Installing Linux Mint on a Mac – Part 1 – Krazy Ken’s Tech Misadventures

Installing Linux Mint on a Mac – Part 1 – Krazy Ken’s Tech Misadventures


– [Krazy Ken] Like, Chicago is not down there! Like, this was like Atlanta. Warning, this will destroy all data! Yeah. (laughs) I seriously have no freakin’
idea what to do here. Fun times, except they’re not. (electronic beeping) (keyboard typing) (energetic electronic music) Hey guys, how you all doin’? Really? That’s great. You know what, I’m doing pretty great too and boy, ladies and gentlemen, I am a man of my word, even though I don’t think I promised this. (chuckles) I did a Linux installation
sensation a while ago on Krazy Ken’s Tech Misadventures where I wanted to install Linux Mint. The only problem was I virtualized it because I wanted to install it and record it for Software Showcase. If you have not seen our
Software Showcase series, I highly recommend it. The problem was we were
having performance issues, and the other problem is
you’ve gotta pay out the butt to keep the virtualization
software working from Parallels and from VMWare, and I don’t like to do that. So, I was saying to a few people, “We need to install the
system straight-up.” In fact, I think quite
a few people commented saying, “Bro, you should
just install the system on a PC and not a virtual machine.” The only problem is I don’t have PC. But I do have this Mac mini, which is freshly sterilized and was recently repartitioned with multiple blank volumes for situations just like this. So, now you have the
backstory under your belt. And we’re here with a Linux Mint 18.3 64 bit with the ma-tay
desktop environment. Now, I’m always corrected
on how I pronounce things in the Linux world, so I tried to double-check things as much as I can, and I
believe it is pronounced “mah-tay”, not “mate”. But what do you think it is? “mate” or “mah-tay”? Vote now on your phones. Or you know, on the card up there. Either way. We’re gonna do this, we’re officially installing
Linux Mint on a Mac mini. (CD slides into drive) In goes the disc. As you can see, we are freshly sterilized, there are zero operating systems on here. And there’s our Windows disc, the default boot picker
will detect this as Windows. Let’s do EFI boot. Now, hopefully this will work a lot easier than Hannah Montana Linux did, that was, (laughs) oh dude, I think it was just so old it didn’t know how to do anything. So yeah, let’s just start right up, let’s go into the live CD environment and then we’ll maybe just
futz around a little bit and then run the installation from there. And then depending on how
well the drivers work, we’ll see what other things we have to do to get this thing online and to get some other programs on here. So, we’ll see how smooth this is. Remapping will be disabled. Well, isn’t that a darn shame? And there we go, there’s our Mint, that’s what we wanted to see. Man, that disc drive
is just goin’ to town! So, we have our cursor up, the wallpaper’s loading, looks like the panel is loading in here. We are almost fully in
the live environment. There’s our wallpaper. And there’s our icons
and there’s our menu. Almost. It’s still running off a CD, so it’s gonna be a bit slow. All right, so, I mean, already so far this looks way better than when I virtualized it. I mean, the performance is great, I can see there’s a little bit of tearing, but it’s really smooth, it’s a perfect 60 FPS. Just a little bit of graphical tearing or something going on there, but dude, this is looking way better than the stuff I was dealing with before. Awesome, so as you can see here, I have all of these partitions, right? So like, here’s the one
from Hannah Montana Linux, which was what I showed last time. But it wasn’t actually installed on here because well, I won’t spoil it. Go watch that episode. So, let’s get this installed
and see what we can do. We’re installing this on a Mac. Mint on Mac. Kinda catchy. Snape, Snape, Severus Snape. Snape, Snape, Severus Snape. Dumbledore! Snape, Severus Snape. Dumbledore! Snape, Severus, okay. Install, let’s see. As super user. The new hero from Marvel. Or DC or AC or ACDC. Whichever you want. Okay, we’re gonna do English. Preparing to install. Install third party software
and graphics and wif, yes, that would be amazing. Hopefully it works. Now, I have a backup plan if this won’t get on the wifi, I have a way we can just
get ethernet on here. But I would prefer to just have it work. We’re still loading some things here, it’s probably managing
some packages or something. But yeah I mean, I don’t use Linux a ton, but Mint is one of the systems I tend to just have the most luck with. I think, you know, MATE looks pretty. So, I’m excited about, oh, wait, hang on. The installer has detected
that the following disks have mounted par, oh shit, oh wait, whoa, hang on. I saw a little like,
toaster thing popup saying wifi networks available, so I guess it was
