Linux Mint 1.0

Linux Mint 1.0
Version of Linux Mint
Architectureamd64, i386
Kernel version2.6
Latest build
Release date2006-08-27
Support end
User interfaceKDE
Package manager
Based on
Kubuntu 5.10
Replaced by
Linux Mint 2.0

Linux Mint 1.0 (codenamed Ada) is the first version of Linux Mint, released on 27 August 2006. It uses Kubuntu 6.06 as the codebase and it shipped with KDE 3.5.4.

Installation[edit | edit source]

The installer is very simple and requires the user to have a swap partition and the main partition formatted as ext3. Since neither the installer nor the live system have a partitioning tool, you will need to partition and format the drive before installing the system:

  • Boot into a live Linux system, such as GParted or Parted Magic.
  • Create two partitions: the main partition formatted as ext3 (as /dev/sda1 or /dev/hda1) and a 100MB swap partition (as /dev/sda2 or /dev/hda2). Leave some free disk space for the GRUB boot loader.
  • Boot back to the Linux Mint live system and launch the installer. It will ask for the path of the partitions. Type in for the main partition /dev/sda1 or /dev/hda1, for the swap partition /dev/sda2 or /dev/hda2 and for the boot loader /dev/sda or /dev/hda. After the installation has finished, restart into the new system.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The KDE mascot is lying on a tombstone. If one looks clearly at the login screen, the Windows logo is shown on the tombstone. This describes the hatred relationship between either the KDE or the Linux Mint project and Microsoft with its Windows operating system.

Gallery[edit | edit source]