I've decided to give LMDE 2012 (32 bit) a try on an old laptop before installing on my main system.
The DVD has booted, no problem but I cannot get to install the system since Linux Mint is expecting a Username and Password in the Welcome screen. Well I do not have these since the installation hasn't taken place so they do not exist. I've tried the usual of root and administrator in various combinations but without being able to get in. Does anyone have a clue as to what the username and password should be?
Also whilst writing, should I choose MATE or CINNAMON? (if I get that far), I've not yet found a good comparison to help me decide which is the best way to go.
Many Thanks, Tony.