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Things Necessary:
An installed Linux distribution (standalone or virtual machine)
An internet connection
First off I am going to assume that you already have a Linux distribution installed, either as a Virtual machine or as a standalone OS. This guide will work for both. This guide is written specifically for the more common distributions and has been tested using the following: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and Debian. But will more than likely work on other Distributions, because Linux is more or less the same when it comes the basic things. If you need specific help on a Distribution, you can always ask for help on the IRC channel for that version.
You must have root access to install anything on Linux, all that means is that you have to know the root password. Go to the package manager, Called Synaptic Package manager in debian based distributions

Once you try to open the package manager it will ask you for the root password, type it in.

Now click the ‘reload’ button to update the package manager.

Once the Package manager opens, there should be a column with different options to sort packages by category (generally on the left(, make sure that ‘All’ is selected.
Next, type ‘mono’ in the search bar. Once the search is finished, the first selection that comes up should be something similar to ’mono-utilis’ the description should be Mono Utilities. Right-click on it and select ‘mark for installation’.

After you do that a window will pop-up with the heading “Mark additional required changes?” and give you a list of things that have to be installed with mono as well just click the ‘mark’ button.

Go back up to the search bar and type in ‘monodevelop’ from there do the same thing as before, right-click on the first one and select ‘mark for installation’ and then click ‘mark’ for the required packages.

Then click the ‘apply’ button in the manager and wait for it to install ‘mono’ and ‘monodevelop’.
  • (It is important to select Mono and monodevelop separately. I got errors trying to install monodevelop without first selecting mono)

Last edited Feb 28, 2011 at 1:18 AM by IceChat, version 1

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