got a bit of an issue trying to install Mint (64bit, XFCE) on my laptop – kinda desperately trying to escape windows 8. Specs: Thinkpad S430 with i5 2.5ghz, 4gb ram, GeForce GT620.
I downloaded the ISO, burned it to a DVD but the computer refuses to boot from it. It just skips past it and boots windows. I tried using the “forced” boot thing, which gives me a menu when I boot. I try selecting Mint and get an error message along the lines of “Windows failed to start … \linux\winboot\wubildr.mbr … a files is missing or containing errors.”
I have tried booting from a USB stick (it won't even let me enter the BIOS menu when I boot, and even if I have set it to boot from USB nothing happens and it boots windows). Also tried downloading the ISO again - but nothing seems to help...
Anyone got any ideas?