This article shows you how to set up and use Cisco Packet Tracer 8.2, which allows you to run network devices like Cisco Router virtually on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa operating system.
Cisco Packet Tracer allows you to virtually design computer networks and test network connectivity of computers in different subnets using network protocols.
You can create various projects by installing this software, which is widely preferred for Cisco exams and distributed free of charge, on your Linux Mint computer.
You can follow this video tutorial or the steps below to install and configure the Cisco simulator program on Linux.
Step 1: You must be logged into Netacad before you can download the Packet Tracer software for Linux. Therefore, visit the Netacad website by clicking the link below.
Step 2: Click Resources / Download Packet Tracer on the Netacad website.
Step 3: Click on 64 Bit Download under the Ubuntu Desktop Version 8.2.0 English title and start the download process.
Step 4: Go to the location where you downloaded the PacketTracer.deb package to your computer and click Right Key / Open in Terminal there.
Step 5: Before starting the installation, update your Linux Mint software repository with the sudo apt update command.
sudo apt update
Step 6: After updating the package list, run sudo dpkg -i CiscoPacketTracer_820_Ubuntu_64bit.deb to install the deb package.
sudo dpkg -i CiscoPacketTracer_820_Ubuntu_64bit.deb
Step 7: Accept the license agreement and EULA terms of Packet Tracer software.
Step 8: During installation, you can see that the required packages for Packet Tracer are not installed. Run sudo apt install -f to download and install the installation of these packages from online servers.
sudo apt install -f
Step 9: Run the packettracer command to run the Cisco network software.
Step 10: Confirm the launch of the Multi-user feature each time you start the program.
Step 11: You can prepare for Cisco exams with the simulator software you have installed on your Linux Mint distribution.
How to Install Packet Tracer 7.2.2
Cisco previously published the setup file as tar.gz for Linux systems. But now the installation file is published as .run. Copy the downloaded PacketTracer.run file to your desktop and then open the terminal.
Step 1: To change the permissions of the run file, run the “chmod +x PacketTracer-7.2.2-ubuntu-setup.run” command in the terminal.
chmod +x PacketTracer-7.2.2-ubuntu-setup.run
Step 2: Now, run the “./PacketTracer-7.2.2-ubuntu-setup.run” command to start the installation.
Step 3: If the simulator software is not working, you need to install the libpng package.
Step 4: Run the commands below to download and install the libpng file for Linux Mint 19.
dpkg -i libpng12-0_1.2.50-2+deb8u3_amd64.deb
Step 5: Now try to run the Cisco simulator software on the terminal again and you will see it works fine this time!
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