Here’s how to install from a thumb drive.
- Plug it in
- Reboot the laptop
- Press F12 on the way up
- Select USB
- Select Install Linux Mint from the desktop
- 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.
- Once installed, reboot and enter the wireless password
- Run: sudo apt-get update
- 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:
- Open Menu/Preferences/Mouse and Touchpad, select the Touchpad tab, and uncheck Tap to click
- Open Menu/Preferences/Window Tiling and Edge Flip, and uncheck Enable Window Tiling and Snapping