installing that stuff now, even though we’re on the live CD? I legit don’t know. Oh, well. Look at that. Deep 13, the live CD actually is detecting my airport extreme base station. That’s impressive. Suck it, Hannah Montana Linux. (laughs) Anyway, yes, we will get back to that. Let’s get this installed. So, let’s see. Do you want the installer to try to unmount the partitions of these disks before continuing? If you leave them unmounted, you will not be able to, oh, yeah. Yes, please unmount all that shit. And it looks like it did. I saw the icons go away. You probably didn’t see ’em, but I did. And that’s all that matters. (chuckles ominously) Okay, this computer currently has no detected operating systems. That is true. I’m gonna need to do something else here. ‘Cause I don’t want it
to just erase the disk. I want to be able to format
the Hannah Montana Linux And just nuke that sucker,
oh frick on a stick. I don’t know which one is the
Hannah Montana Linux drive because it’s just showing the whatever this type of name is called. Let’s see here. Well, it doesn’t really matter. Oh, let me see here. ‘Cause everything’s empty anyway. I’d like to try to nip
this in the bud, though. I’m gonna guess this? Yeah, it’s HFS plus, We’re not gonna be able
to install on that though. So, yes, let’s format. (groans anxiously) (laughs) Yeah, okay, I don’t know. If I just say install, will it
just automatically format it? Yeah. (laughs) Oops. Well. What does, I seriously
have no frickin’ idea what to do here. I wish I had someone smart to like, help me out with this shit. To the Google machine! Okay, so I hit up the Google machine and yo, format that, keep it at 32 gigs, mount point, I never remember this shit. ‘Cause I should probably
also make a swap partition which is a different option, but that should be for a
different volume, right? You know what? No harm, no foul, this is
a beta testing computer and like, a Linux system computer like, just for testing and fun. Like, if I F something up, whatever. There’s no data on here. So, let’s just do it. This actually might be a good idea, let’s just repartition
the whole frickin’ disk, there’s nothing on here. Yeah. Let’s add a 32 gig, oh, what the frick? Let’s add a 30, what the? Oh, I see how it’s doing this. A 32, what the? 30, mmmm. Okay, the num pad, it
didn’t like the num pad. A 32 gig partition, primary. Beginning of the space. Extended. Mount point slash. Boom. Then I should have a swap and again, I’m sure everyone
plays by different rules, but the good rule of thumb I understand is to have it be the size of your RAM, I have four gigs on this Mac mini, I’ll just assign four gigs there. I don’t know if that’s illogical or if that’s a primary, ooh, that’s a great question, me. Okay, the Google machine’s
being really nice to me today. Primary. So, we have a swap, we have our place for installation, and then we have all this free space I can just add shit to later. It doesn’t need to be touched right now. We’ll save that. Okay. And install now. Okay, I’m just gonna go back. Should this? Okay, this is swap. Okay, we don’t need that to be formatted. Okay. Install now. The partition table
format in use on your disk normally requires you to
create a separate partition for boot loader code, this partition should be mark, well, let’s fix that then. Let’s give it just 128 meg,
ahh, you mother trucker. I forget the num pad, it’s not liking the num pad right there, so, let’s do 128 megs, keep it at primary, and whoop, saw like, an icon pop up, I hope I didn’t F anything up there. Okay, we’re gonna do, I mean I don’t see EFI boot partition, but I see EFI system partition. Is that the same thing? We’re just gonna assume I’m right. Which I’m probably not. And we have this free space reserved and one megabyte of FU space. I dunno why. All on this Apple hard
disk inside the Mac mini install now and warning,
this will destroy all data. This looks good. Let’s continue. And… Disk is spinning up. Let’s just go to Chicago time. Wait. Chicago is not that far south. Oh, right, that’s the problem I had earlier in the last time I
messed with Mint, I think. Like, Chicago is not down there, like, this is like, Atlanta or something. Whatever. What’s geography? All right, English, US,
that sounds good to me. But let’s get the
Macintosh keyboard on here, let’s type in things. Macintosh, all right, good. Continue. User Name. Krazy, log in automatically, and there we are. We are copying files, all right, this might actually work. I think. I jinxed it! So, I’m just watching their
fun little slideshow here, thinking of things I
could use this system for and things I’d like to test out. Maybe put some music on here, test it out. ‘Cause I wanna get some content on here and just, you know, see how it works, ’cause like, to be
honest, I don’t have a lot of exposure to Linux
and I would like more, so I think this is a good one to maybe, you know, just fiddle with. So I’m just kinda getting some inspiration from the features slideshow here. But I’m totally open to recommendations for other things to do
with other Linux systems and other Linux systems to try out. You know, I could write
my next screenplay in, oh gosh, lee-behr-off, lee-bray-off, see, I’ve said lee-bray and
people say how you say it, and then I said lee-behr,
