Installing Linux Mint 9

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Prepare installation media

  • You can use USB CD-ROM Drive or USB Flash drive (disk-on-key) as installation media.
  • Download Linux Mint 9 "Isadora" - Gnome CD (32-bit)
  • If you are using USB CD-ROM - burn downloaded image directly on CD.
  • If you are using USB Flash drive, 1GB would be enough, use "Startup Disk Creator" utility to create LiveUSB.

Installation of generic Linux Mint 9

  • Standard Linux Mint installation - choose timezone, partitions, username, password etc.
  • Unplug USB CD-ROM / USB Flash drive and reboot
  • Login using previously selected username and password

Required system changes

  • Add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list
## Repository for fit-PC2 users provided by Compulab
deb binary/
deb-src source/
  • Refresh update manager
sudo apt-get update
  • Install kernel image, kernel headers, graphic drivers and media player for HD playback:
sudo apt-get install linux-image-2.6.35-34-fitpc2 linux-headers-2.6.35-34-fitpc2 xserver-xorg-video-poulsbo mplayer-vaapi mplayer-skins
  • Remove generic image and sources that are not fully compatible with fit-PC2.
sudo apt-get purge linux-generic linux-image-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image-$(uname -r) linux-headers-$(uname -r) && sudo apt-get autoremove
  • Restart fit-PC2

Linux Mint 9 is now installed.

Known issues

  • There is no OSD/subtitles support in mplayer-vaapi.