Linux Mint Debian on Toshiba Satellite

Here’s how to install from a thumb drive.

  1. Plug it in
  2. Reboot the laptop
  3. Press F12 on the way up
  4. Select USB
  5. Select Install Linux Mint from the desktop
  6. When the time comes to partition, I choose to delete them all. In the past, I’ve installed in one big partition. This time around. I elected to create an 8Gbyte swap partition, then gave Linux the rest of the disk.
  7. Once installed, reboot and enter the wireless password
  8. Run: sudo apt-get update
  9. Run: sudo apt-get upgrade

After rebooting, I was unable to log in with Cinnamon and switched to MATE. See LMDE 2 Cinnamon is Toast, Mate for details.

I still couldn’t get the automated installation of Chrome to work. Here’s the manual process that actually works: Installing Chrome on LMDE 2

If you are able to get Cinnamon to work, here are a couple of configurations you might want:

  1. Open Menu/Preferences/Mouse and Touchpad, select the Touchpad tab, and uncheck Tap to click
  2. Open Menu/Preferences/Window Tiling and Edge Flip, and uncheck Enable Window Tiling and Snapping



About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.
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