Hello all. I'm trying to dual boot Windows 7 and Mint 14 64-bit onto my laptop, but any attempt at doing so results in a black screen. I've tried booting the Live CD from a USB CD/DVD drive (since it doesn't have an optical drive), from a USB flash drive, and using mint4win (virtually mounting the iso) to install it from within Windows, but no luck.
- Booting from LiveCD/USB: reaches 'automatic boot' loading screen, but then hangs on a black screen (where I can see a very faint Mint logo that appears and disappears if I click one of the function keys/ESC). Adding 'nomodeset' after 'quiet splash' in the boot settings lets it load to a screen with 'Linux Mint 14 . . . .' After a while, it turns black, and nothing happens until I click the power button. Then a scattered line of blue/red appears and disappears, and then a whole bunch of text appears on the screen saying something like 'the system is going down for halt NOW power button pressed', and the laptop turns off.
- mint4win: It appears to install, but after I reboot and choose Mint 14 in the Windows Boot Manager, it says 'Completing Installation in 5...' If I don't add 'nomodeset', a faint mint logo appears, and then the mint desktop loads, but everything is so dark I can't read anything. If I add nomodeset, it does the same thing as the above, where 'Linux Mint 14 . . . .' appears, etc.
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Folio 13 Notebook PC
BIOS: InsydeH2O Version 03.61.01F.0A
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2467M CPU @ 1.60GHz (4 CPUs), ~1.6GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 3000
This is my first time installing Linux, so if there is any other information I should include, please tell me. Thank you.