Hi all and thanks for looking. I have been using mint kde on my desktop now for a few months and really enjoying it, so i decided to install it on my sons laptop which had vista installed. The laptop is a MEDION MIM2310 with a 1.8 celeron 1 gig of ram and a 120 gig HDD, the initial install went well and i performed the updates after that whenever i boot i get the splash screen and the progress bar it go's to 100% then the screen go's blank i can hear the start up music. I tried reinstalling mint but i get the same problem, blank screen. Can anyone please advise on how to fix this problem? Thanks in advance
Tried what you suggested but still having no luck, so i totally reformatted the hdd and tried a reinstall. The problem is still there, whenever it gets so far on the live cd the screen go's blank, have i broke it lol
Hi I tried what you suggested i burnt the iso in windows and linux i tried ubuntu hardy and ubuntu ibex and mint 6 all with the same result, i then tried xp pro and it loaded without a problem which is a shame im going to have to go with windows. Dont know what else to try im out of ideas
I have seen a post like this before. once you have xp back on you could try using mint again. maybe setup a dual boot system at first. was your xp a vanilla one or some sort of vendor or recovery one? there could have been some sort of special hardware and driver thing going on. Compaq were notorious for doing this.
Thankyou for all the help guys, the xp is a genuine version that came with an old comp of mine, i think the dual boot option is best i'll give it a try over the holidays and report back how i get on. Thanx again for the great distro and merry xmas to all