Hi, I'm trying to look at Mint 4.0 on Linux Format magazine's (LFX105) coverdisk, May 08, with a view to replacing Vista. I've played with Linux before, and tried several distros, but I got a new (laptop) computer recently: Acer Travelmate 7510, AMD Turion 64, NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100 Chipset, 1Gb RAM, runs Vista HP.
Problem: it won't let me in, even to look at the live disk. A very quick line flashes up for about a tenth of a second saying "unknown keyword in config file", then it hangs, usually after half a minute or so, when it's greenbarring. I've tried all sorts of extra commands as suggested on the forum, no help so far.
I've also tried Ubuntu 7.10 from the LFX100 coverdisk - same problem, and it worked on my old desktop. Maybe I shouldn't have updated the computer!
Is it the processor? Chipset? Any suggestions very welcome!