and people are like, that’s not how you say it either, so I really don’t know. I’m just gonna call it office writer. (laughs) Oh boy. Fun times, except they’re not. Steam, yes. I think putting Steam
on here would be fun. DropBox too, actually,
because I have files on there, that would actually be a very easy way to get stuff on here. Cool, yeah, Steam would be fun. Oh yeah, and that’s always
fun to mess around with, like desktop effects and stuff like that. So yeah, I’m excited. I would love to try this out natively, like, oh yeah, that’s the other thing. I don’t have a lot of exposure to Linux, but I definitely don’t
have a lot of exposure to Linux on a native system. Because I virtualize a lot, but I’m kinda sick of that. Yeah, if you don’t like bugs, close your eyes for the next few seconds. I saw my cat freeze up and I’m like, ooh, he must
be looking at something, and there’s just this, I think centipede? I dunno if that’s
technically what it’s called. Just crawling around on the ground, but I gotcha now. Where are your rebel friends now? (chuckles ominously) Yeah, you were movin’ around quite fast, oh, you’re on the move again. Oh, hey. Oh, he’s movin’. Oh, he’s movin’. Oh, he’s movin’! Ahh no no no no! You’re staying right there. Alright, installation has finished. You can continue testing Linux Mint now, but until you restart your computer any changes you make or
any documents yous save will not be preserved. You’re right, they won’t be. We’re gonna restart now. All right, maybe something
will happen soon. We’ll get there. There we go. I love you, Mint. You’re so easy. You know, you and I, we communicate, we understand each other. You’re my mate, or my mah-tay. Ooh, it’s leviosa. All right, press Enter. Boom. Ahh! It almost made me do it again. And we’re booting up. Yeah, I’ve never quite
seen my cat do this, but he’s just kinda off to the side here, he’s like, he’s at his water dish, but he’s not just drinking from it, he’s like, dipping his paw in there and then licking off his paw and then dipping his paw in there and then licking off his paws, like, is that how he drinks? Is that normal? Does your cat do that? Cats are fun. All right, so here we are. Linux Mint 18.3, Silvia on a Mac mini, native installation, awesome. MATE, 64 bit. Let’s read the exciting documentation. Do I have to double-click? Oh. Oh, it’s loading a, yeah, ah,
I figured that would happen. (laughs) Drivers, maybe? I should probably
actually look at drivers. Hang on, let me, oh, let’s take a look at drivers, though. Drivers cannot be installed. Connect to the internet, oh. That’s great. Oh, maybe I need to put a disk in. I’m actually really impressed that the eject key on the Mac keyboard works with Linux Mint. Kudos, those are bonus points. Alright, well let’s put the disk back in. I think maybe we have to get
the drivers off of that here. So, let’s just close that, let’s let the disk load up. You have just inserted a medium. Choose what application to launch. No applications found, all right. Kinda need the internet to do things. Oh, this is new. This could be good. Failed to download repository information. Check your internet connection. Well, see, I don’t have
an internet connection. Broadcom Corporation, there we go. I guess that would be fine. That’s funny, it’s like
Broadcom Corporation you know for 802.11, you know. Oh, wow, that. Airport extreme, is
that what’s inside here, or just, what? Yeah, that must be what it is. That’s impressive that
it shows all this stuff. Anyway. Yeah, it’s kinda funny, it’s
like, hey, I need to like, do the thing for the internet, but I need the internet to connect to it, but you know, I don’t think
I need this stuff right now. I basically just need anything
to get me online right now. I don’t know what this
is, Intel microcode? I could maybe install that later. Anyway, apply changes. And we’re gonna pray that it works because knowing my luck with Linux, well, my luck with
anything, nothing works. That’s just Murphy’s
Law, it’s Ken’s law now. Ah, man. Krazy Ken’s Law. Hey, hey, hey, it’s Fat Albert! Just kidding. Yeah, it loaded somethin’. That is an awesome sign. You need to restart to make changes. Okay, well, I saw the
toaster popup, that’s good. And deep 13, there it
is in the menu there. And if you know the
reference that name is from, kudos to you. All right, it’s rebooting and while we’re at it, I’m just gonna zap the PRAM, ’cause I wanna hear
the dang startup sound. (computer startup sound) Ahh, oh my gosh. Aw, that’s beautiful. It’s such a palate cleanser. (makes drooling sound) Okay, sorry about that, just get over being excited. I’m gonna miss that thing, you know, the next Mac I get it’s not gonna have that and that makes me real sad. Black screen. Now the DVD stopped spinning. Oh, now it’s spinning again. This is, yeah, the DVD,
we don’t need that. We’ll just escape. Oh, that was a lucky guess, I
guess escape does everything. Now, normally this is, I dunno what I type,
is it a reboot command? Oh. (computer startup sound) Whoa, that was a lucky guess. I just hope I didn’t break anything. Windows, Windows, EFI boot, EFI boot, yeah, again, this default boot picker will just basically read anything that’s not Mac OS as Windows. I think there is a way to change this, but that might be a Krazy
