Hello, I've been running linux mint 4.0 and various other distros on my second laptop for over a year now, so I'm not a total novice, but I am in no way an expert. I downloaded (torrent) of Mint 5 iso yesterday, checked the MD5 and transferred it from my (ubuntu) server to my main laptop (Vista), to burn to CD, so that I could dual boot it. (In a bid to finally rid myself of MS ) Burnt with Infra recorder, and reset the machine. It booted to the first screen with the coutdown, or the optins to boot safe or similar. I let it countdown, then it said loading _ and stayed like this, forever. I tryed safe boot, I tried another machine, I burnt a second CD straight from the server, and still exactly the same problem... HELP! Please.