How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.2 in Linux Mint 19.2

This video shows you how to install Packet Tracer 7.2.2 developed by Networking Academy (Netacad) on the Mint operating system.

How to Install Packet Tracer on Mint

Linux Mint 19.2 is a long-term support version to be supported by 2023. It comes with updated software and offers improvements and many new features to make your desktop experience more convenient and comfortable.

To install Packet Tracer on Linux Mint:

Step 1: If you have not previously installed Linux Mint on a virtual machine, check out the video below.


Step 2: After installing Mint OS, you can install Packet Tracer and create complex network projects to prepare for Cisco exams.

Step 3: First, download the Cisco simulator program to your computer.

Step 4: Cisco previously published the installation file tar.gz for Linux systems. But now the installation file published as .run. Copy the downloaded file to the desktop, and then open Terminal.

Step 5: Run “chmod + x” in the terminal to change the permissions of the run file.

chmod +x

Step 6: Now run “./” to start the installation.

Step 7: Complete the installation using the CPT GUI interface.

Step 8: Run the packettracer command to run the software after installation.

Step 9: If the simulator software is not running or no response, you need to install the libpng package.

Step 10: Run the following commands to download and install libpng for Linux Mint 19.

dpkg -i libpng12-0_1.2.50-2+deb8u3_amd64.deb

Step 11: Now try running the Cisco simulator software on the terminal again, and this time you will see it running smoothly!

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