Good you got the live usb to boot.
RockDawg wrote:Is it OK to go ahead and install it once I'm in or am I still likely to have problems once it's installed?
You might. I don't have experience with this, so can't really advise you.
Lucky for me, my 5 year old hardware installed LM13 without a problem. Go figure.
There are a few threads about installing with the GTX 550 Ti. I would suggest doing a search and having a thorough read before proceeding.
Here are a few examples:viewtopic.php?f=90&t=102389&p=580961&hilit=550+Ti#p580961viewtopic.php?f=46&t=104800&p=592075&hilit=550+Ti#p592075viewtopic.php?f=59&t=98150&start=0
My 2 cents -
If you go ahead and try an install, when rebooting after installing I think you would have to again edit the Linux Mint line in the Grub menu
(hold Shift to see the Grub screen), press "e" to edit, then add nomodeset
(as you did before, you may need noacpi noapic nomodeset
Then if you get to the desktop, try installing the video card drivers from there -
Menu > Preferences > Additional Drivers
One thing before you start the install
Before you click the icon "Install Linux Mint", while you're still in the live-usb environment
, open a terminal (Menu > Accessories > Terminal)
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sudo apt-get remove ubiquity-slideshow-mint
(This has interfered with some installs, so it's been suggested to remove it before starting).
Exit the terminal, then start the install.
If you need further help with installing, I'd start a new thread.