I have been trying unsuccessfully to install Linux Mint for the past couple of days.
First I tried to do a dual boot with Windows 7, but that ultimately failed because my laptop doesn't support LBA mode. (An HP NX8220)
So then I thought it's no great loss, I'll just use Mint4Win and save myself some hassle...
Well, I managed to get Mint4Win to install ok (using the run as administrator with Vista SP1 compatibility trick described in another thread)
However, when I try to boot it, it failed with an ACPI error followed by:
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount to root fs on unknown-block(104,1)
If I reboot and select the safe boot mode for ACPI support it gets a bit further but still fails with the same Kernel panic error.
I've been doing some searching, and I think it might be a problem with mounting the installation iso created by the Mint4Win installer.
I've checked the MD5 of the ISO that I downloaded, and it's ok. I can also boot the CD as a live CD (without any ACPI or Kernel panic errors), so I don't think there's anything wrong with that.
What else could be going wrong?
Any suggestions for a fix?