How to Getting Started with Magento e-Commerce Development on Linux Mint 17 Qiana LTS Easy Guide

July 6, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Magento Website Quick Start for Mint 17 Qiana LTS

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Magento 1.9 CE PHP5 e-Commerce Website on Linux Mint 17 Qiana i386/amd64 Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce Desktop.

Magento is an out-of-the-box e-commerce platform with many features, such as catalog navigation, promotion rules, RSS feeds, product search, product tags, product reviews, tax rules, reports, and order management.

To Prepare for Magento Development we need to set up a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) environment. In that LAMP environment, we will create a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) and a virtual host.

The Process described here Suppose that the User have Super-User Powers, if Not then adapt Consequently the Commands…

Install Magento 1.9 on Linux Mint 17 Qiana LTS - Featured
  1. Or Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Installing Magento on Linux Mint 17 Qiana LTS - Open Terminal
  2. How to Install LAMP Server on Linux Mint.

    LAMP Server Installation Mint

    In this Example the Domain will be Accessible to:


    For a Regular Magento Installation Modify this Parameter all along Installation…

  3. Install Required Packages.

    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

    apt-get install php5-mhash php5-mcrypt php5-cli php5-gd php5-curl php5-gd php-pear
  4. Increase the PHP 5 Memory Limit.

    nano /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

    Set the Memory Limit to At Lest 512mb!

    memory_limit = 512M

    Ctrl+x to Save & from nano Editor :)

  5. How to Enable Apache2 mod_rewrite Module on Linux Mint.

    Enabling Apache2 Rewrite for Mint
  6. Setting Up the MySQL Database.

    mysql -u root -p

    Enter the following commands at the mysql> prompt.

    create database magento;
    GRANT USAGE ON *.* TO magento@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'magento';
    GRANT ALL ON magento.* TO magento@localhost;
  7. Download Latest Magento 1.9 CE Release

    Magento 1.9 CE tar.gz
  8. Extracting Magento 1.9 CE.

    Double-Click on the Archive
    Installing Magento 1.9 Sample Data on Mint Linux - Extraction

    Or From Command Line:

    tar xvzf -C /tmp/ $HOME/Downloads/magento*.tar.gz
    rm $HOME/Downloads/magento*.tar.gz
  9. Relocate Magento Content.

    cp -r /tmp/magento/* /var/www/html/magento/
  10. Fixing Permissions.

    cd /var/www/html/magento
    chown -R www-data:www-data .
    find . -type d -exec chmod 700 {} \;
    find . -type f -exec chmod 600 {} \;
  11. Download & Install Magento 1.9 CE Sample Data

    Magento 1.9 CE Sample Linux Mint Setup

    Take Note: The Task must be Achieved Prior to Magento 1.9 CE Installation!

  12. Running Magento Web UI Installer.

    Point Browser to:


    Set the Localization
    Installing Magento on Linux Mint 17 Qiana LTS - Set Localization

    Configure Database Settings
    Installing Magento on Linux Mint 17 Qiana LTS - Set Database Parameters

    Set the Web UI Base URL & Options
    Installing Magento on Linux Mint 17 Qiana LTS - Set Web UI Options

    Create an Admin Account
    Installing Magento on Linux Mint 17 Qiana LTS - Create the Admin Account

    Magento Successfully Installed on Mint Linux
    Installing Magento on Linux Mint 17 Qiana LTS - Magento Successfully Installed

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