Linux Mint 17.3 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. I am a science teacher at Boston Public School running an after school computer club. The participants of this after school program will learn how to install OS, especially the open sources linux OS. An OEM version of LM will be perfect for this purpose.

  2. Hey love the OS! Does anyone know how to fix the disappearing menu bar glitch when you install MATE on a Lenovo Thinkpad X201T?

  3. Hello! I’m from Madagascar
    Linux Mint is my favorite OS
    But sometimes mirrors are not full time running and cause software manager failed

  4. @Andres, you must install from clean image. I also upgraded and my nvidia drivers were not working in upgraded version

  5. Dear Team,

    I cannot install virtualbox.

    This I get when I upgrade:
    The following packages have been kept back:
    linux-kernel-generic virtualbox-guest-dkms virtualbox-guest-utils
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.

    Is it to be expected that these packages upgraded will be available soonest?

    Thank you in advance.



    Edit by Clem: virtualbox-guest-x11 depends on the Vivid LTS stack. If your Mint OS is a Virtualbox Guest OS, keep it the way it is. Otherwise, simply remove the vitualbox-guest-* packages.

  6. Updated most systems i have to 17.3. On one system, at startup it still displays 17.2.

    Also on other systems whem upgraded gave 17.2 in startup menu. after i updated the kernel (manually) system gave 17.3 (exept 1 system)
    Although it is just the name at startup and everything just works perfect, you might want to fix this.

    I mean the name in the grub menu .. that is.



  7. Hi! I am new to linux and my first distributive was LM 17.1.
    I did enjoy it about half a year and recently installed LM 17.3 x64 on my home PC. Never was before, but this time I need to restart nemo every time I boot up the machime, otherwise it runs ‘ugly’, as described at forums. This bug appeared in 17.3 only 🙁
    Still, LM has became my primary OS on both home PC and laptop computer.
    Thank you for the system! Is is great!
    If I find a way how to use my scanner (epson 1270) and video-capture (Pinnacle AV/DV) in linux, I will use it ONLY and windows will be obsolete 🙂

  8. Linux mint 17.3…. best Windows all time….

    I’m happy to have never problems with windows,
    I use Linux…

    My computer also thanks you for Linux,
    he can work without problrms verry faster an I’m happy to see that

  9. Mint 17.2 is a fast usable system which I was dual-booting with Ubuntu 15.04. When Mint 17.2 upgraded grub it wiped out old grub and installed existing Ubuntu 15.04 as two folders “@” and “@Home” in the Mint 17.2 media file folder. The upgrade of grub did not allow Ubuntu 15.04 to boot. The saga continues.

  10. Hello, first thank you for the OEM images. It’s an awesome way of allowing people to help prepare a linux system for someone else, rather than doing install help.

    I wanted to updated on an issue I encountered and mentioned a few days ago where using a KVM switch and having linux turn the monitor off results in “out of range” signal. It’s not Mint specific, but more of a general kernel mode setting + KVM + monitor (EDID and/or DDC) issue. This talks about it more:

    What was happening for me is that a new mode was created and always used whenever I switched back. Doing xhost + then using xrandr from another text vt console when the graphical console was out-of-range, I saw new mode 1920×1200 being used, but that is wrong, since my monitor is 1920×1080 max. And I could not change it either as xrandr always failed to configure crtc.

    Unfortunately “nomodset” completely removes any hw acceleration (including 2d), failing back to VESA bruteforce drawing, for all open source drives, so that’s not a viable solution.

    However, I was able to get it working on my machine!! Intel G41 integrated GPU chipset. I don’t know what exactly got it working but here’s what I did:
    – runningn 17.3 Cinnamon, upgraded to kernel 4.2.0-19-generic, then power-off
    – pulled all cables out from KVM switch to power off, and only left linux port connected (my switch has DDC emulation, which means it itself supplies the monitor and USB info)
    – changed bios to initialize Integrated graphics first
    – power on linux machine, then connect other port (windows)

    I don’t know if this was a bug fixed in 4.2.19 but now I can switch back and forth without the kernel mode setting getting confused and without having to mess with xorg.conf or xrandr.

  11. after testing 20 of best linux distributions for 2 month, decided that linux mint is is the winner for me.
    great overall distribution.

  12. Olá, gostaria de saber quais as diferenças entre as versões:
    Cinnamon, Mate e KDE, tenho a KDE, mas gostaria de testar as outras.

  13. Mint 17.3 is beautiful, thanks for a great OS, every one who uses it should donate even if it is only $1, please keep them funded! I am putting in a new Video card that I’m getting from Christmas. When I do i’m going to do a reload and remove the foul Winsuck from my SSD and run Mint only. AND the reload will take me a whole 15 minutes! OH my how long I have lived in the dark shadow of Winblows. Never again, thank you, thank you!


  14. About time you started releasing KDE version (64 bit) 1st before all other versions on mint 🙂 kde owns in the way of how it looks and user experience! it needs better sound control though it should be as good or b etter than all the sound settings / options that windows xp had for example for recording mix audio ec!

  15. Just wondering when we will see the KDE version? I have been experiencing many problems with 17.2 upgrade such as desktop becomes unresponsive with no way other than logging out and back in or rebooting the system. I am hoping a fresh install will correct this issue.

  16. Any idea Clem when the 17.3 Xfce 64 DE will be available please?

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.

  17. Please mint team.
    Would be glad if the panel in cinnanon can move to all four sides of de desktop in stead of only up and down.

  18. i always interested with any version of linux, especially linux mint.
    I think i can’t give any contribution for linux mint project by programming, but i’ll try to ask people around to use open source software by using my writing skill. Yes, i think i can persuade them, finally. . . thanks linux mint, i you’re my partner since Isadora.
    (Sorry about my english skill)

  19. In Response to: Tomasz Says: above,

    I’m also having better luck with 17.2 Cinnamon & Xfce.
    rock solid & fast. 17.3 has been tricky on the downloads. &
    the update story was a lesson in late night learning that
    ‘Command Line ‘ stuff.

    I like 17.2 , but, I’ll keep tweaking for the latest till I ;; Get it!


  20. Thanks Emmanj 🙂
    I’m running LMDE Mate Betsy (which I’m really happy with) and checked to see if I could put the panel on the left. Yes, no problem. Then I tried putting it back!
    For anyone else who gets stuck, you probably can’t find anywhere on the panel where right-clicking gives the panel options. My solution: going into the display options and putting the screen in “left” gave the free space on the panel again. Then it was just a problem of controlling the cursor! I’m using a laptop so I couldn’t just turn the screen round.
    I have no idea if the same problem happens with other versions of Mint.

  21. peter e: Yes, my comment “For anyone else who gets stuck, you probably can’t find anywhere on the panel where right-clicking gives the panel options.” assumed that to be the normal way.
    If you have plenty of room at the bottom and you move the panel to the side you might no longer have an area of panel where right clicking doesn’t take you to the options for some icon instead of the panel options. I think it happened to me because I made the icons too big after moving the panel. I should have fewer icons on my panel!

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