought to the partitions screen, for most users choose the automatic option (labeled Guided partition) will be the smarter choice. The rest of the partitioning and installation should run without you having to do anything more then click on “Next".