I have tried unsucessfully to install LM 13 Cinnamon or Mate to a laptop, I could get Ubuntu 12.04 to install but it had problems, PC Linux OS installed too, with problems. I ended up installing Kubuntu from a CD .iso.
The laptop is a HP Pavillion dv5 1111ea,
The install dvd, which I used for the laptop I am using presently, is the one I tried, but it hangs with just a mouse pointer and black screen at the point where the desktop screen with the install option should display.
Any pointers? Kubuntu is playing up in that now YouTube only plays in fast forward mode for Firefox and Chromium, although it started off ok. That's why I would like a fix to installing LM 13 instead, I know where I stand with it and it is far better than Kubuntu (in my opinion).
Everything else in Kubuntu seems ok, but Mint would be better.