The latest version of Cisco’s popular network simulator is now available for download.
Unlike the previous version, Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 has significant improvements, including a reconfigured user interface theme.
To download the new version of Packet Tracer, we’ll need to create a user account at Cisco Networking Academy (free). This will allow us to access to download software as well as automatically register for an online course on cybersecurity.
As you know, Linux Mint is derived from Ubuntu, which has become very popular recently and leaves behind its primary distribution.
After the release of the new version of Linux Mint 19.2, we will share a simple installation guide for Packet Tracer so that it can be helpful for those who prefer to try this operating system on their computers or a virtual machine.
Linux Mint 19.2 will be supported by 2023 and comes with up-to-date software and offers improvements and new features to make your desktop experience more comfortable.
How to Setup and Run Packet Tracer on Linux Mint
Step 1: After installing the Mint OS, you can install Packet Tracer and create complex network projects to prepare for Cisco Routing or Switching exams.
Step 2: Download the Cisco simulator program from Netacad to your computer.
Step 3: Cisco previously published the setup file as tar.gz for Linux. The file extension is now published as .run. Copy the PacketTracer.run the file you downloaded to the desktop, then open the terminal.
Step 4: Use the “chmod +x PacketTracer-7.2.2-ubuntu-setup.run” command to change the permissions of the Run file.
chmod +x PacketTracer-7.2.2-ubuntu-setup.run
Step 5: Now use the command “./PacketTracer-7.2.2-ubuntu-setup.run” to start the installation.
Step 6: Complete the installation with the GUI setup interface.
Step 7: Run the packettracer command to run the software after installation. If the software doesn’t work or respond, you must install the libpng package.
Step 8: Run the following commands to download and install libpng for Mint.
dpkg -i libpng12-0_1.2.50-2+deb8u3_amd64.deb
Step 9: When you run the “packettracer” command on the terminal again, you can run the simulator software.