This tutorial shows how to install Linux mintMenu for Ubuntu and add it into gnome panel.Following screen is the mintMenu I just installed in my Ubuntu 10.04 machine:

Install Linux Mini Main Menu in Ubuntu:

There are two ways to install mintMenu in Ubuntu
Option 1. For ubuntu 10.04 and 9.10 user,open up a terminal window (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and install mintMenu from PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danny-trunk/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install minit

Option 2. Alternatively,directly download .deb packages for mintMenu and install them.

first create a temporary folder and navigate into the folder:

mkdir temp && cd temp

then download packages using wget command:


install these 3 packages:

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Once installation finish,you can remove these packages and temporary folder.

Add Mintmenu into gnome panel:

Right-click on the panel (top panel or bottom panel as you want the mintMenu located) and choose “Add to Panel…”,search mintmenu and add it into panel.
Then right-click on following shortcut icon and select “Move” it to your favourate location:

In right-click menu->Preferences,you can change logo and other configurations