Linux Mint 17.1 OEM images available

The following OEM installation images are now available:

Reminder: OEM images are for computer vendors and manufacturers. They allow Linux Mint to be “pre-installed” on a machine which is then used by another person than the one who performed the installation. After an OEM installation, the computer is set in such a way that the next reboot features a small setup screen where the new user/customer has the ability to choose his/her username, password, keyboard layout and locale.

Note: “No-codecs” ISOs are also available for magazines and distributors at


  1. d14:failure reason15:invalid requeste This error keeps pops-up when I try To download Cinnamon 64Bit or 32Bit version please help….

  2. Which mirror won’t work for you Omkar? Try another one.

    This one in United Kingdom is working, I’ve just tested it, University of Kent UK Mirror Service

  3. I assume this is like the normal installer (ie. runs off DVD/USB stick) with the difference being what’s asked and the state things are in upon first boot?

    Presumably, after installation, I could image the install partition(s) and place them directly onto a number of machines?

    Also I’m guessing, thanks to Mint being very hardware-agnostic in its default configuration, that changes to the underlying hardware specifics from one machine to the next wouldn’t present a big problem either?

    Useful – thanks!

  4. @4 John,
    Original Edition for Manufacturers are instalation media images, which breaks intstalation into two stages. First is to install the OS itself,and second is to add user(s) and configuration. This two stage install, allows manufacturers to ship their products with preinstalled OS, but without user. On a later stage, when someone buy their product, will pass through 1-2-3 steps (add user, configure network, desktop etc.) .. and “voila” – there is your usable system

  5. My upgrade to 17.1 went fine. Compiz effects do not work for some reason. I go to desktop settings and replace Marco with compiz, restart and nothing happens. I can open compiz, but none of the effects work.

  6. A 32bit version would be mildly useful for refurbishing old computers.

    64bit seems good if you’re in the business of selling new computers instead (maybe making the choice of putting 4GB memory on your lowest end offering)

  7. @ baptiste: To create a 32bit OEM installation, install a 32bit system then install package oem-config, do the upgrade/updates then before shutting down open a terminal and input oem-config-prepare enter. Shut down and on next boot up it will ask for user details and configure system.

  8. @ Macias: hopefully never!

    Why anyone still wants to install that outdated desktop is far beyond any reason. You know when the last change was made to Xcfe? Over 2 years ago! That whole project is as dead as can be. Also they are in the GTK+3 camp, which should be avoided in any way.

    And btw, MATE is not only much more flexible and customizable but runs lighter and faster too. The only Linux DE that still makes sense, Cinnamon, KDE as runner ups. LXQt is my candidate hopeful for the future.

  9. xfce is not dead, and its not only translation which is being made on github

    they have little developers, but xfce is beautiful, highly configurable and stable

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