Sorry for the terribly slow reply. When I try to install from recent Ubuntu/Mint Live CDs, I get weird errors. Sometimes I cannot even get the Linux Kernel to load- it just hangs. The errors are not consistent though. Sometimes I'll get the Live CD up and running but then installation fails. With the Mint Live CD, I thought it actually worked, but after the installation finished and I rebooted Mint had problems and wouldn't load (I cannot recall the specific problems... sorry). Just like Ubuntu, when I downloaded the Mint DVD, all of my problems went away. I am actually very happy with the Mint KDE, but really wanted to give the GNOME version a try. Hopefully one day then will make a GNOME DVD version of Mint. Thanks!!