Ken thing for another day. If anyone wants to point
me in the direction of how to do that. Feel free to drop me a line down below. I trust you. You’re smart, I like you. See, you and I, we’re
together here doin’ this and I will use your knowledge. Knowledge. To help me further the
advancement of my Linux know-how. All right. We are booted up, wifi
network available, heck yeah. That’s good, we have the
Sylvia welcome screen. We have the wifi doohickey, let’s connect. And if it worked, boom, connection established. That was a piece of cake, dude. All right, let’s open
up the documentation. And there we go. Linux Mint dude. Cool, we gotta, let’s see
what other drivers there are. ‘Cause we might need those. I’m sure software updates will also be a thing I need to run. Updating catch, whoa, whoa, that progress bar was all over the place. (intense electronic music) Yeah, we’re gonna update our catch-y. Okay, yeah, this actually looks good. Update manage, yeah, that’s what I wanted. All right, let me review
sensitive updates, ooh, sensitive updates. Do you want to switch to a local mirror? Sure? (groans anxiously) Sure. I know exactly what that is. Oh, I should maybe hit the install button, that’s maybe what I should do. The select all, oh, okay, hang on. Okay, again, I’m still gettin’
used to Linux stuff here, so when I hit Select All, I thought it would highlight all of these, but it put little tick
marks in there, okay. Bear with me. I know this is probably
painful for many of you and I apologize, you can return the unused
portion of this tech video log for a refund. Install updates. I just wanna get the latest shit on here before we go nuts. I wanna test out the apps, I wanna put my own files on here, probably install Steam? Let’s play some frickin’ games on here. I mean, we only have like, an HD 4000, so we’re not gonna be playing, like, whatever is an intense video game the kids play these days. (chuckles) But we have all these other goodies with other error messages. I dunno, just gonna hit Install. Just gonna let it do its thing. The upgrade will trigger
additional changes. Whoa, careful with that
trigger word there. Yes, so the following
packages will be installed. Lib-derm-common, Lib-koomy-geer-lib five, (garbles pronunciation) 21 and (garbles pronunciation) one. All right, I think lib means library. (laughs) I have no idea what the
rest of these things mean, so again, other Linux peeps, if you could help me out
there, that’d be great. I don’t know if I need
to know what they mean, I just trust that they’re good, but I’m curious. I could Google them. I already had to Google shit
for this tech video log. I may have to Google more. Oh, updating Firefox, that’s good. Oh, we’re just updating
a shit ton of shit. This is good. That makes me happy. Look at all that. Aw yeah, that’s good stuff right there. Mmm. This one’s my favorite, lib-atomic, yes. Suck it, lib-python,
whatever you are, cups. I know what cups is, common
unix printing system. I know that shit. (laughs) That’s about all I know, I’m so sad. All right, the marked changes
are now being applied. This can take some time. Please wait. You know, it goes a lot faster when you just look at the log. And while that’s going, I’m just gonna read a nice comment I recently received on
another Krazy Ken episode. By Sora HeartPaws, I hope you don’t mind me giving you a little shout out. Actually, it was on the Windows Vista installation commemoration, which is, I would say, one
of our more popular episodes, but for some reason it’s one of our more criticized ones, which is unusual. ‘Cause, you know, this show is full of things to criticize. I’m just kidding, it isn’t. Anyway, I think you done
earned yourself a sub. I love that you guys do
have fun and everything but I can still learn
something from your videos. Boom, you’re a person that
gets it, I appreciate it. So, I will give you a
heart and a lovely reply. While we keep watching the logs scroll by. Now, that was poetry at its finest. Well, I guess I stepped away for too long. I got locked out. But that’s okay, I have the key, and it’s still updating, okay. Well, that was a waste. All right, we have some other things here with levels. I dunno what levels are. (laughs) Level one, three, four, what? Yeah, I’m not sure what
these numbers mean, but let’s just do it. Check marks usually indicate good things. Your system is up to date. All right. So, ladies and gentlemen, that was the Linux Mint
installation sensation native on a Mac mini and we’re all up to date and ready to go for all the fun stuff coming up next. That is where I will
install whatever the heck I wanna install, I’ll
experiment with the features, install the software, put my own files on here, and just have a lot
more fun with Linux Mint in part dos. So, I hope you guys enjoyed and feel free to also recommend
any other Linux systems and other things I should
try in the Linux world. Because I wanna dive into it more. So, I’m open to your suggestions. So, stick around for part two, there’s more to come. Catch the crazy and pass it on. (upbeat electronic music)