I have the exact same computer as you, so I can probably help you out.
The boot command is the first instruction the computer runs, to know where the operating system is installed, and any special parameters needed for a successful boot. To edit it, roughly follow the following instructions:
When you start your computer with your live CD/live USB, the first thing you will see after turning it on is a message saying "Automatic start in X seconds..."
Press a key to stop this. What you will now see is a "text" window, asking you which instance on Mint you want to boot. This is called the GRUB bootloader, and here is where you want to edit the boot command.
Highlight the "Start Linux Mint" option, and press the [Tab] key to edit the command per se. Place the cursor before the two --, and write:
- Code: Select all
no commas or nothing, and press [Enter]. The system should now boot fine.
Once you're in the desktop, and if you choose to install, Mint might automatically add those options to the boot command. You'll know it if after installing, the system still boots fine. If not, come back here and I'll try to help you out.
Since we have the same computer, here's some other info I've found useful:
This page explains how to get suspend-on-lid-close
working, and the brightness keys
Under linux, the trackpad
might be a little jumpy. This fixes it for me. The values I use are 50, 51, 256:http://superuser.com/questions/229839/reduce-laptop-touch-pad-sensitivity-in-ubuntu
I hope this helped!