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Challenges in Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon installation

The scenario is I have a Dell Inspiron machine dual booting Window 8.1 and Debian 8. I wanted to replace the Debian with Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon.


Download the ISO file (64bit) from https://linuxmint.com/download.phpVerify the downloaded ISO file from  https ://linuxmint.com/verify.phpPress F2 during boot screen and make the fast boot to OFF & save and exit.Press F12 during boot screen and make the boot mode as UEFI and Safeboot off.Using Unetbootin create a bootable ISO using the USB disk.In Windows > Settings > System &recovery > Using your Pendrive > restartIt boots into Mint 18, Install option At some step it asks for partition choose "something else"Delete the existing "/" partition and "/home" using Minus "-" Create partition "/" and "/home" using "+" make sure that format is checkedAfter installation grub did not appear and it boots into windows directly.bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\mint…