I recently installed LMDE 201303 and updated it with UP7.
Not as fine tuned as the Ubuntu based one, but the idea of not to ever (hopefully) needing to reinstall it seems appealing to me. I have converted to Linux (mostly to Mint) quite a big number of friends and neighbors who since then have forgotten my telephone number, not necessary a bad thing.. I do not mind helping them with some minor issues from time to time, but OS upgrade, in any form, for most of them is more than I am willing to spend my time and efforts for.
The current problem that I am facing now is the following:
When I insert a CD or DVD disk into the drive of the notebook (to be particular - HP Pavilion dv6-3033cl), CD/DVD drive is not initialized and, consequently, disks are not mounted, and can not be mounted, until I fire up VMWare player. Then CD/DVD drive initializes even before I see the Guest's boot screen, and can be accessed on the host and in the guest.
Any I idea that can remedy the situation is greatly appreciated!