I tried to install Mint 14 XFCE on a Gateway EC-18 netbook in dual boot with Vista. It installed fine, everything worked, but it would not reboot, a message similar to this:
/dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xx$ does not exist
like on this page: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=813090
Could this be because, on this netbook, the recovery partition is sda1? Maybe Grub gets confused because the first partition is not bootable? Or could it be because I mistakenly installed 64 bit Mint on a 32 bit box. But if that was the problem, why did it install and run fine before the reboot?
Fortunalty I'd used Clonzilla to back up the netbook, so I'm back to square one, but I don't want to try the Mint install again on this box until I figure this out.